Every dollar counts. Every gift matters. Every donor makes a difference.

There has never been a better time or greater need to support the Annual Appeal than right now!

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Every year, Community School depends on the Annual Appeal for revenue beyond tuition to support an outstanding learning environment for students and teachers.

Those same needs remain in 2020-2021, but now the school also faces extraordinary costs to provide a safe and flexible learning environment during the pandemic.

Our school has already invested over $100,000 to be able to operate for in-person learning in as safe a manner as possible. These costs were not foreseeable or able to be budgeted for. The 2020-2021 Community School Annual Appeal will help cover costs for:

  • Additional custodial staff to maintain a clean and disinfected facility
  • Remote learning technology upgrades and Chromebooks for all students
  • Hand sanitizer stations, sanitizing equipment, temperature scanners
  • Plumbing upgrades including touchless flushers and faucets in our bathrooms
  • New filtered water fountains that fill water bottles
  • PPE and signage for our buildings

Additionally, we continue to offer meaningful ways to give to our Annual Appeal. Our Giving Tree is a way for families or individuals to purchase leaves representing various levels of giving: gold, silver and bronze. Our tree is prominently displayed in our high school gymnasium lobby. We also offer other naming opportunities that are available in both of our buildings and can be paid over a period of time for up to three years. All of these wonderful opportunities to impact our school community. Whatever level of giving you are comfortable with is a great way to support our school.

Whether you give $50 or $5,000, know that your gift has an immediate and significant impact on each student’s daily experience and no gift is too big or too small. Every dollar counts. Every gift matters. Every donor makes a difference.

Sincerely,

Charles Amundsen

Charles Amundsen

Chairperson, Board of Trustees

Many Ways to Give

Starlight Program Enrichment Campaign

Please donate in any amount to a specific program in either our Lower School or High School.

LS: STEAM Initiative

STEAM programs give students hands-on learning experiences, provide ways to problem-solve, and increase critical thinking skills. Help our students make connections to the real world through 3D printer and robotic programs.

LS: Art

A strong art education promotes skills students need to be successful. The arts enrich our lives and help students develop creativity and transform their experiences of the world. We're looking to incorporate the use of textile arts through the use of fabrics and expand the use of clay projects in our art program

HS: Building Improvement Campaign

After renegotiating our lease agreement, we are in a position to make capital improvements to our facility. Funds raised will go to future capital improvements to our high school. Some possible renovations include remodeling our bathrooms and completely replacing the lighting throughout the building and modernizing the look and feel of our school.

Donate to the Starlight Program Enrichment Campaign safely and conveniently using this Paypal link:

Prior year’s funds...

Last year’s funds were used to develop a robotics and coding program that enhanced our computer science lab at the high school as well as funds for our music and performing arts/drama program.

At our lower school a group two music program was developed enhancing the music experience for that age group as well as starting a Children’s Garden in the courtyard.

Giving Tree Campaign

Your contribution will ensure that The Community Schools are able to continue the tradition of providing educational excellence for the bright child with learning and attentional disabilities.

The Giving Tree

In The Community High School’s gymnasium lobby, a Giving Tree is prominently displayed for all to see. Our stunning Giving Tree, with solid mahogany trunk, displays leaves of recognition of contributions to our schools. Each imprinted leaf is designated with those who have so generously gifted to our Giving Tree Campaign. It is a lasting memory of your kindness and a true testament to the support and generosity of Community School’s family and friends. Imprint a name or special message on a leaf. Up to 3 lines, 20-23 characters and spaces per line.

Bronze $500 - $999
Silver $1,000 - $2,499
Gold $2,500 and more

Donate to the Giving Tree Campaign safely and conveniently using this Paypal link:

Please download this form to specify your Giving Tree Leaf engraving.

General Donation

You may give a general donation in any amount.

Naming Opportunity Campaign

Your contribution will ensure that your family legacy lives on by having a specific community school space named in your honor. Your contribution will ensure that The Community Schools are able to continue the tradition of providing educational excellence for the bright child with learning and attentional disabilities.

Lower School: Beatrice Lieben Building

Lower School Building

Gifting Level: $10,000

  • Classrooms (“In Honor of”)
  • Study Skills Center
  • Reading Centers
  • Speech and Language Centers
  • Visual Motor Center

Gifting Level: $20,000

  • Art Studio
  • Computer Lab
  • Gymnasium /Physical Education Center
  • Science Lab

High School: Lyonel Zunz Building

Upper School Building

Gifting Level: $10,000

  • Classrooms (“In Honor of”)
  • Language Training Classroom
  • Science Lab
  • Speech and Language Centers
  • World Language Classroom

Gifting Level: $15,000

  • Student Lounge/Lobby Atrium

Gifting Level: $20,000

  • Cafeteria
  • Computer Lab
  • Photography Studio

Gifting Level: $25,000

  • Weight Training Center

Donate to the Naming Opportunity Campaign safely and conveniently using this Paypal link:

Thank you for making a difference.
No contribution is too big or too small.

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