Giving

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 Kate Galt, Development Director: kgalt@smwaldorf.org | 303-951-8536

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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. Kate Galt is happy to share more information with you. Email her at kgalt@smwaldorf.org.

Endowment

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 our Development Director, Kate Galt. kgalt@smwaldorf.org. 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.

Kate Galt, Development Director, 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.

Special Appeal

For the upcoming school year, we are still accepting donations to ramp up our outdoor learning for every class. Click here to add to the fun!

Scholarship

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 either Kate Galt, Development Director, at kgalt@smwaldorf.org

Tuition Assistance Legacy Circle

Short and long term support of additional tuition assistance beyond what Shining Mountain normally provides (about 10% of the operating budget) can be made by joining the Tuition Assistance Legacy Circle. Please contact the Development Office at 303-951-8536 to discuss how to support our Waldorf families who cannot pay full tuition. Checks can be made to the “SMWS Tuition Assistance Legacy Circle”, and brought to the Development Office.

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 kgalt@smwaldorf.org 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.

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, www.vehiclesforcharity.org. You can also contact the Development Office at 303-951-8536 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 to kgalt@smwaldorf.org.

Gifts of Securities and Wire Transfers

We will gladly accept gifts of securities or wire transfers as a donation.  Please contact Kate Galt, Development Director, at kgalt@smwaldorf.org for more information. 

SCRIP Shopping Programs

There are 10 ways to give back to Shining Mountain through your ‘regular scheduled shopping’. Click below to see the details of grocery stores, Amazon, and other ways you may already purchase items.