Tamarack Waldorf School

Development

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Annual Appeal
(Fall Kickoff)

Once a year, Tamarack asks families, friends and alumni to make a donation to the school. Your donation, however large or small, is deeply appreciated, because it is critical to our ability to offer a complete Waldorf curriculum to our families.

Tamarack offers a unique, quality Waldorf education, with a mission of making this specialized education affordable to all who want it. While all private schools must fundraise to bridge the gap between tuition and expenses, at Tamarack, it is a special challenge. We must also bridge a tuition gap, but unlike many other private schools, the majority of our families are low-income, and we do not have the extra support of a large institution behind us. But it is not big wallets upon which we depend, it is big hearts!

We strive for 100% participation from our school families in our Annual Appeal to demonstrate to outsiders, such as fundraising organizations and donors, that we are a school whose families are dedicated. We also seek to build relationships with those in the Milwaukee area or elsewhere who value innovations in education, healthy living, and the arts.

If you would like to support Tamarack and Waldorf education in Milwaukee, please donate now by clicking the PayPal button to the right!

How can you help?

  • Donate online by clicking the PayPal button at the right, or call the school directly for credit card donations at 414-277-0009.
  • Setup a recurring monthly donation. Recurring monthly donations help form a predictable source of income we can count on to fund Tamarack programs and further our mission. It’s the easiest way to give and ensure that Tamarack receives your ongoing support. Just click the “Make This Recurring” box next to the donation amount through PayPal.
  • Double your impact by checking to see whether your employer will match your gift. Your company’s personnel office will know about matching gifts.
  • Spread the word about our Annual Appeal to others who, like you, believe in excellent and affordable Waldorf education for children of all religious, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to help in other ways.

Annual Report

Other ways to contribute:

There are even easier ways for you to help contribute to our school.

AmazonSmile:

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Tamarack every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Tamarack.

When you shop AmazonSmile:

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Tamarack Waldorf School.
  • You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Target Visa “Take Charge of Education”:

Target’s Take Charge of Education is another easy way for you to support Tamarack when you shop. Here’s how it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school, then use your REDcard whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard (Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card or Target Visa Credit Card), Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Tamarack.

Learn more at Target.com/redcard or stop in a Target store to apply.

GoodSearch.com:

Helping Tamarack raise money is as easy as searching online. Every time you use GoodSearch, Tamarack receives a penny. GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenues, about a penny per search, to the charity its users designate. There is no cost to you or the school. Simply visit www.goodserach.com, click “Find A Cause To Support”, and then type Tamarack Waldorf School. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! It’s as easy as that.

Thank you for supporting Tamarack Waldorf School!


Open Houses (summer and winter)

Open Houses are a wonderful time for parents interested in a Waldorf education to come and visit our school and meet various people from the Tamarack community.

The January Open House, our largest of the year, will be Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, from 1-4 p.m.

December Winter Fair

This special event on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, enriches our school community and offers a wonderful introduction to those unfamiliar with Tamarack. The fair features Waldorf friendly vendors, great food, entertainment, a secret gift shop just for children, crafts and more.

Benefit Party

Tamarack hosts an adult evening of dinner, entertainment, silent auction and raffle, open to the Tamarack community and all who wish to come. The party is Tamarack Waldorf School’s biggest fund raising event, usually held in late spring.

Class Fundraisers

Tamarack students begin fundraising for their 8th grade class trip beginning in 5th grade. There are numerous fundraisers — from bake sales to tee-shirt sales, pizza lunches to market baskets — throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to participate to the extent of their interest and ability. In the past, 8th grade classes have been able to visit Estes Park in Colorado, New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco, Yosemite Park, Kentucky, the coast of North Carolina, and to go on a Civil Rights Tour of the South.

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