As a nonprofit organization, SMS is able to receive tax-deductible contributions to supplement our annual operating budget. Each year we solicit our families, faculty, alumni, and local community to support our school. Your gift to the annual fund helps us maintain SMS as a fiscally strong nonprofit organization and supports students and faculty across all program levels on all campuses. These funds provide the financial stability to make SMS a more valuable experience for the entire school community while keeping tuition as low as possible.
Your Annual Fund Donation Directly Funds:
- Enrichment opportunities for our students.
- Facility improvements including outdoor learning spaces.
- New technology and learning materials.
- Professional development for our faculty.
Your donation makes the difference between a great educational experience and a truly outstanding one!
For our fiscal year – which is July 1 through June 30 – we strive to achieve 100% participation from the Board of Trustees, faculty, and families for a total of $75,000 for new equipment, enrichments, and improvements. Gifts of all sizes make an impact!
SMS also celebrates Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving and the largest day of giving at SMS. Following Thanksgiving, we have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Many families contribute on this day to participate in the Giving Tuesday movement.
Platinum Circle: $10,000 and up
Gold Circle: $5,000 and $9,999
Silver Circle: $2,500 to $4,999
Bronze Circle: $1,000 to $2,499
Head of School Circle: $500 to $999
Faculty Circle: $250 to $499
Family Circle: $100 to $249
Friends Circle: $99 (up to)
Ways to Give
- Cash or Check
Checks can be made out to Shrewsbury Montessori School and mailed to: Shrewsbury Montessori School, Attn: Annual Fund, 55 Oak Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or submitted in person at all campuses.
- Recurring Gifts
Annual fund gifts can be made through your Smart Tuition account based on your tuition payment schedule.
- Venmo (mobile device)
Venmo payments are supported on versions 7.5.0 or later for iOS and Android devices. Please search for the school’s account @SMSchool01545 to make a donation.
- PayPal (desktop/laptop)
- Credit Card
Credit Cards are accepted at fundraising events and at the Shrewsbury Office.
- Stocks and Securities
SMS is able to accept gifts of stocks and securities transfers through the Business Office.
- In-Kind Donations
Items may be donated to be used in the classroom, for special events, or for fundraising opportunities.
- Matching Gifts
Many companies match employee contributions. Contact your employer’s human resources department to inquire if your company offers this benefit.
- Event Sponsorships
Event Sponsors advertise their business to our school community.
Contact Reem Hazimah, Development and Communication Coordinator for more information.