Overview: Be Invested

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Dear Supporters,

Throughout our rich history spanning 50 years, Near North Montessori has relied on the generosity of our community to provide support to ensure that we are able to achieve our mission. There are two important ways for you to participate in our community: provide financial support and volunteer in the life of the school. Throughout the year, a broad range of requests for financial support are made of NNM families. Success of these efforts is not measured in dollars alone. A high level of parent participation is equally important, as it clearly shows school leadership and the community that parents are willing to invest in their child’s future and support NNM’ mission. It signals constituent confidence so that NNM can reliably move forward with strategic plans. It demonstrates to philanthropic foundations and other potential donors that the community is strong, united and worthy of outside support. We are providing you with this list now, with the expectation that all members of our community will participate in the following initiatives to the best of their ability. All of us at NNM are enormously grateful for your consideration and generosity.

With appreciation,
Diane Cohen
Director of Advancement

Throughout the year, a broad range of requests for financial support are made of all NNM families with the expectation that every family in our community will participate in the following initiatives to the best of their ability.

In addition, NNM conducts a number of community events and fundraising programs throughout the year where your participation is appreciated. These include:

Like all not-for-profit independent schools, NNM relies on voluntary contributions from its community to provide direct funding to the educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. We strive to keep tuition affordable for a wide range of students to continue to provide a culturally and socio-economically diverse environment while maintaining the high standard of excellence of our programs. Contributions made to The Near North Montessori School Annual Fund, the Big Night Financial Aid Program, and Teacher/Staff Appreciation Drive are tax-deductible and can be made online (by direct debit/ACH or credit card), stock transfer, cash or check.