Annual Appeal: The Power of Your Donation

We're closing in on $50,000 but we're a long way from our goal. 
We need your help.
You already know that the money raised through the Annual Appeal goes towards all the special programming, support, and resources our children receive every day at MSC -- that means everything from the greenhouse science program to the end-of-year musical to professional development for our stellar teachers. 
What you may not realize is that a high participation rate in the Annual Appeal campaign demonstrates the strength of our community and shows outside funders that our school is worth supporting. In other words, the more families that give, the better MSC's chance of receiving grants or other outside funds.
So more important than the size of your gift is the fact that you give something. Our goal is 100% participation. Whether it's $10 or $10,000, the quality of our children's education depends upon us all. Here are just a few examples of the power of your donation:
$75 buys a Celebrate MSC gala ticket for your favorite teacher as a thank you for all they do.
$100 pays for the Kindergarten’s field trips to the farmers market.
$250 covers the cost of our recess coaches for a single day.
$300 per month keeps the Bookroom easily accessible to teachers with an automated cataloging and checkout system.
$500 buys a year’s worth of ladybugs for the greenhouse, providing natural pest control for our rooftop farm.
$600 per child is what the PTA is projected to spend this year.
$800 per month endows the Roads to Success Scholarship fund, so that any child who wants to participate in the after-school program or classes can do so.
$1,000 brings specialists to Ana’s dance studio year round, introducing things like African dance traditions to the entire fourth grade.
$1,500 stocks Bernard’s art studio with all the necessary equipment and supplies for a year of art instruction across the grades.
$2,500 will pay for repairs to our Vertically Integrated Greenhouse system, which collapsed this year.
$5,000 stocks the Wellness in the Schools pantry with a year’s worth of ingredients and supplies for cooking lessons for all students.
$10,000 funds a year of the Lincoln Center Institute arts and performing program.
Click here  to make a one-time gift or to set up recurring payments, which allow you to spread out your donation however you see fit. Please also take a few minutes to find out if your employer (or your spouse’s) offers a matching gift program. The answer could double your donation at no additional cost to you. If you have any questions about the process, please email the Annual Appeal committee at
Many thanks in advance for your generosity.
Reminder: The MSC Phoneathon is on Monday. Make your donation this weekend and we’ll cross you off the call list!  

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