Beyond supporting our school through Annual Giving and Endowment, there are currently two established funds for making restricted gifts:
Mary Tidball Zeman Staff Development Fund
The Staff Development fund is supported through the annual operating budget and augmented by gifts of individual donors. The Montessori School supports every staff member's continued professional development and is proud of the culture of professional aspiration and support that exists among all members of our staff. This fund exists to assure and inspire ongoing conferences, workshops, consultations, classes, cultural encounters and professional memberships.
Ramani DeAlwis Scholarship Fund
The Tuition Assistance Fund is supported by our annual operating budget. Donors contribute funds specifically to scholarship aid for students in our Elementary program through our Ramani DeAlwis Scholarship Fund. As an endowed fund, the principal is never touched. A portion of investment return is used to support need and merit-based tuition assistance for The Montessori School Elementary students.
From time to time, The Montessori School engages in special campaigns to raise funds for a specific purpose. Currently we are not in a campaign season, and welcome support through Annual Giving and Endowment. In celebration of our school's 50th, we established the "50th Anniversary Fund."