Gratitude

Why do you give? At the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, we are proud to have support from all areas of our community. Donors give for so many reasons, each personal and compelling. Here are some of their stories. We are grateful to these individuals, as well as the countless others who support our school.

What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? We see our giving as an investment into a place that is preserving the precious childhood years. Our daughters are encouraged to express themselves through play and a curriculum rich in the arts. They are taught to appreciate meaningful moments in their lives - instead of being hurried along to the next milestone. A school environment like this does not happen by chance. By giving to the annual fund, we are showing our support and thanks to educators that genuinely love our children. [read more=more less=less] What do you hope for the future of the school? We hope that the school continues to grow and that children from all over our city can access this incredible educational experience. We would love for the Waldorf School of Philadelphia to be held up as a model of innovation, wise stewardship and loving inclusion. [/read]
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? We have given to the Annual Fund for many years now and have continued to do so even after our youngest graduated from 8th Grade. All four of our children had wonderful childhoods and all four are now extraordinary individuals, because of their Waldorf School experience. We hope that the school can be our legacy, our contribution to the City of Philadelphia.
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? We give to the Waldorf School of Philadelphia because we know that the Annual Fund helps to provide financial aid for families who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of tuition.
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? I give to the Annual Fund because I believe in the mission of Philly Waldorf and I think it is important to support the community that I am a part of.
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? My motivation to give to the Annual Fund stems from my background as an educator and having a high regard for teachers and schools that strive to provide the best quality education for children. I am also a proud grandparent of two Waldorf students and as a result of their attendance at the school I have become a Sustainer.
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? I am motivated to give because I support the approach to education and the warm and unique environment provided to students. I also recognize that there are so many deserving children who, due to financial constraints, are not able to access this kind of education - I want to help change that reality. [read more=more less=less] What do you hope for the future of the school? I hope for a steady increase in diversity and inclusion. I also hope for more opportunities to effectively expose the wider Philadelphia community to all the school has to offer. [/read]
What motivates you to give to the Annual Fund? I am proud to be a Sustainer for the annual fund, which means I give a little each month. It doesn't matter that I only give a little bit because I know that my gift is appreciated and that I am contributing towards our school's fundraising and participation goals. [read more=more less=less] What do you hope for the future of the school? As a faculty member I feel that our school is so fortunate to call this beautiful historic campus our home but without the support that the Annual Fund provides our classrooms wouldn't be as beautiful or the curriculum as rich. As parent to three Waldorf graduates and one current Waldorf student, I feel very grateful to be part of our generous community. [/read]

Your gifts to the 2017-18 Annual Fund raised $69,000, accounting for a significant portion of our $180,000 fundraising goal to support our operating budget. Your generosity impacts the quality of our programming, the professional development of our teachers, and improves the overall experience for each of our students from Early Childhood through 8th Grade. Thank you for your gifts for the 2017-18 school year. Your commitment and belief in our school inspires us to do our best work every single day.