Annual Giving

Your commitment to prepare children for what will come in the future is an ideal that connects our Spring Garden community with Waldorf schools all over the world. Your philanthropic support of the Annual Giving Campaign is vital to our success.

 

Click to Donate to our Annual Fund

 

 

 

 

Thirty-six years ago, our community wanted a richer education for their children than what could be provided by local schools. Out of the hard work and commitment of a small few, Spring Garden Waldorf School was founded in 1981.

In 1994, the SGWS community organized another herculean effort to complete a successful Building Campaign to raise $350,000 to purchase, clean, and move into our current home in time for the 1994-95 school year.  Similarly, in 2014, we committed to the Raise the Roof Capital Campaign to build a gabled roof over our failing flat roof.

Since the beginning, people like you, who make up our community, have shown their commitment to Waldorf education.  Parents, grandparents, and friends have been generous donors to our school. Because of this, we enjoy a permanent home on 12 acres that includes a science classroom, model classroom, greenhouse, hoop house, gabled roof, outdoor stage, garden, and early childhood meadow.  Our school is indebted to the founders, faculty, and parents who came before us, because through their generosity of time, talent, and funding we have created an established school and community and have provided a Waldorf education to students for 36 years.

Now, SGWS is your community school. Our families are supported by knowledgeable and devoted adults who believe education should be balanced, relevant, vibrant, and integrated. We share a common goal of honoring the students in our care and helping them to develop into young adults who approach the world with moral strength, compassion, and courage.

Each day our students benefit from the gifts of those that were here before us. Please join all of those who have contributed to our school by making a gift to the 2017 Annual Fund and the Raise the Roof Capital Campaign. Your gifts are extremely important, not only do these support our day to day resources that directly help us to serve the children, they also help us plan for our future.  We only need $100,000 more to finish building the roof over the south wing of the school. Your gifts also join the gifts of the faculty and families that built our school and make it possible for us to continue to offer a Waldorf education in Northeast Ohio.

Your commitment to prepare children for what will come in the future is an ideal that connects our Spring Garden community with Waldorf schools all over the world. Your philanthropic support of the Annual Giving Campaign is vital to our success.

The Annual Giving Campaign provides critical budgeted support for the day-to-day operations of our school. Your support is helping to keep tuition low in order to make this education attainable. Current tuition does not fully cover the cost of educating each child, resulting in a $600 gap. This provides an essential opportunity for each family to consider the value and to financially support our mission with thoughtful intention.

We respect and honor that each family’s ability to support the campaigns will differ. Every donation is meaningful in providing the means necessary to allow us to educate children to contribute to the future of the world. Your commitment to the campaigns is also important to the foundations and business that we approach for support. Your tax-deductible donations can be pledged today and paid anytime prior to June 30, 2017. Thank you for being a part of our community and looking forward to the future of our school and the community.

Click to Donate to our Annual Fund

 

 

 

 

Also, The Raise the Roof Capital Campaign is in its third year with $132,000 still needed to complete the final phase of the asphalt shingled, gabled roof. With your support, we have completed the initial three phases at a cost of $604,000.

Click here to find out more about The Raise the Roof Capital Campaign.