The Annual Fund
Our Annual Fund reflects Jarrow’s unique and multi-dimensional community of students, parents, family members, staff, alumni, and friends. Just as the separate buildings on Jarrow’s campus are connected by ideology and love, we are certain our connections to one another enrich and elevate Jarrow’s potential as a force for peace and goodness in our incredible and ever-changing world. Your donation will support Jarrow’s vision and commitment to Montessori’s vision of Education for Peace.
How does your gift benefit children? Every dollar raised for the Annual Fund goes directly to support Jarrow’s operating budget; our exceptionally talented teachers, small class size, beautiful campus, and outstanding Montessori program and materials. Annual Fund dollars also support the treasured extensions to our curriculum with Music, Arts, Spanish, Environmental/Outdoor Education, Movement, and Sports. Each gift is used within this fiscal year, so you’ll see the benefits and the power of your dollars at work, right away.
Annual Fund participation supports and affirms Jarrow’s future and our long-term sustainability. As you know, Jarrow is Colorado’s first Montessori school, operating since 1964. As a school community, we meet our goals and continue to aspire toward new and deeper dimensions of Dr. Montessori’s vision of Education for Life.
Providing your child with a Montessori education is an incredible gift that builds upon itself over the years into adulthood. In Montessori, like nowhere else, students gain skills such as collaboration and the ability to work effectively with others. They are thoughtful in their decision-making, innovative, and through daily practices of respect, gain foundational tools to problem solve with the end goal of finding a peaceful resolution.
These are values practiced each and every day in Montessori. Our graduates go into the world embracing their responsibilities as global citizens and explore ways to make contributions that have a positive impact beyond themselves.
At Jarrow, we maintain an intentional gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. This allows us to offer moderate tuitions AND provide the highest quality Montessori education. Your gift will directly support our beautiful learning environments, special programs, faculty development, and tuition assistance.
Through the years, we have been proud to count alumni, trustees, parents, family members, grandparents, extended family members, and the entire staff of Jarrow as the heartbeat of the Jarrow Annual Fund’s success. We ask that you join us this year to help us surpass our fundraising goals and exceed our dreams. All gifts to the Jarrow Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible.
It is our sincere hope that you will make a gift that is meaningful for your family, and that makes you feel great about supporting the school that we love. Our projected gap between education each child and our budget is approximately $1,000.
The Annual Fund will kick off on September 25, 2019 , 2018, and close on December 31, 2019. Our goal is to raise $125K before the end of this calendar year! Although our campaign kicks off in the fall, we accept donations on an ongoing basis, but to be credited in the fiscal year your donations should be given between August 1 and July 31st. To be credited towards a particular tax year, donations need to arrive by December 31st. You have the option of making your donation in monthly or quarterly installments or as a one-time gift.
There are many ways to structure your gift:
- * Visit https://jarrow.org/donate/ to donate with a credit card.
- * Use VENMO and search @Jarrow-donate or Courtney Laurell
- * Send your gift in the form of a check directly to the office.
- * Contribute monthly through auto-debit from either your credit card or checking account
- * Matching Gifts: This is a great way to increase the impact of your contribution. Find out whether your employer offers a matching gift program by contacting your place of employment’s Human Resources Department.
- * Securities: A gift of stock or other securities not only benefits Jarrow but can have significant tax advantages for the donor as well. Be sure to consult with your financial adviser to determine whether such a gift makes sense for you.
- * Planned Giving: A gift through your foundation, life insurance/ retirement plan, or a gift of property are greatly appreciated.
“Every month I make a donation to Jarrow charged to my credit card as a way of supporting the Annual Fund. It works within my personal budgeting and also supports the ongoing financing of the school. I figured out what I wanted to give annually, divided it by twelve, and set up auto pay. It could just as easily come directly from my checking account. It’s simple, easy to manage (Marlena is great at communicating and keeping on top of it as needed), and helps this wonderful Jarrow community that I have the honor and joy of participating in. Such a gift. Thank you.”
The Tax Benefits
Through the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, your gift may qualify for a sizable tax credit. Please click contribution credit for more information.
As you think about giving to Jarrow, we ask you to consider the ripple effect of a generous gift, and how it makes a difference in the lives of not only your own family, but our entire community. Your participation, in any way, is meaningful and Jarrow’s present and future will thrive thanks to you.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Shannon Crothers Marth, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com