THE 2019 ANNUAL
THE ANNUAL FUND DRIVE is our school’s primary fundraiser and is a key factor for enhancements and development at the level the students deserve. The funds raised directly support the children, the teachers, and the school. The Annual Fund Drive also provides our families and friends with an easy and fully tax-deductible way to support MSS.
Your gift makes a difference!
100% Family Participation
Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference!
PLANNED PROJECTS FOR THE 2019
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE:
> The American Montessori Society Annual Conference is being held close to
home this year in Dallas, TX. We would like to allow MANY of our teachers
to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity for professional development.
> Playground equipment for the Main Campus
> Additional swings for the South Campus, as we are GROWING!
"MONTESSORI IS NOT JUST BOOKS, IT IS LIFE."
Test scores and good grades are simply to measure where a child is at in his or her journey. My kids have developed skills beyond just the academic; they have developed life skills because of their Montessori education. They are capable, responsible, and handle themselves well in all they do. My wife and I have always taken responsibility for our kids and realize we have the biggest impact in their lives. But when you have to leave your kids somewhere else for a minimum of 35 hours a week, Montessori is the place. They are a wonderful extension of the values and skills we want our children to develop to be a positive impact in our community.
We are so glad to have such a wonderful school available to us. I still work with youth to this day by employing high school and college-age students. Pound for pound, Montessori kids are more developed, well-rounded, and capable. Montessori is not just books, it is life.
- Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Current Montessori Parent
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE FAQs
1. Why does The Montessori School for Shreveport have an Annual Fund Drive?
Gifts to the Annual Fund Drive take over where tuition ends and provide an important added value to a MSS education. These funds directly support the children, the teachers, and the school, and enhance our academic environment. They also provide our families and friends with a fully tax-deductible way to support the school. As the primary fundraising vehicle, MSS looks to each family to contribute directly to the Fund annually to the best of their ability.
2. Why not just raise the price of tuition to cover the gap?
If we were to increase the cost of tuition, we would limit the number of families who might benefit from an exceptional Montessori education. Through annual giving, we are able to keep tuition more affordable, thus attracting a wider range of students. In this way, each student is subsidized by the philanthropic support of the larger community. Additionally, contributions to the Annual Fund Drive are tax deductible, while tuition is not.
Many schools depend on fundraisers where a significant amount of your contribution goes to a fundraising company. At Montessori, we structure our Annual Fund Drive to maximize your valuable contribution for the children.
3. Are my Annual Fund contributions tax deductible?
Yes, your donations to the Annual Fund Drive are tax deductible. The Montessori School for Shreveport is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID number 72-0594556.
4. How much should I give?
No amount is too small – give as you are able! Every gift, no matter the size, makes a significant impact on our community and our children. An investment in MSS is one that will pay lifetime dividends for our children, grandchildren, and future generations. Each family is asked to give according to their own financial ability - which we know can mean different things for different families. Our main goal is 100% participation!