VMS has provided a respectful, engaging and innovative Montessori education for children of the east bay for over 45years. Now more than ever, we recognize that our Montessori programs are essential. As our community continues to be impacted by the ongoing pandemic and the world changes rapidly, the students, our future leaders and innovators, need a new set of adaptable skills. As we prepare them for an ever changing world, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing a nurturing learning environment and supporting our dedicated teachers who inspire the children each day.

Importance Of Annual Giving

Your donations support our teachers and programs. Annual gifts provide essential supplies, professional development and support to our dedicated teachers, plus allow us to continue to attract and retain passionate Montessori educators. Tuition provides most of our revenue, yet a portion of our annual operational income is needed from tax-deductible gifts. Annual Fund dollars allow us to strengthen our programs each year beyond what is possible with tuition alone. At VMS, we are committed to continuous improvement of our programs and the Montessori values that guide and unite us.

Ways To Give To Our Annual Fund

  • Donate Online:  Our website accepts both one-time gifts, and monthly gifts. Utilizing the monthly gift option has allowed many families to increase or even double their gifts!
  • Submit a Check:  Checks may be mailed or brought to the school:
    1273 N Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
  • Donate Stock: Contact the Development Office, development@vmschool.org to get details for your stockbroker to electronically transfer stock to VMS.  Donations of stock can have significant tax advantages.

We Need Every Family

Traditionally, 100% of our Board, teachers and staff participate in the VMS Annual Fund. We ask that all members of our community follow their lead by making a meaningful gift in support of our teachers and programs. Each family’s situation is different; yet participation is very important. Gifts range from $10,000 to $10 per month. Strong participation in our Annual Fund may encourage external support via foundation grants and corporate sponsors. We launch our annual fund in the fall each year and aim to have the majority of our contributions submitted by December 31, 

Our Common Purpose

Together, we share a common purpose to secure the future of Valley Montessori School. The quality and strength of our VMS programs relies on our entire community who are all stakeholders in the school, beneficiaries of those who gave before us, and guardians of our future. Collectively we will make a significant impact to this year’s VMS Annual Fund.

Matching Funding

Many employers provide a payroll deduction option and may provide matching funding opportunities that could double your gift. Note that the legal name for VMS is Tri-Valley Montessori School.

Thank you for your support of VMS!

For questions about fundraising and development contact:
Elizabeth Brice, Director of Advancement at 925.455.8021 x212 or development@vmschool.org.

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