Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About the Oak Grove Montessori School Annual Fund
Why is the Annual Fund so important to OGMS?
Gifts to the Annual Fund are gifts from the heart. Funds from these gifts go directly to this year’s operating budget and Oak Grove is able to use this money where it is most needed and most effective.
What is the goal of the OGMS Annual Fund?
This year, our goal is for 100% of our current families to participate.
Who gives to the OGMS Annual Fund?
Oak Grove has touched the lives of many people and families. We receive Annual Fund donations from parents, former parents, grandparents, and other friends of the school.
Doesn’t my tuition payment cover costs?
No, tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a child. The Annual Fund helps to bridge the gap between revenue and expenses, and to offer the student the best possible educational experience.
Why does OGMS not charge what it costs?
We strive to make the Oak Grove Montessori education accessible to as many students as possible. At full cost, our school would no longer represent the vision of the founders. Greater diversity in our school enriches the educational experience for everyone in the Oak Grove Community.
If I am receiving financial aid am I still asked to give?
Everyone in the Oak Grove community is asked to participate in the Annual Fund as a symbol of our collective commitment to OGMS. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our children.
How much should I give?
We ask each family to consider what OGMS gives to our families, and to make a gift that is accordingly meaningful. Every gift matters. When we each give to OGMS, we are demonstrating our commitment to the school and its mission and endorsing its outstanding faculty and staff and the programs they teach.
When should I send my gift?
The Annual Fund Drive runs from October through the end of January. Although gifts are accepted through June, gifts before December 31st may be deducted from the current year’s taxes. You may pledge a gift to be paid in monthly installments.
Please contact Susan Angelides Head of School at OGMS for more information. 860-456-1031 or firstname.lastname@example.org