The Waldorf School of Bend is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that relies on the generosity of its parents, friends, and the larger community to support its annual operating budget. By contributing to our Annual Giving Fund you contribute to the stewardship of Waldorf education, social renewal and strengthen our community.
Tuition and other fees cover about 70% of the annual operating expenses of the school, and the purpose of our Annual Giving Fund is to help bridge this gap. We design our own programs and curriculum, operate without financial support from federal or state government agencies, and are self-governed. Unlike public schools, which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely upon tuition revenues and philanthropic gifts to meet operating and capital expenses.
Each year, parents, grandparents, faculty, directors, business associates and neighbors impact the lives of our students by contributing to our Annual Giving Fund. Please join us as we strive to assure the Annual Giving Fund becomes a bed rock upon which to build the future of our school by making a tax deductible contribution today. Click on Donate Now!
- Increased Teacher salaries and funding for professional development
- Expansion of our Specialty Class curriculum
- Enhancement of our playground and garden space
- Classroom and facility enhancements
- Expansion of an operational contingency fund
- Expansion of a Tuition Assistance Program/Scholarship Program
Our primary goal for this year’s Annual Giving Fund is 100% participation of our school community!
“Though you may have little, give of that, for giving provides you everything.” There is no contribution that is too small. The school’s financial strength is dependent upon the participation of all of its members and greater community. Your participation generates enthusiasm and allows for every single one of us to have a stake in our greater future. Please keep in mind that many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees, which increases the impact of your gift without cost to you.
We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to provide Waldorf education and to witness our students transforming into powerful citizens. Your generosity will touch our school. Your donation and support of our students achievements through this education gives you special meaning in their lives. As they “take on the world,” it is with a knowing and understanding that there is a greater community standing for them.