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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to inform her 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 January 2020.
MWF Toddlers 86%
TTh Toddlers 33%
Room 1 Preschool 100%
Room 2 Preschool 87%
Room 5 PreK 79%
Room 6 PreK 100%
Room 7 Kindergarten 92%
Room 8 Kindergarten 92%
Room 3 1st Grade 89%
Room 4 1st Grade 89%
2nd Grade 100%
3rd Grade 100%
4th Grade 100%
5th Grade 75%
6th Grade 91%
7th Grade 100%
8th Grade 94%
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 email@example.com or 858-454-0184 for more information on pledging a gift or giving a gift of appreciated assets.
Fun Night 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Farmer & The Seahorse. The evening will include cocktails and dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing and more! This event is a way to connect with other TCS parents and raise money for the school that we love so much.
The TCS Development Office continues to plan Fun Night as usual, while also developing a contingency plan in case the event needs to be reimagined. In that instance, Fun Night will occur “virtually” and still offer the opportunity to bid on auction items, participate in the fund-a-need for financial assistance, and more.
The fundraising efforts from Fun Night are essential to the financial health of the school and your continued generosity supports the people, places, and programs that benefit every child at TCS.
The Fun Night committee would love your help in planning for this year’s event. If you are interested in being a part of the Fun Night 2020 Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, or questions, please contact email@example.com.
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.