We have launched our 2019-20 Annual Fund Campaign which provides vital support to our school programs each year. Our goal is to raise a collective $150,000 to support the operating budget including teachers (salaries, benefits, and professional development) and families requiring tuition assistance. Last year, 85% of our current families contributed to the annual fund campaign, and 100% of our full-time faculty and staff.
Each year we ask the members of our community to make a voluntary monetary gift, a gift that has the power to align our values and our resources. Offering a voluntary gift to the school, of any size, acknowledges that the value of this school reaches out into the future—into numerous and as of yet unknown good deeds to come. We invite you to celebrate Waldorf education by making a gift to City of Lakes Waldorf School’s Annual Fund Campaign.
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Please join us in celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education by making a gift to our annual fund campaign today. Thank you for supporting City of Lakes Waldorf School!
70% of gifts to the Annual Fund go directly to compensation and benefits for our faculty and staff. If you would like to show support for our teachers, support the Annual Fund! City of Lakes Waldorf School is a fiscally healthy non-profit with notably low overhead costs. That means you can feel confident that your gift goes straight to the heart of our mission: directly supporting the teachers who offer an enlivened Waldorf education to our students every day.
The costs of education continue to rise. Our Minneapolis Public Schools expenditures now exceed $23,000 per pupil. At a tuition rate of $15,100 for one middle school student, the question becomes: How does City of Lakes Waldorf School provide an exceptional school experience for one third less than the cost of public schools? In part, the answer is the Annual Fund which provides significant support to our annual budget.
Our Annual Fund Campaign and other development efforts support nearly 10% of our school’s budget each year. These funds fill the gap between what is charged by tuition and the actual cost of providing a Waldorf education to every student. Without generous donations to the Annual Fund, we would need to charge over $1,000 more per student in tuition. We rely on these tax-deductible gifts to bridge the gap and balance the school’s budget each year. Annual gifts help to provide the highest quality education possible while keeping tuition affordable so that more students can benefit from Waldorf education. We could not do it without you.
Featured Artwork: “Healing the Earth #8” by Leo Klein, artist and dear friend of City of Lakes Waldorf School. We thank him for granting the school use of his work.