ANNUAL APPEAL: NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 31

Our annual appeal is now and we have two goals this year: to achieve 100% participation and to raise $150,00o! All contributions from the appeal will support our $350,000 total fundraising need for the 2018-19 academic year.

All of the money raised will be spent during this fiscal year ending on June 30, directly impacting our children's experience now.

Cedarwood has an incredibly generous donor who has offered to match up to $25,000 during the first four days of the appeal. To help us receive this gift, kindly donate before Sunday November 18 at 11:59 pm!

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Why 100% Participation?

You may wonder why having 100% participation is important and it's a great question to have! When we reach outside of our community to ask for grants and loans, one question that is always received is, “How strongly does your community support the school?” What better way to show how strongly our community supports the school than by having 100% participation during our Annual Appeal?

How much do I give?

We invite all parents to give as generously as they are able during our Annual Appeal. Donations can be made through a one-time gift, a recurring monthly donation, or stock. We also encourage taking advantage of corporate matching gifts.

Here are a few ways to make your gift more meaningful:

  • A recurring monthly gift of $21 in honor of the 21 years Cedarwood has been providing Waldorf education. This monthly gift from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $168 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A recurring monthly gift of $41 in recognition of the heartfelt education our 41 teachers and administrative staff strive for daily. This monthly gift from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $328 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A recurring monthly gift of $89 in support of economic opportunity for our 89 students receiving financial assistance. This monthly gift of $89 from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $712 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A one-time gift of $108 to place value on the important community space our building has provided families for the last 108 year. A recurring monthly gift in this amount from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $864 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A one-time gift of $254 in awe of the good work from each and every child enrolled in Cedarwood this year. A recurring monthly gift in this amount from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $2,032 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A one-time gift of $591 to acknowledge the 591 dollar goal per enrolled child during this appeal. A recurring monthly gift in this amount from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $4,728 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.
  • A one-time gift of $1,104 in appreciation of the 21 years of Cedarwood, our 41 teachers and administrators, the 85 students receiving financial assistance, the 108 years our building has served families, and the 591 dollar goal per enrolled child during this appeal. A recurring monthly gift in this amount from November through June, the end of our fiscal year, contributes $8,832 toward our annual fundraising goal of $350,000.

What are the funds used for?

All funds raised go toward our current year operating budget which supports our:

  • Faculty and staff salaries, taxes, benefits and professional development
  • Waldorf education supplies, experiential learning experiences and furniture
  • Building maintenance, improvements and custodial support
  • Administrative support and technology
  • Outreach and fundraising
  • Financial assistance

Ways to Give

VOLUNTEER

Enrolling your child at Cedarwood Waldorf School involves enrolling yourself too, to a certain degree of course. We invite each family to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per school year, adding every parent's unique skills and talents to our community. It is through volunteering that parents feel more connected and have a better understanding of our school. Community wide volunteer opportunities are offered annually, which include joining our Parent Council, actively participating at Winter Faire, greeting guests at Open Houses, caring for our school's community spaces and grounds, and creating class auction projects for our Annual Auction Gala.

SHOP & DINE WITH PURPOSE

Cedarwood participates in multiple programs that give back a percentage of purchases when dining out and shopping. Please consider connecting your debit or credit card to support this helpful fundraiser.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Sign up for a Fred Meyer Rewards Card and Fred Meyer will make a donation to Cedarwood Waldorf School based on accumulated spending each quarter. Participants will continue to receive their personal Rewards Points, Rebates, and Fuel Points. Go to fredmeyer.com to sign up for a Rewards Card and link to Cedarwood Waldorf School!


eScrip

Earn money for Cedarwood while shopping at Market of Choice and many restaurants throughout the greater Portland area. Simply link your credit and debit cards and start earning today through the eScrip website. Select Western Valley Waldorf Assoc Inc Cedarwood School to support Cedarwood each time you use your credit or debit card at a participating vendor.


Amazon Smile

Support Cedarwood while you shop at smile.amazon.com. When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Please select Western Valley Waldorf Assoc Inc Cedarwood Waldorf School. For each eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate .5% of the purchase price to Cedarwood.


AUCTION GALA: May 18th

Save the date! Our Annual Auction Gala will be held at the school on Saturday, May 18. During our live auction guests will have the opportunity to raise their paddle in support of our school.


DONATE

At Cedarwood Waldorf School we invite all parents to donate to our Annual Fund during our Annual Appeal from November 15 to December 31. Similar to other independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full expense of each child’s education nor does it provide the funds needed for financial aid, building maintenance, capital improvement, and professional development.

Cedarwood is a 501(c)(3) so your donation may be tax deductible. Our Tax ID (EIN)# is: 91-1828325.