Make a Gift
Maria D’Orio Fund
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To make a gift by check, please make it payable to The Children’s School, and send it to:
The Children’s School
Attention: Development Office
2225 Torrey Pines Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037
Pledges made today can be paid in full by the end of the current school year. You can pay a pledge monthly or quarterly with your credit card. Email email@example.com to indicate your pledge amount and be counted as a supporter of the Annual Fund.
To make a gift of stock to The Children’s School, email our Director of Finance, Tim Kastelic, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform him of your intentions to transfer stock. Then, download the stock transfer form. You will receive a letter from The Children’s School’s Development Office informing you of your tax deductible contribution valued at the price of stock on the day of transfer.
The TCS Federal Tax ID # is 95-2871972.
Any questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com or 858.454.0184 x130
The Children’s School intentionally sets tuition below the full cost of an education to make the private school accessible to as many students as possible. We rely on the Annual Fund to make up the difference and support our hallmark features, such as incredible specialty programs, small class sizes, individual classroom projects, and dynamic faculty. Funds from these gifts go directly to the current year’s operating budget, and TCS is able to use this money where it is most needed and most effective.
We strive for 100% participation from families, faculty, staff and trustees. When participation rates are strong, foundations and corporations are more likely to award grants and funding to TCS. It also inspires giving from other TCS families and our larger community.
Every gift is a symbol of our collective commitment. In determining your contribution, we ask each member of our community to consider what TCS in La Jolla gives to your family, and to give a gift that is accordingly meaningful.
All leadership gifts of $2,000 or more will be recognized at an evening reception in February 2021.
You can give online. You can pledge a gift to be paid in monthly installments. TCS can also accept gifts of appreciated assets such as stock or real estate which may offer the donor significant tax benefits. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-454-0184 for more information on pledging a gift or giving a gift of appreciated assets.
Fun Night is our annual spring fundraising event that supports the beloved students, teachers, and programs at TCS. It’s an opportunity for our community to join together to celebrate our school and support the next generation of change makers.
Fun Night 2021 will take place virtually on Saturday, May 1st at 7 p.m. via Youtube Live. This year, our program will be broadcasted LIVE from TCS and feature videos from students, a live auction, a paddle raise in support of financial assistance, and more!
Prior to the event, families and community members may participate in Fun Night by contributing auction items to our silent and live auction, purchasing sponsorships, underwriting event costs, and advertising in our digital program to feature businesses, honor a student, or celebrate a teacher on campus.
This year, we’re asking parents to get involved in Fun Night by contributing to their Classroom Auction Basket. Items will be collected for Auction Baskets from February until April and all baskets will be auctioned off at Fun Night in May. More information about classroom auction baskets can be found here.
If you have questions about Fun Night, please email email@example.com.
Sponsor Fun Night
Underwrite Event Costs
Donate Auction Items
The Super Dentists
The Chapman Family
The Everist Family
The McGrath Family
Withers Bergman, LLP
The Zheng Family
Katherine Oh and John Dyer
The Weinberger Family
For more information, or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2013, we lost a beloved educator. Maria Rose D’Orio taught Prekindergarten and Kindergarten at The Children’s School and was known for her commitment to the growth of educational programs at the school. To continue her vision for education opportunity, the D’Orio and Ford families opened a fund in her honor.
A successful fundraising effort led to the creation of an outdoor learning environment, Maria’s Dream Playground, on our campus for our youngest students. Future funds will go to support projects and initiatives that further Maria’s passion for joyful, child-centered education.