What is the Annual Giving Campaign?
As with most independent schools, tuition alone doesn’t cover the total cost of educating each student. Our Board of Trustees works closely with me every year to make a Mackintosh education affordable. As a result, our annual budget has an intentional gap that needs to be closed by unrestricted giving. Mackceleration closes that gap and impacts each and every Mack student and our school in tangible ways. It’s also important to note that as an independent, non-profit organization, we do not receive state or other designated educational funding. Funding that is vital for running all aspects of our school is made possible by unrestricted donations from yearly fundraising activities. Our Mackceleration Campaign is the keystone of our annual giving – accounting for nearly 60% of unrestricted funds needed to balance our operating budget.
Your gift will be put to use this school year and will immediately benefit our students. When you make a gift to Mackceleration you join hundreds of teachers, parents, students, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends of our school who support Mack Boulder with a gift each year. Every contribution you make helps to support the following:
- Teacher support that is essential to attract, retain, and support teachers who care deeply about each student.
- Small teaching ratios that allow for every student to receive the individual attention and support he or she needs to thrive in our educational setting.
- Vibrant IB programming that is augmented by curriculum resources, field trips, and materials that support our progressive Visual and Performing Arts, Spanish, Design, Library, PE, and Science programs.
- All elements of the annual budget that support the running of our campus, including: educational technology, furniture and classroom supplies, facilities and grounds upkeep, equipment repair and maintenance.
Why 100% Participation is A Critical Goal:
We understand that Mackintosh families come from a range of economic backgrounds, and some families are able to contribute more than others. Your participation at a level that is meaningful to you demonstrates a strong commitment to ensuring our continued success as a school community this year. Achieving 100% participation from current families, faculty, staff, and board is a crucial factor in receiving grants from outside organizations. Many employers also offer matching grants for your charitable contributions. (If yours does, let us know so we can help set that up.)
NEW: You can schedule a recurring gift online! Simply enter the amount you would like to give monthly and select “I would like to set this up as a monthly recurring payment.” You can then select an end date. Your card will be charged monthly via our secure online system.
MACKINTOSH ACADEMY AND CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS:
By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift program, you could multiply the impact of your contribution to Mackintosh Academy. We hope you will consider arranging this via your company.
HERE’S HOW TO ARRANGE FOR A MATCHING GIFT:
Obtain a matching gift form (or Web address) from your human resource department.
Complete the matching gift form and mail it to Mackintosh Academy with your donation.
If your matching registration is online, email the matching confirmation number to: arleen@mackintoshacademy – we verify the number. Your company sends the matching gift to Mackintosh Academy after receiving our verification.