Your generous contribution supports the vital resources necessary to give our students a rich and rewarding Waldorf education. Each donation generates enthusiasm and allows everyone to have a stake in creating a better future.
A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated. Each donation is fully tax-deductible and remains within our school, benefiting our students. Gifts are accepted throughout the year.
The donation categories listed below allow donors to specify where they want their contributions directed. If you wish to contribute to more than one category, please submit a separate donation for each.
Annual Giving Fund
Contributors to the Annual Giving Fund become stewards of Waldorf Education, social renewal, and a healthy community. Donations provide a wide range of support for day-to-day operations, teacher salaries and training, classroom supplies, program enrichment, and maintaining and improving our facilities.
Donations toward Accessible Tuition provide the necessary funds that allow us to open our doors to children of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative
Increasing diversity in our student body, faculty, and Board of Trustees is an important goal at AWS, along with encouraging active reflection and self-evaluation of culturally responsive speech, action, and intention within the AWS community. Helping to fund this initiative provides resources to implement regular DEI training, curriculum development, and workshops for faculty, staff, and the broader school community.
Linda Hoeg Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Linda Hoeg Memorial Scholarship (LHMS) is to expand and enrich the learning community at Aurora Waldorf School by attracting and retaining students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). The scholarship will help cover costs above the qualified Tuition Adjustment award in order to help retain current students and welcome new students into the community. The current term of the scholarship is for one year, with the goal of funding more years and scholarships as funds become available.
Consider the benefits of our Automatic Giving program where your donation is automatically charged on a recurring basis (e.g. yearly, monthly, weekly) to your credit card. If you wish to have your donation automatically deducted from your checking or savings account (EFT), please contact the AWS Business Office at (716) 655-2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.