We honor and appreciate every gift given to Shining Mountain!

Philanthropy is a vital component to the success of Shining Mountain Waldorf School. The strong financial position we are in today is because of your generosity.

Discover your style of giving from the options below to support Shining Mountain Waldorf School. 

For questions, contact Lauren Smith, School Director: | 303-951-8579

Lauren Smith



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Shining Mountain Waldorf School is committed to offering a comprehensive education that caters to the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of our students. Our multi-disciplinary approach integrates science, art, mathematics, music, and outdoor education for a broad-based experience. If you are seeking a school that fosters authenticity, analytical and creative thinking, and a sense of community, take the first step and learn more about our school.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School Unveils New High School Campus in North Boulder: Grand Opening Event Friday, May 10, 2024

Community Fund

Our Annual Fund is used to continue the success and strength of Shining Mountain Waldorf School. Each year, we raise money to fill the gap between the cost of tuition and operating costs. With a stellar financial committee and solid administration in place, we respect your generosity and apply it using our strategic plan. Every dollar of your contribution makes a positive impact on our students. 

Capital Campaign

We are in the process of developing a capital campaign in order to update our facilities, mainly the Lower School and Middle School buildings. This will be such a fresh and exciting renewal that will lift the students even more in their Waldorf journey of learning. Please contact Lauren Smith for more information at


Our Endowment currently stands at approximately $300,000. The Shining Mountain Waldorf School’s Endowment is a part of our community’s financial foundation. Only the interest earned by the Endowment is used by Shining Mountain each year; the principal is a permanent gift of support. If you would like to add to the principal, please speak with School Director, Lauren Smith, at Endowment funding always strengthens our school and makes a direct and lasting impact on the success of our students and community.

Shining Mountain Legacy Society

Your retirement plan can generate many financial blessings for Shining Mountain Waldorf School. When you feel moved by SMWS’s many inspirational joys, consider ways to pay it forward by gifting from your retirement and estate plan. 

Include SMWS in your estate planning through your life insurance policy, general beneficiary orders, direct bequests, living or testamentary trust gifts, remainder or lead trusts, and gifts of real estate or other assets.

School Director, Lauren Smith, is available to speak with you about the many possibilities of legacy and estate planning. Your generosity and forethought lives on to make many more memories for the future of our children and grandchildren.

To enroll in The Shining Mountain Legacy Society, download the following form and return it to the Development Office: click here.


We have three scholarship programs that are always in need of community support: Music , Educational Resource, and Athletic Resource Fund Scholarships.

  1. The Music Scholarship Fund provides support to lower school music students (grades 3-8) to receive private music lessons, instrument rentals, and instrument repairs. Checks can be made to the “SMWS Music Scholarship Fund” 
  2. The Educational Resource Scholarship Fund supports our lower and high school students who need additional tutoring or services to support their educational experience that cannot be provided by Shining Mountain. This fund provides the necessary support for many of these students to remain at Shining Mountain while receiving the help they need to succeed in school. Checks can be made to the “Educational Resource Scholarship Fund”.
  3. The Athletic Resource Fund  supplements our Middle School and High School Athletic programs by reducing participation fees, increasing outside coaches’ salaries, and providing travel reimbursement to our coaches and students when they travel long distances for competitions and tournaments. Checks can be made to the “SMWS Athletic Resource Fund”.

Thank you for thinking of these scholarships. Checks can be sent to the Development Office. For further questions, please contact School Director, Lauren Smith, at

Vehicles for Charity

You can donate your used vehicle (car, truck, boat) to Shining Mountain Waldorf School through Vehicles for Charity. This organization will pick up your vehicle, sell it at auction, then donate the proceeds directly to Shining Mountain Waldorf School, while providing you with a tax receipt at the same time. It is very convenient and easy to work through this process. Please call them directly at 1-866-628-2277 or use their website, You can also contact the School Director, Lauren Smith, at (303) 951-8579 or email for additional information.

Pledge Form

Would you like to make a pledge to Shining Mountain, to donate to the Community Support Fund or to a specific cause? Click HERE to fill out our form, and email it to School Director, Lauren Smith, at

Wish List

The Development Department is constantly gathering requests for resources the school can use. Here is the Wish List, a rolling list of wishes to bring even more abundance to Shining Mountain’s Education and Experiences. It is consistently updated, email School Director, Lauren Smith, at for more information. All of these “gifts in kind” are tax deductible and each donor will be provided with a tax donation from the school.