Island Montessori School is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of parents, friends and members of the wider community to ensure the financial well-being of the School. Fundraising is an integral part of our school's financial planning. Money raised from fundraising help us achieve important goals like offering enrichment activities (field trips, special guests, etc.), tuition assistance, purchasing classroom materials, and provide for the long-term growth and stability of our school.
The Annual Fund for IMS
The Annual Fund for IMS is our top fundraising priority, supporting school programs and services and covering the hard costs that the state does not cover. Our annual fund pledge drive is held in the fall with our goal of 100% participation from all Montessori families. Contributions allow the school to allocate funds where they are needed most and help IMS continue its unique educational mission. The Annual Fund is a vital resource in supporting:
updated classroom materials
before and after school programs
Your gift, no matter how large or small, is vitally important in helping IMS reach its goal.
Easy Everyday Fundraisers
There are several on-going Fundraisers that are quick, easy and relatively painless and bring in a bit of extra money for our school (that adds up!). Here's the current list:
AmazonSmile: You can also support Island Montessori by going to "smile.amazon.com" instead of plain old amazon.com. When you visit for smile for the first time, a pop-up window will ask you what charity you would like to support. Enter "Island Montessori" in the search box and "Island Montessori Charter School" will pop up at the top of the results. Proceeds will go to support both campuses.
Harris Teeter: link your Harris Teeter VIC card to "Island Montessori Charter School (1967)"
Box Tops for Education: Our FSA collects box tops for cash! Box Tops can be found on General Mills products. For a complete list of products please visit: www.boxtops4education.com. Your Box Tops can be left in the designated box at either campus.
Previous Fundraising Events
Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Race
Dragon boating is the oldest continuously raced sport in the world, where teams of up to 20 individuals race by paddling in sync in a 14-meter- long canoe with a carved dragon head and tail. Every year IMS puts together a team of parents and friends for an unforgettable day together. This event is a great way to meet new people, experience a unique community event, all while supporting our school. This is one of our most successful fundraisers. Participants are encouraged to help cover registration costs with a suggested donation of $50 per person. If you are interested in joining our team or being a team sponsor, please let our team coordinator know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax deductible. You can also find more information about the annual event at www.carolinabeachdragonboat.com.