A note from the Head of School:
Great Things are happening at Jarrow! Confidence, collaboration, creativity, compassion, peace and joy—these are our core values. The other Great Thing that’s happening is generosity! The success of a Jarrow Annual Fund is a wonderful example of the generosity demonstrated by our community. Your gifts to the Annual Fund go toward professional development for teaching staff, our robust financial aid program, enrichments and maintaining our beautiful campus. Also, because of Annual Fund dollars, Jarrow is able to support our faculty children at 100 percent.
We are working to unify and expand our literacy, STEM, earth science and cultural studies programs. Additionally, in conjunction with our garden-to-classroom program, we have installed a hydroponic system so that children can learn about sustainable ways of growing food. All of these programs will involve area-specific training for teachers as well as investment in new material sand technology. Your donation to the Annual Fund will help make all of this happen.
The Annual Fund asks you to embrace the Montessori model of education, connect to others in our community and commit to your child’s school by making a gift to the Annual Fund. It is through your generosity that Jarrow can continue to do Great Things! Please make your gift today, as this drive only lasts 100 days!
A note from the Chair of the Jarrow Board of Trustees:
I am grateful for the Montessori education my son has experienced at Jarrow where the incredible faculty help students develop compassion, a sense of service, kindness, respect and curiosity at a young age. I love seeing the joy on his and his classmates faces when they enter the Jarrow gates each morning to continue exploring and learning in the Montessori tradition. Jarrow Montessori School’s mission is to nurture the development of the whole child through quality Montessori education. Our community supports each child’s joyful discovery of self in the journey to becoming a confident lifelong learner and compassionate citizen. Over the past few years, Jarrow has proudly worked on programs to directly support this mission; we have increased tuition assistance for families, while also expanding support for our outstanding faculty, and improving our beautiful campus and classrooms. Financial contributions to the Annual Fund are crucial to fill the gap between tuition and the cost of these and other programs, designed to ensure a quality Montessori education for all of Jarrow’s students.
~ Brooks D. Johnson
How does my gift benefit children?
Each dollar donated to the Annual Fund goes directly to support Jarrow’s talented teachers, small classes, outstanding curriculum and materials, and our excellent offerings in music, arts, environmental/ outdoor education and movement. The Annual Fund also supports our ability to provide financial assistance to 19% of our community Each gift is spent within the fiscal year that it is given, so you see the benefits of your gift right away.
Strong Annual Fund participation supports Jarrow’s long-term sustainability. Contributions to the Annual Fund help us demonstrate broad-based, diverse financial support, which is critical when it comes to seeking funds from outside the Jarrow community.
The Jarrow Annual Fund supports the school’s annual operating budget, helping bridge the gap between tuition costs and the actual cost of a high-quality Montessori education. Your gift will support extra programs, faculty development and financial assistance, all of which is made possible by the Jarrow Montessori Annual Fund. Alumni, trustees, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate. All gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible.
Your support is vital to Jarrow’s continued ability to provide an outstanding education, preparing children to live with confidence, compassion, intelligence and the life skills needed to live fully in the world.
How much should I give?
Gifts of all sizes make a difference. We hope you will contribute the amount that is right for your family and makes you feel good about supporting Jarrow Montessori.
Annual Fund giving levels:
Jarrow Montessori Leadership Circle:
❀ The Big Bang: $5000 and above ❀ Time Line of Life: $2500-$4999 ❀ Practical Life: $1500-$2499 ❀ Moveable Alphabet: $1000-$1499
Friends of Jarrow Montessori:
❀ Sandpaper Numerals: $500-$999 ❀ Golden Beads: $250-$499 ❀ Pink Tower: to $249
When should I make my gift?
The Annual Fund will run for one hundred days, from October 1, 2016 through January 8, 2017. You have the option of making your contribution in monthly or quarterly installments or as a one-time gift.
Here’s how to make your gift.
Pledge: Pledge any amount and pay in monthly installments.
Online: Click here to donate online at any time OR join thousands of donors who give to their favorite nonprofit organizations on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. Simply go here: www.coloradogives.org
By mail: Send your check (marked “AF”) to the office or better yet, stop by the Development office.
There are also a number of other ways to structure your gift:
Securities: A gift of stock or other securities not only benefits Jarrow but also can have significant tax advantages for you as a donor. Contact Business Manager Marlena Carlson at Marlena.Carlson@ jarrow.org or 303.443.0511 x114 for specific transfer instructions.
Matching Gifts: Does your employer offer a matching gifts program? Please contact your Human Resources department to determine matching gift availability and program terms. This is a wonderful way to increase the impact of your gift.
Remember: All donations to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible. Also, through the Child Care Contribution Credit program, taxpayers that make a monetary contribution to promote childcare in Colorado may claim an income tax credit of 50% of the total contribution.