Your donation to Spring Garden Waldorf School helps us continue our mission to provide an enriching education that allows our students to contribute to the future of the world with clear and creative thinking, compassion, moral strength, and courage.
Donations given through this online form can support our Annual Fund, Benefit Auction or be unrestricted. Thank you for joining our community of supporters that believe in the future of our beloved school.
Other Ways to Give
We are so grateful for all charitable support of our school and we aim to make it as convenient as possible for you to support our mission. Spring Garden Waldorf School is a non-profit 501(c)3 and relies on a combination of tuition and fundraising revenue to support our operations.
There are many ways to support our mission. Here are some options:
This essential fundraiser supports our school’s operating budget, which consists of a blend of tuition income and your philanthropic support. Together, these funds support the operations and essential needs of the school. Learn More.
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
A donor-advised fund is an account you create at a sponsoring organization, generally a public charity, where an individual can make a charitable gift to receive an immediate tax benefit and retain advisory privileges to disburse charitable gifts over time to various non-profits. Donate cash, stocks or non-publicly traded assets such as private business interests, cryptocurrency and private company stock to your DAF. Starting a Donor Advised Fund is Free. Learn more here about a DAF through the Akron Community Foundation.
IRA Charitable Rollover
An IRA Charitable Rollover is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA payable to Spring Garden Waldorf School or other non-profit. These payments can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) and if you are over age 72, this may keep your taxable income lower. Contact your IRA Administrator to make a distribution. You can use this sample letter to send to your IRA Administrator.
Our Annual Benefit Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We accept direct donations of new items or experiences for the silent or live auction. You can also sponsor the event or make a direct donation. Learn more about this year’s auction here.
Amazon Smile is one of the easiest ways for our supportive community to give back to Spring Garden. When you shop on Amazon head over to https://smile.amazon.com/
- Sign into Amazon as you normally would
- And Choose “Spring Garden School” as your charity
- Then be sure to bookmark the page or return to https://smile.amazon.com/ when shopping
Support our Community Businesses
If you’re looking to support local business, we encourage you to use businesses listed here in our Community Business Directory. These businesses are related to our community members — current parents or alumni parents and their extended families. Interested in being included? Contact Joanna Caley at [email protected]