Did you know that tuition alone does not cover the actual cost of the Academy experience? Often people are unaware that tuition, fees, and room and board provide only a portion of our operating revenue. Other than tuition, the Annual Fund is our biggest source of income. The Annual Fund benefits every single one of our students because it is the money we use to improve our facilities, invest in valuable programs upgrades, and keep tuition costs down.
Each year, the Annual Fund accounts for about 15% of MMWA’s total budget. These are the dollars we rely on to invest in capital improvements to the Academy. Without the Annual Fund, we’d have to either raise tuition or cut back on our top-notch programs. In order to ensure sustainable growth at the Academy, the Annual Fund is an incredibly important part of our revenue stream.
We understand that families with students at MMWA are already incurring significant expense to afford their child this experience, and recognize that not all families may be able to make large donations. Donations of any amount are truly appreciated. The number of people who support us financially is a significant measure of the strength of our community. Participation at any level is vital to our ongoing success and we hope that all past and present families, students and friends will join in supporting us. Strong levels of participation are proof to charitable foundations of a community vote-of-confidence and may enable us to secure grants in the future.
Is my gift tax-deductible? Can it be matched?
Yes, MMWA is 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and a Vermont approved educational institution. Your annual fund gift can be matched if your employer has a matching gifts program. It’s best to check with your Human Resources department to see if such a program exists.
How much should I give?
We have received Annual Fund gifts ranging from less than $10 to over $10,000, and each gift matters. We’re a small, but growing, school and that means that your gift takes on even more meaning given our relative size.
What is your fundraising goal?
Our Annual Fund goal for this year is $75,000.
How do I make a donation?
You may send a check, payable to Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy, to P.O. Box 3269, Stowe, Vermont 05672. If you prefer to make a donation by credit card, you can do so via PayPal by clicking here.