A SPECIAL MESSAGE
Like many organizations, Kimberton Waldorf School is experiencing significant financial challenges as a result of the current global pandemic and its associated economic impacts. For a detailed introduction to the school’s historical and current finances and the financial impact of COVID-19, please click here.
Your Support Matters
Financial support through our Annual Fund, Planned Gifts such as bequests and gifts of stocks or other securities, participation in Pennsylvania’s EITC program and other ways of giving, benefit today’s students and help to ensure that Kimberton Waldorf School can fulfill its mission to provide Waldorf education to children and families in the future as well.
By creating a school environment that balances academic, artistic, and practical disciplines, Kimberton Waldorf School cultivates a love of learning, creative thinking, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose. For 75 years, this has been the vital heart of our focus and our work. In order to continue this important work in educating and preparing students to become outstanding global citizens, we need your support.
How you can help
There are many ways you can get involved—join us for one of our fundraising events, donate to our community spirit fund, receive a tax credit for your business—learn more below:
The Waldorf Education model and philosophy were developed out of a perceived need for social renewal, for a new way of organizing society and its political and cultural life, and to create a new generation of students who would not see war as a solution to societal issues.
Our graduates are still creating a better world!
Unrestricted support for Waldorf Education and our school through our Annual Fund enables the unique educational experience that we offer: where any child on any given day might explore ancient history, do some blacksmithing, act in a Shakespeare play or build a catapult for physics class, or all of the above! Every student here is an artist, athlete, musician, and scholar, with a program of educational support and curriculum designed to meet each student at their appropriate developmental level.
Support Waldorf Education through our Annual Fund and choose which of our existing programs are most meaningful to you or simply indicate “use where needed most” to allow us the greatest degree of flexibility.
PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
There are two different ways to turn your Pennsylvania tax obligations into direct support for Kimberton Waldorf School’s scholarship program.
We welcome EITC support from businesses and now individuals too! Are you a director, owner or financial decision maker or influencer at a PA based company – or as an individual PA taxpayer, do you have PA tax obligations of $3,000 or more? You may be able to turn your PA tax bill into significant support for KWS! Since 2001, this program has delivered millions of dollars in support of our Scholarship Program, making Waldorf Education financially accessible to many families who otherwise could not join our community. Explore PA’s very good website (Visit the PA EITC) or contact the Development office (email@example.com or call 610-933-3635 X 109) to find out how to participate!
There are ways to make generous gifts to future generations of students that will not impact your current financial situation, that take about ten minutes and don’t require an accountant or lawyer’s involvement, that just about anyone can participate in …
Your retirement accounts (IRAs, 401k, etc) can be heavily taxed if passed on to your heirs at your passing. Changing the beneficiary on such accounts to a non-profit such as KWS, and using insurance wisely as a tool to replace those assets for your family, can be a much wiser move tax-wise. (Over age 70 ½? Required minimum distributions from your IRA can be directed here to minimize your tax burden!) Gifts of appreciated but currently underperforming stocks or securities can help us immensely while minimizing capital gains taxes for you! As always, consult with your advisors. We’re happy to help you provide financially for your loved ones while enabling you to make meaningful gifts through gift planning. Contact the Development Office for details (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-933-3635 X 109).
The most powerful thing you can do to support Kimberton Waldorf School (and it won’t cost you a dime!) is to help us grow our community committed to Waldorf Education.
Here’s how – do you have friends with pre-school or school-age children? Do they know about our Parent-Child Classes? Have you shared your excitement about your experience with Waldorf Education with others? Could you share invitations to our musical and theater events with others who will be impressed with the quality of our students’ performances? Talk us up! Help us grow our KWS family.
If you are an alum of KFS or KWS – whether you spent your entire “K-12” career here or just a few months, you are always welcome here as family. Please re-connect with each other, and with us, through the international Waldorf Alumni Online platform at (https://alums.waldorfeducation.org/).
We are working to re-establish our network of alumni across the country and around the world; please let us know where you are and what you’re doing! We’d love to see you at one of our events, but we can’t tell you about them if we don’t know how to reach you! If you’d like to serve as a coordinator for your alumni class, we’d especially like to hear from you! Email the Development Office (email@example.com or call 610-933-3635 X 109) and come back anytime!
Other ways of giving
Contributions to Kimberton Waldorf School can be made through your local United Way Employee Campaign. Our agency code for United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey is 2697.
Double or triple your support of Kimberton Waldorf School with your company’s matching gift program. Check with your employer’s personnel office about whether your company participates in such a program and obtain the appropriate forms.
Please contact the Development Office for information about stock transfers at 610.933.3635 ext. 109.
Restricted gifts are those that the donor has identified for specific use in an area of interest. These gifts reflect a donor’s personal interest in a particular program area, physical asset, specific project or event. Some restricted gifts can be quite large such as those given to endow a department chair position. If you would like to make a gift for a specific program area, event or other interest, please contact the Development Office at 610-933-3635 ext. 109.
Gifts-in-Kind are gifts of durable goods and services that the school decides will be useful to its operations. In most cases it provides a charitable deduction to the donor equal to the fair market value of the item or service donated. Please contact the Development Office at 610-933-3635 ext. 109 if you would like to make a gifts-in-kind to the school.
There are many opportunities to volunteer one’s time at Kimberton Waldorf School. If you have an interest in volunteer opportunities, please click here to learn more or contact the Development Office at 610-933-3635 ext. 109.
We will receive 0.5% of every eligible purchase made through the Amazon website when the buyer starts at the AmazonSmile page. Go to smile.amazon.com to register. Please note that our school may be listed here as “Kimberton Farms School, Inc.”