The Near North Fund

EVERY FAMILY. EVERY YEAR. EVERY CHILD GROWS.

Watch our 'Thank You' video from 2021. Thank you for supporting our community!

Better Together.

That’s what we mean when we talk about values like diversity and inclusion, empathy and compassion, cultural competency and respect, or responsibility and community. To be a Near North family is to stand in solidarity with the parents, children, faculty, and staff — and to give of yourself, in order to make room for others at the table.

What is the Near North Fund?

The Near North Fund is an annual appeal which relies on the generosity of alumni, current families, and faculty & staff to bridge the gap between tuition and operational expenses. In particular, the annual appeal funds instructional materials, program support, technology, professional development, and facility maintenance.

Tuition covers approximately 90 percent of the school's operating budget. The other 10 percent, which is commonly referred to as "the gap," is made up through philanthropic support.

As with all peer independent schools, the funds raised through an annual appeal are essential to supplementing the resources necessary to carry out the Montessori mission of educating every student to reach their inherent potential. 

This year’s goal is $345,000 and 100% parent participation. Please join us in supporting the 2021-22 Near North Fund. Every single gift, regardless of size, is valued and appreciated.

THE NEAR NORTH FUND

EVERY FAMILY. EVERY YEAR. EVERY CHILD GROWS.

Frequently Asked Questions

2021-22 Parent Participation

Updated as of 11/30/2021

The Near North Fund Committee

Chair: Matt Zweifel
Rose Andron, Mary Beyer, Jordan Bond, Michael D'Aquilla, Shubhra Jain, Ariel Litvin, Jason Maras, Sachin Master, Mya Powell, Katie Schtevie

For More Information

Filomena Spero
Development Director
(773) 269-6211 | fspero@nnms.org


The 2021-22 Near North Fund coincides with the school’s fiscal year that runs from August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022. All pledge gifts are due in full by July 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact the Advancement Office at 773.269.6239 or giving@nnms.org.
Near North Montessori’s tax ID# is: 36-2535895