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“This is the treasure we need today – helping the child become independent of us and make his way by himself, receiving in return his gifts of hope and light” -Maria Montessori
We are introducing Sterling’s first Annual Fund, named Annual Treasure Chest. All of our students are bright and shining jewels and all funds raised will go directly to supporting Sterling programs, facilities and community events that help these gems shine. All development will be under one fund, which includes our valued and indispensable PFA whose volunteers bring the spirit of community to Sterling.
Charter Schools are a special case. There is a substantial funding gap between charter schools and public schools. According to the Center for Education Reform, charter schools are funded nationwide on average at 64% of their district counterpart. The largest reason for this shortfall is that charter schools do not receive capital funding from the states. While Sterling is fortunate to own and operate the buildings that make up the campus, most of the campus is 20 years old, which increasingly requires significant capital maintenance that is not funded. For more detailed information, please read A Case for Support.
The Treasure Chest Giving Levels
* EVERY LEVEL AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO REACHING OUR GOALS!
Simply click on the Donate Button to submit your donation
All donations are tax-deductible contributions, to the extent allowed by the law, to Laura Holland Uzzell Foundation, d/b/a Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School, with tax ID #56-1899973.
Sterling offers a variety of options for charitable giving depending on your personal circumstances. All gifts - no matter how large or small - are highly valued and appreciated! If needed, we encourage you to consult with your financial advisors to determine which option would serve you best.
Gifts of Time
Volunteers are the key to our community at Sterling. Please see our PFA (Parent Faculty Association) page for more information.
Gifts of Cash/Credit
All levels of donations are deeply valued and every cent counts! On the Donation Form, look for ways to continue the gift of giving by becoming a SUSTAINER, donating monthly to our Treasure Chest – even $5/month will help!
You may choose to pledge an amount to our Treasure Chest for the fiscal year, which runs July 1 – June 30 and all Pledges made before November 30 enable the LHU Board to establish the budget for the following academic year.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities are often tax-wise options. Depending on advice from your financial advisor, you may receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the donated stock, while avoiding capital gains on the contributed shares.
Please check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts to your personal charitable organizations – some even match 100%! We know there are very generous companies throughout the Triangle and many times, it’s just an ask away.
With grace, courtesy and gratitude, we thank you for your consideratioh in all ways of giving.