“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
—Sir Winston Churchill
Linden Waldorf School depends on the generosity of our parents, faculty, alumni, community, friends, and foundations to help create a supportive environment that nurtures the development and education of our students. In turn, our students receive the foundation they need to make their contributions to their communities and the wider world.
Our tuition only covers approximately 80% of our school’s operating budget. Therefore, to keep our school as affordable as possible, we rely heavily on our fund-raising efforts to meet our operational and strategic goals. All parents are asked to embrace this culture of giving and are expected to participate to the best of their abilities.
The goal of the Annual Fund is to close the gap between tuition revenue and the costs of operation. All monies raised are dedicated to the operating budget of the school, which covers such items as faculty salaries, financial aid, and student programs and services. Annual giving enables every parent to participate productively in the financial life of the school with a tax-deductible gift. As we strive to improve and enhance our school, the generosity of these gifts makes a significant difference in the lives of our students and creates a financial network of donors that enables us to fulfill our mission.
To learn more about giving opportunities, please contact Dana Croy at email@example.com or 615-354-0270 x26.
Or, please mail in your pledge to Linden Waldorf School 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
The Spring Gala is an event all parents and friends of Linden Waldorf School look forward to every year. This themed evening of entertainment, food, drink and a live and silent auction serves as a major fundraising opportunity for the school. The Spring Gala is held off-site, making for a festive, “grown-up” evening for parents and friends of the school. An online auction is also incorporated into our Gala fundraising efforts.
Click here for images from the 2013 Spring Gala.
Volunteering is strongly encouraged and helps promote the culture of giving that is so critical to the success of our school. There are many opportunities to be involved. This includes volunteering in the classroom, participating in the Parent Alliance, and joining committees. Your participation helps ensure the vibrancy and effectiveness of the school.
“..we must be glad that we can come together in the spirit of wanting to bring about a better future for humanity by working together with those who are trying to raise and educate the generations to come in the sense of real knowledge and of love for the human being.”
—In the Waldorf School by Rudolf Steiner