The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School had been bringing Waldorf education to the Berkshires since 1971. Today, the school provides early childhood and grade 1-8 educational opportunities to 200 students from the Berkshires and Columbia County. Tuition and charitable giving from the greater Steiner community are the two sources of revenue that provide the resources to sustain the school. We are very appreciative of the philanthropy and committed support of our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to making the Steiner School a vibrant Waldorf community.
If you have any questions about supporting the Steiner School or how you wish to direct your gift, please contact Ed Brozman, Director of Development: 413 258-4015, ext. 104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways To Give
The Steiner Fund (Annual Giving)
The Steiner Fund bridges the gap between tuition revenue and the full operating costs on an annual basis. Your gifts make it possible for us to provide tuition assistance to create a diverse student population, support for curriculum and professional development for our faculty and improvements to the campus infrastructure.
The Steiner Fund is also supported by the annual Holiday Fair and the spring fundraising gala, which together make up half of our annual fundraising goal. These events are made possible by the generous efforts of our parents, alumni and friends in the community.
Steiner Silver is an opportunity for grandparents and special friends to support the school through volunteering and philanthropy. Members receive ongoing communication throughout the school year about class activities and options to participate in the classroom.
Waldorf Opportunity Fund
This fund is designed to support strategic priorities that will influence the direction of the school over the long term. Your contribution can be directed to any of the following areas:
- The Tuition Assistance Bank
- Campus Infrastructure
- Faculty Professional Development
- Biodynamic Farming
Estate Bequests: The Betty Krainis Planned Giving Society
Betty Krainis founded the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner in 1971. It was through her foresight and commitment that Waldorf education flourishes in the Berkshires today.
Legacy gifts can come in the form of bequests, life insurance, retirement plans, charitable trusts and real estate. These resources can be directed to tuition assistance, campus infrastructure, faculty professional development or other areas of the school at the direction of the donor.
The Steiner Development Office can coordinate with donors and their designated financial advisors to accept appreciated stock gifts. These gifts can be directed to the general Steiner Fund or to a specific purpose.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers have a charitable matching gift program for their employees. Details of those programs are handled by the firm’s Human Resource department. They can provide you with a form to send to Steiner to validate your charitable gift. There are very specific parameters on the level of the match, the dollar value the firm will match as well as the timing of when a donor can qualify for a match.