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Great Thinks Annual Fund

As MAC celebrates its 17th anniversary and launches its fourth Great Thinks Annual Campaign, we hope to enhance the spirit of giving at MAC and further advance the school and its talented teachers. This year's goal is $50,000 with 100% parent, faculty, staff, and board participation. No gift is too small, and all gifts are appreciated.

We encourage you to become involved through participation in the Great Thinks Annual Fund by giving an amount that is meaningful for your family. You are also encouraged to take part in special events sponsored by the school. All gifts of time and money are important and appreciated.

In addition to the monies needed to support teachers, MAC is also giving back to our neighborhood. We have selected Curtis Park's Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to receive 1% of our annual fund gifts. In times of worry and uncertainty, we want to model for our children being helpers and leaders.

At MAC, tuition is the revenue that our school must charge per student in order to offset the expenses necessary to run or school. MAC relies on tuition, fees, and fundraisers for teacher salaries and insurance benefits, Montessori materials, building mortgage and expenses, and state licensing requirements.

While tuition dollars cover teacher salaries and benefits, Great Thinks allows us to go above and beyond by helping MAC meet specific strategic needs. All gifts made to Great Thinks are directed to teacher excellence and retention. If you are considering a small, one time donation, please consider setting up an automatic monthly charge to your credit card as an alternative. If every family who gave $100 in the past would consider donating $20 on a monthly basis to the Great Thinks Annual Fund it would have a significant and positive impact on the campaign.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Great Thinks Annual Fund at Work

This is what you are making possible!

We raised a total of $26,802 during 2019-20. Because COVID-19 caused us to cancel our gala, we were around $40,000 short of what we generally raise. Our total teacher support and professional development expenses were as follows, and 100% of all gifts received went directly to these expenses. Thank you!

$49,309 - Professional Development

$14,897 - Faculty appreciation and recognition

$8,097 - Paid on-boarding for new staff

$7,574 - Community building and events

$619 - Mentor program