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The Annual Fund is the most important gift that all members of our school family are asked to make to The Montessori School each year. The Annual Fund provides resources for day-to-day operations, while capital or “special” campaigns are geared towards raising funds to provide resources by which we grow.

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of TMS funding, which supports every aspect of TMS and the academic excellence for which we are known. It provides support for current operations, and underwrites the costs of faculty salaries, financial aid, teaching supplies, maintenance and the daily running of a school.

Be invested in a school that promotes the development of each child’s full potential!

Other Ways to Give

Stock Donations
A gift of appreciated securities can bring a donor greater tax savings than a gift of cash. Check with your financial advisor for assistance. Be sure to fill out this Stock Donation Form in advance of your gift!

United Way
For donors interested in giving via United Way, look for “The Montessori School Association” or our former name, “New Horizons Montessori School Assoc”. For UW of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ, look for Code #3568: The Montessori School Association.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies match employees’ charitable giving. Check with the human resources department of your employer for more information, and double your gift!

A bequest is donation of cash, personal property or real estate provided in the donor’s will to a non-profit institution, like TMS. Consult your tax advisor for assistance.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
If you are 70.5 years or older, you are eligible to make a QCD. A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain requirements are met. For a QCD to count towards your current year's RMD, the funds must come out of your IRA by your RMD deadline, generally December 31. We recommend that you contact your IRA administrator or tax advisor about this type of charitable donation. Distributions to 501(c)(3) charities such as TMS are tax-free!

"Passive" Fundraising

Passive Fundraising involves ways that can add other revenue streams to The Montessori School, often through online shopping. Take a look at these programs:

Amazon Smile
The Amazon Smile program that allowed support for charities for many years, including TMS, was discontinued by Amazon in February 2023. We thank our faithful Amazon shoppers who helped benefit our school!

Have a Car You Want to Get Rid of?
If you are in the market for a new car, the CARS agency can take care of picking up your old car and providing TMS with its proceeds. Check out CARS details here. Scroll down for helpful FAQ's as well. CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) is a nationally recognized social enterprise nonprofit that helps thousands of other nonprofits.

Rite Aid
See how you can support TMS via Rite Aid. Sign-up to be a supporter! You can also:
• Register for wellness+ rewards
• Transfer your prescriptions to Rite Aid
• Shop at Rite Aid using your wellness+ rewards
• Encourage friends to sign-up!