It’s Big Give season!
Fort Collins Montessori School’s annual giving campaign—The Big Give—runs October 12-26, 2018. We ask that you consider all that FCMS means to you, our children and our community. Contemplate the unique education and joy of learning it is instilling in our youth.
A gift to FCMS supports the growth and development of every student and will ensure that the spirit and mission of FCMS continues to soar!
Charter public schools like Fort Collins Montessori School (FCMS) are built by impassioned families and community leaders who come together to offer something that traditional schools do not. The families and friends involved in the early years of a charter school are the initiators—they are the backbone and driving force that ensure its success.
YOU are these families and friends.
For many, FCMS is a dream school. Montessori ignites drive, is a safe haven, and incorporates creativity and kindness in its curriculum. Whatever your reason for supporting FCMS, there is no denying that it is an exceptional opportunity for children in the Poudre School District.
It’s time to build.
For charter schools, the reality is that every year there is a funding gap between what the state and local school district provides and total day-to-day operating expenses. At FCMS, this gap is met with preschool and kindergarten (half day is free) tuition, grassroots fundraising efforts, and gifts from parents, friends and philanthropists.
The most sizeable hurdle for any young charter school is securing a permanent facility. Over the past four years, families and friend have helped amass over $200,000 for our future campus. The great news is that only $50,000 more is required to secure a loan to purchase property and open a facility in August 2020.
Last year friends and family of FCMS gifted $15,000 to our school with a participation rate of 60%. Can we exceed that this year?
With our goal of a facility in sight, this year’s Big Give challenge is 100% FCMS family participation and $20,000—or roughly $150 per student.
A financial gift demonstrates your commitment to FCMS and will inspire other individuals, businesses and philanthropists to join the cause.
If you are an FCMS family and a lump sum donation is not possible at this time, consider a recurring monthly gift of $15-20 per student, per month. While we know that not every family may have the resources to contribute $150 per pupil, we have confidence in averages. Some families will be able to give more, some not as much, but every family contributing helps toward the 100% mark!
How to Give
Make a one-time or recurring monthly gift via the Contribute page of this site.
Give by Check
Make checks payable to “FCMS” with “Big Give” in the subject line. Mail to 1900 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO, 80526 or hand-deliver to either school office.
Become an FCMS Sponsor
FCMS is offering an exclusive sponsorship slot to one business beginning January 1, 2019. If you are a local business owner or know of a business that shares our passion for education, please email [email protected]. In exchange for your investment in FCMS, your business will be showcased and receive consistent exposure to the FCMS community and beyond.
LAST DAY OF THE BIG GIVE IS OCTOBER 26, 2018
Your charitable gift may be eligible for employee matching? Contact your HR Department to find out. And as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable donations are tax deductible.
Email [email protected] or call (970) 613-8612.