Thank you for all the wonderful things you do to support ECMCS. Your commitment, ongoing involvement and passion for Montessori education enables us to achieve amazing outcomes together for our children.
I know that there are many important causes in our communities that invite our attention, but I truly believe the most important commitment we can make in our lifetime is to the future of our children. Fostering a love for learning at a young age and nurturing children to become responsible, productive and compassionate adults may be the greatest gift we can provide this and future generations.
I encourage you to give as generously as possible to our Annual Fund. Our percentage of participation was 38% last year and we are seeking to increase participation to 80%. Your tax-deductible contributions (and those from company matching gift programs) close the gap between the funding we receive as a Charter School and the funds we need to provide an enriched, public Montessori education to our children. EVERY dollar donated is used to ENRICH the educational experience of our students in STEM, math and literacy programs. The Annual Fund also supports our fine arts programs including theatre, music and art.
Last year the school lost 5.5% of its base funding and had to make some hard choices. We balanced the budget and the per pupil increase for January is still unknown. With your help, we can still add new exciting experiences for our students. This year’s annual fund will support our STEM Coordinator position as part of a matching grant, continued adaptive math courses, performance raisers, a mobile app and if we meet the goal every student in grades 1st-8th will experience a Level Up Learning Village Course.
Our Annual Fund goal this year is to raise $65,000, which is really only $185.00 per student.
Every donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to reaching our goal. A Sustaining
Family Gift allows you to make recurring monthly payments. It is virtually effortless to give once you've set up your pledge online. You will be recognized on the Donor Wall of our website unless you indicate your gift should be anonymous.
I urge you to do your part and help us achieve our goal. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of East Cooper Montessori Charter School, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your generosity.