Philanthropy at Green Meadow
Our mission is to inspire a culture of philanthropy that supports a quality Green Meadow Waldorf® Education and ensures the healthy growth and long-term sustainability of Green Meadow Waldorf School.
Development (also known as fundraising, advancement, and philanthropy) is a place for active community engagement. Although tuition is a majority portion of our school’s revenue, philanthropic gifts allow us the flexibility to grow and strengthen our curriculum and enhance our capital infrastructure. We rely on many philanthropic activities and generous contributions of time, talent, and financial resources to keep our school socioeconomically diverse, and to fund programmatic and capital initiatives such as our recently renovated chemistry lab, our Educational Support Services program, and the establishment of our first endowment.
We believe that money has a deeply spiritual dimension…
Money is a form of energy that connects one person to another and strengthens the bonds of community.
~RSF Social Finance
We warmly invite you to join us in supporting Green Meadow through your active participation in each of our cornerstone philanthropic initiatives. As we all work together in many capacities toward enhancing the educational environment for our children and teachers, specifically there are four main ways we generate philanthropic revenue: our Annual Growth & Renewal Fund, which will support three distinct projects for the Early Childhood, Lower School, and High School; Fall Fair, a beloved annual family tradition at GMWS featuring children’s activities, craft vendors, delicious food, and live music; Shop to Give partnerships with Meadowlark Toys & Sunbridge Books, the Community Shares program at the Hungry Hollow Co-op, and many more; and an annual benefit and auction Saturday March 25, It’s About Time: A Benefit for Our First Endowment. It will be a decades-themed party with retro music, food, drinks, and more. Save the date!
If you would like to get more involved through volunteering, sponsoring, or if you have a business you would like to connect with us for Shop to Give, please contact Lynne Wu, Director of Development, at 845.356.2514 x304 or Averi Lohss, Development Coordinator at x301.
We welcome your visit to the Development Office, located on the main floor of the High School building. Please stop by and introduce yourself! We can share more about what we are doing and how your family can be part of this important effort.
We also invite you to consider joining our Development Committee, which is an inspired, dedicated, and growing group of parents and faculty. What does it mean to be on our Development Committee? You make an annual gift, buy a ticket to the benefit, stay informed about our philanthropic initiatives, advocate for Green Meadow through sharing the details of our efforts, and you take up one part of an activity during the year. This could be sharing the Annual Growth & Renewal Fund message in class meetings, leading a Fall Fair activity for your class, soliciting for sponsorships or auction items for the Annual Benefit & Auction, managing one small part of our benefit, and/or promoting the Shop to Give program.
We are grateful to our Development Committee Co-Chairs, Amy O’Brien and Andrew Miller, who return to lead us for a second year; to Anne-Marie Kavulla, who is chairing our Annual Growth & Renewal Fund; and Maureen Dinan Leventis and Tamara Freuman, who are Co-Chairs of our Annual Benefit & Auction. All energies are welcomed and appreciated!