Ways to Give
Every gift is needed and appreciated.
Your gifts of time, talent and treasure touch every facet of Marin Montessori School. With your ongoing generous support, MMS is able to provide the very best AMI Montessori education for all students attending our school - as well as sustain the legacy for those who will join us in the future.
As a non-profit independent school, the whole school community - parents, students, faculty and staff, grandparents, alumni and friends - is an essential part of the continuing efforts to support the excellence of the school's programs. We ask that every family contribute, to the best of each person's talents and resources, all that it can. Your gift, your participation makes all the difference.
There are many ways to give...
Gifts of Financial Support
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating each student. To fill that gap, MMS families are asked to support the school beyond paying tuition by contributing to the school's fundraising efforts. Each year community members are asked to contribute to the Annual Fund and to support the fundraising activities of the Parents' Association. Additionally, all community members are asked to make financial contributions to special fundraising campaigns as they occur.
The Annual Fund is a yearly program launched in the fall to provide important unrestricted funds for the school. These vital dollars go directly to the general operating budget and help support all aspects of our day-to-day operations. Equally important to our monetary goal is our goal of 100% participation of each and every MMS family.
Many employers offer a Matching Gift Program wherein they match a donor's contribution or even double or triple it! Please check with your employer to see if you have access to this valuable program. Participating is usually a simple matter of providing MMS with your company's matching gift form when you send in your own gift.
Gifts of Stock
MMS accepts gifts of stock and securities through our brokerage account. Please contact the Development Office with any questions on transfer instructions and your tax advisor for questions on how such a gift can help with your tax planning.
Gifts in Kind
Many families at MMS give gifts-in-kind. These may include professional services such as printing or design, or items such as computers or desks. Although gifts-in-kind are always appreciated, they do not replace the commitment of a gift to the Annual Fund. Please call the Development Office before making such a gift. Click here for the In Kind Donation Form.
Parents' Association Fundraising
PA fundraising events are another great way to support MMS.
Events such as the Fall Parents' Night Out and the Fall Annual Auction, as well as the ongoing sale of MMS Spirit Wear - T-shirts, fleece jackets, caps, coffee mugs, etc. - contribute to the financial resources of the school.
The PA also encourages participation in programs such as eScrip, One Cause, and GoodSearch. Registering with any of these programs means that a percentage of any purchase made is donated directly to MMS. In addition, local businesses such as The Mill Valley Market and Montessori Services (catalog) also donate a percentage of sales to the school.
For information about any of our fundraising programs, please contact Aubyn Demian, Director of Development.