The time has finally come for us to submit our application to the state of Texas to open the first public Montessori schools in Austin and San Antonio. We will turn in our application to the Texas Education Agency tomorrow, and we would greatly benefit from your support today.
By clicking on the link below, you can use a credit card or a PayPal account to donate money to Montessori For All. If you donate today or tomorrow, we can include your tax-deductible donation in our application and further demonstrate to the state that overwhelming support exists for the concept of Montessori For All.
The road to this point has been long, but we are honored and excited by the important task of making a high-quality education open to all families without a private school price-tag.
I have personally volunteered the past year of my life to work part-time as the Executive Director of Montessori For All. Over the course of a year, our team of committed volunteers (including board members, advisory board members, and parent/guardian volunteers) has been able to achieve the following:
- Raised $400,000 in start-up funding and pledges from private donors and a plethora of local and national foundations, such as the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the Webber Family Foundation. This kind of support for a start-up organization is rare, and it speaks to the uniqueness and timeliness of our model and mission.
- Connected with more than 450 families interested in enrolling in our schools in Austin and San Antonio.
- Met with more than 50 community leaders, organizations, politicians, educators, and business owners to build momentum behind the idea of public Montessori and to lay the foundation for partnerships and future collaboration.
- Built a diverse, resourceful, efficient, and effective Board of Directors and Advisory Board and received 501(c)(3) status.
Thank you in advance for any help you are able to give. It truly takes a village.
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