Choose the way of giving that suits your family best: from cash, matching gifts, wish list, to planned giving. All are ways to make your tax deductible gift to The Vineyard Montessori School. All gifts to the VMS will be acknowledged in writing for tax purposes.
Our parent community is active and engaged; many families share their time, energy, and financial support with the School. This generosity makes it possible for us to develop and enhance programs and experiences for students and faculty.At VMS, it is our culture of giving that enables us to actualize long-term goals. There are many venues by which families support our school—this year we are launching the Annual Fund. We encourage all families to participate at whatever level is appropriate for them.We count on everyone to contribute and show their support for the school’s mission, growth and stability. Your gift regardless of size makes a big impact. Annual gifts also further building improvement needs. We are grateful for your support.
Gifts of CashCash is an easy way to make a current or future gift. VMS welcomes your gifts of cash or check. Checks should be made payable to the Vineyard Montessori School, PO Box 994, Vineyard Haven MA 02568. Cash contributions offer a tax deduction for the full amount of the gift.
Matching GiftsMany employers sponsor matching gift programs and match any tax deductible charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has such as program, requst a matching gift form from your Human Resource Department, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our school may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
PledgeA pledge is a verbal or written commitment to make a specified gift within the school's calendar year. You are welcome to spread scheduled payments out furing the fund year. All pledges must be fulfilled by July 30th. Pleadges can be made by email, phone or mail.
You may enjoy a special tax incentive for gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and other securities, as the appreciated portion is usually exempt from capital gains tax. To make a gift of stock to the Vineyard Montessori School instruct your broker or banker to have your shares
Memorial and Honor GiftsA gift may be made in memory of a loved one or to honor a teacher, birthday, or special occasion. When these gifts are received the director notifies the family member of the gift with a personal card of thanks.
Professional Development Fund You can support the teachers at VMS! Designate your gift to be placed in the Professional Development Fund and help the teachers in their quest for knowledge!
Wish ListYou may contribute towards or completely fund any of the items on the schools "wish list". Just choose from one of the categories below, document your area of interest in a letter or email to the director and you directly support the learning in the classroom.Georgraphy Maps of Europe, Asia & Africa, Individual Reading Material, Large Round Mirror, Extend Primary 1 garden area; Side porch extended and replaced; shelves for practical life (2) and sensorial areas (2), Constructive Triangles - set of 5; Geometric Solids, Sandpaper Numbers, Stamp Game, Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication Equations box, Dressing Frame Stand, Gate for Primary 2 classroom porch, CD/Tape Player with wireless headphones $460., Neinhuis Labes of Africa, Asia, United States, South America, North America and Europe. Four maps of Africa with cabinet, Four Maps of Asia with Cabinet. Sentence Analysis Level 6-9, Flags of the Word Carpet, Early Humans Card Set, Copy machine $1,800, Awning for Outside Classroom $8,000, A camera for each classroom $400 each or $1,200.
Box Tops 4 EducationWhen On-Line shopping go to www.boxtops4education website. You wii be surprised to find that on the boxtops4education website you can shop at Old Navy, Gap, Target, etc. and a portion of your purchase goes directly to VMS.