The Annual Fund of Chesapeake Montessori School

Chesapeake Montessori School is a non-profit institution and depends on the support and generosity of our families and friends to provide funds necessary to maintain the high standards of our school.

As with most independent schools, tuition revenue alone does not cover the actual cost of providing an excellent education for our students. Our commitment to our students and to our mission is fulfilled through a commitment from our community. CMS is a 501(3)(c) institution so all donations are tax deductible.

Donations to the Curious Minds Annual Fund support the general operating budget and are the most important way of supplementing the difference between tuition revenue and total operating costs. Annual fund gifts from our families, alumni, alumni families and friends support current educational programs. They also allow us to plan for future growth of the highly respected educational program we’ve nurtured for more than four decades. Click here to learn more about how Curious Minds impacts the experience of the children here at CMS.

This year we have launched our Annual Fund Campaign: Building Our Story to revisit the history of the past forty years at Chesapeake Montessori, explore the present, and look toward the future– where we are headed as a community. Throughout the year, we will be publishing photos, videos, podcasts and brochures that tell the many stories of CMS. You may also find these stories here, on our website, as they are released.

New also this year, you may opt to select a category toward which you would like your gift to be applied. Simply indicate your preference on your gift form or in your transaction notes via PayPal or AtPay (links below).






To contribute by mail, download a gift form and send it along with your check to:

Chesapeake Montessori School
Attn: Advancement Office
30 Old Mill Bottom Road, N.
Annapolis, Maryland 21409


Other ways to Support CMS

Federal Workers:
  Chesapeake Montessori School is an approved nonprofit of the Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign. Federal workers can designate gifts to CMS using code 29628.
Gifts of Stock and Securities:  CMS accepts gifts of stocks and mutual funds through our Brokerage Account. Call our Development Office for details.
Employer Matching Programs: Many corporations offer a matching gift program. You may contact your company’s personnel office to obtain a matching gift form and enclose this form when sending your gift to CMS. You will be credited for the amount of your donation plus the amount of the match.
Board of Trustees Annual Event:  The Board of Trustees hosts an annual auction to raise funds for the school.
In-Kind Gifts:  Non-monetary gifts such as items and services for the Board of Trustees annual auction are welcome and appreciated. Contact our development office at 410-757-4740 to learn how you can help.
Gifts of Time and Talent:  CMS has an engaged group of volunteers and is honored by their efforts. Please call if you are interested in volunteering and we will help you find the right way to participate.

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