Annual Giving

Annual Giving promotion

Contributions to the Annual Giving Fund make an immediate, positive impact on the students, teachers and programs that make WMS a great Montessori school, and funds a vital 5% of the annual operating budget.

With community being the heart of Montessori, WMS is grateful for our community that comes together every year to reach our annual giving goal through generous donations from parents, grandparents, community members, matching donations, faculty, staff, alumni and even students. In 2018, we were able to raise over $132,000, with an inspiring 79% all-school participation rate.

This year, our goal is to reach 100% in family participation, along with raising $140,000 in donations. We invite all families to consider a gift that is meaningful to them and participate to the best of their ability. Gifts have ranged from $20-$5,000-plus.

All Annual Giving donors are recognized in the “WMS Annual Report,” and Leadership Circle donors of $1,500 and above are celebrated at a special reception held each spring.

Matching gifts and gifts of stock are both wonderful ways to increase your giving power and are credited towards your total donation. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

TOGETHER WE CAN:

  • Strengthen our community
  • Invest in faculty excellence
  • Increase access to an authentic Montessori education
  • Ensure sustainability for generations to come

Thank you for supporting WMS and our mission to build a diverse community of lifelong learners!

If you have questions, please contact Laureen Ng, Director of Development, 425-420-9725.

GIVING LEVELS

  • Maria Montessori Society—$5,000 and above
  • Partnership Circle—$2,500-$4,999
  • Leadership Circle—$1,500-$2,499
  • WMS Ambassador—$1,000-$1,499
  • WMS Sponsor—$500-$999
  • WMS Friend—$1-$499