Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is essential to the day to day operations of the school. Tuition revenue accounts for approximately 85% of the school’s annual operating expense. The Annual Fund campaign helps fill the remaining gap, allowing us to keep our tuition accessible to a wider range of families. Our goal is to get as close as possible to 100% participation of our community – families, faculty, staff and friends. Want to know more? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact Ron Tracy at development@mnwaldorf.org.

We accept these gifts with deepest gratitude.

Ways to Give to the Annual Fund

1.  In person or by mail at Minnesota Waldorf School, 70 East County Road B, Saint Paul, MN 55117

2. Give online

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do we hold an Annual Fund Campaign each year?

Tuition and fees cover only 85% of our annual operating fund. The Annual Fund, along with other fundraising activities such as events and the school store, make up the rest. The Fund also supports our ability to continue giving 14% (on average) of our total income back to the community in the form of tuition assistance.

Can others support our Annual Fund campaign?

Yes! Everyone can make a difference. Alumni, friends and extended family who have seen the benefits of MWS and Waldorf education are also invited to donate, as well as anyone who has become interested in our school and Waldorf education.

A significant portion of Annual Fund donations are received from generous grandparents and extended family members, alumni families and friends, in recognition of the impact this education has on all of our children and our world.

Do you accept gifts of stocks and other funds?

Yes! Please speak with our Business Manager for details on how to gift these types of donations at 651-487-6700 ext: 205 or business@mnwaldorf.org.

Can others support our Annual Fund campaign?

Yes! Everyone can make a difference. Alumni, friends and extended family are also invited to donate, as well as anyone who has become interested in our school and Waldorf education.

A significant portion of Annual Fund donations are received from generous grandparents and extended family members, alumni families and friends, in recognition of the impact this education has on all of our children and our world.

Why donate through GiveMN.org?

GiveMN.org is a nonprofit organization created to facilitate giving to MN nonprofits, including the Minnesota Waldorf School. They are funded by other MN nonprofits which allows them to charge minimal administrative fees for transactions – unlike other online or workplace giving programs that take up to 11% in administrative fees.

Receiving most of our donations in one day also lowers our fundraising costs by reducing the number of follow-up mailings and utilizing less administrative time and effort.

For more information or questions on the Annual Fund, please contact  Ron Tracy at development@mnwaldorf.org.