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Why Give?

Why give to CTMS?

Dear Friends,

The Children’s Tree Montessori School is a non-profit organization and is funded solely through its tuition fees and private contributions. As a school, we try to keep tuition increases to a minimum, yet the cost of a Montessori education does exceed the tuition that parents pay.

Like most independent schools, CTMS relies on the generosity of the entire school community; parents, past parents, grandparents, trustees, staff and friends of the school, to support its quality educational program and facilities, and to provide financial aid to students in need.

If you own a business, please consider donating goods or service to our ongoing auction fundraiser.

There are countless ways in which your gifts will enable our school to flourish and grow, and on behalf of the school, and most of all, the children, I thank you for your continuing generosity.

Fondly,

Marci Martindale

Head of School

 

The Spirit of Philanthropy:
Why We Give to The Children’s Tree Montessori School

People like us contribute thousands of dollars to worthwhile charitable organizations, like The Children’s Tree Montessori School, for reasons that are as much selfish as altruistic. Why do we do it? Our voluntary support gives us a stake in the school, a claim to some degree of influence over a place that we care about.

It gives us as parents and staff a sense of having some degree of ownership and pride. Some of us also give to The Children’s Tree Montessori School because we are part of this community and feel strongly connected to it. Perhaps we also give to fulfill a very personal need to see ourselves as a patron of something that we feel is truly worthwhile. Perhaps, in helping to build something worthwhile, we gain a little place in the book of good deeds. Some of us support The Children’s Tree Montessori School for reasons of conscience.

We believe in Dr. Montessori’s vision of global community and her campaign for world peace and human dignity. We are supporting something in which we believe. When we support The Children’s Tree Montessori School we aren’t simply throwing our hard earned money away. We know all too well that our resources are  limited and we give careful thought to how they are used to accomplish the most good. Most of us at The Children’s Tree Montessori School, most especially the teachers and staff, tend to be  people who hold strong values and deep beliefs. We believe in people, especially the promise inherent within children, and we have a great respect for what great schools can contribute to their lives. We want to give our children and the children who follow them in the years to come an extraordinary opportunity that wasn’t available to most of us when we were young. We want to make a contribution back to life. By lending our support, we hope to improve the quality of life, and help develop solutions for some of our most deeply nagging social concerns with children. Every time we make a contribution to The Children’s Tree Montessori School, we are making an investment in our children’s future.

The Children’s Tree Montessori School is a non-profit organization and is funded solely through its tuition fees and private contributions.

For tax purposes, our 501 ( c ) (3) is 46-0815277.

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