Ways To Donate

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.

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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.

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 Talent

Volunteers are a welcome part of the school culture.  If you have a talent that you would like to donate please call (508)693-4090 or email the director@vineyardmontessori.com. All volunteers are required by the EEC to fill out a Background Record Check form and be approved as an official volunteer by the director of VMS.

Gifts of Cash

Cash 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 Gifts

Many 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.

Pledge

A 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 for the fund year.  All pledges must be fulfilled by July 30th.  Pledges can be made by email, phone or mail.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

A 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!

Box Tops 4 Education

When online shopping, go to the Box Tops 4 Education website.  You will be surprised to find that on the Box Tops 4 Education website you can shop at Old Navy, Gap, Target, etc. and a portion of your purchase goes directly to VMS.

Annual Fund

VMS has prospered due to a strong heritage of giving.  Through our families’ time, energy, and financial support, we have been able to offer exceptional programs to many students for more than 40 years!  Our Annual Fund is made up of gifts from parents, faculty, staff, board members, alumni, grandparents, and friends.  Contributions through the years have allowed us to continually update classroom materials, equip classrooms, and maintain a faculty composed of educators of the highest quality.

As with most private schools, tuition alone does not cover all the expenses of our school.  Our Annual Fund provides the support needed to close the gap between tuition and costs of educating our students.  Your tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund has an immense and immediate impact on our programming.  Contributions of any size are significant.  Even the smallest gift is an indication of your support.

Events

Truckin’ MV

Each fall, VMS hosts its annual Truckin’ MV event for children of all ages to visit Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and get behind the wheel of fire trucks, police cruisers, cherry pickers, and more. The interactive family event allows children an opportunity to see, touch, and explore big trucks and vehicles from the community. They also have the chance to meet and talk with the people who use big trucks and vehicles every day.

Fun Fridays

Once a month each fall and spring VMS students invites their parents, grandparents and special friends to join them for fun on the playground.

Big Night Out

vms-big-night-out-2017VMS “Big Night Out” is one of the school’s largest fundraisers held in the spring. Featuring great food and company, attendees have the opportunity to bid on wonderful auction items with proceeds going to support the school.

Alumni Updates

We enjoy hearing about what you have been up to. Please let us know any and all information by emailing us at director@vineyardmontessori.com. With your permission, we will share your news with our current families by including an update in our newsletter.