Potomac Crescent Waldorf School was founded because of the generosity of parents, teachers, and community members committed to providing a Waldorf education to Northern Virginia.  We have grown because of that continued support.

Tuition does not cover Potomac Crescent’s entire annual operating budget each year.  We rely on our community’s support to the Annual Fund and other fundraising events, such as the Fall Festival and Silent Auction, to raise the money needed to cover the remaining portion of our school’s budget.

Annual Gifts are valuable to the school in many different capacities:

    • Supports programs and classes that are important to you and your child’s enrichment
    • Allows us to moderate our tuition increases
    • Makes it possible for the school to have quality faculty and staff
    • Gives PCWS a solid foundation from which to grow
    • Builds community by bringing together a devoted and enthusiastic group of parents and volunteers
    • As enrollment fluctuates, provides stable income

 

Potomac Crescent is actively running two campaigns:  The “A HOME OF OUR OWN” Capital Campaign (2013-2015) and 2013-2014 Annual Fund.

Annual Giving

The Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Annual Fund is important to help keep PCWS financially strong and support current needs at the school.  Donations provide general operating funds, and go toward items such as teacher salaries, classroom supplies, and financial aid.

How to Give

DONATE ONLINE:  You may make a one time or recurring monthly donation to PCWS via JustGive.org.

CHECK:  Please make checks payable to “Potomac Crescent Waldorf School” and notate “Annual Fund” in the memo line.  You may mail your check to the school or drop it off in the office.

CREDIT CARD:  Please contact the PCWS office to donate via credit card.   We will take your credit card info over the phone or mail you a form to fill out.

STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES:  If you wish to make a stock donation, please email stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org.  We will send you our account # at Fidelity and help you initiate the transfer of stock to PCWS.

“A HOME OF OUR OWN” Capital Campaign (2013-2015)

On September 28, 2013, Potomac Crescent launched the “A HOME OF OUR OWN” Capital Campaign to raise funds to support our move to a new space by September 2015.  We are currently over half-way to realizing our $200,000 goal!  If you are interested in supporting the school for this campaign, we ask that you reach out to us directly by emailing Stephanie Hanson, PCWS Development Coordinator at stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org.

Fundraising Events

Potomac Crescent has four major fundraising events each year: the Fall Festival, the Silent Auction, the new Winter Party, and the Spring Dance. Our annual Fall Festival is currently our main fundraising vehicle. This event draws a large crowd to enjoy child-friendly activities and crafts, handcraft sales by the PCWS handwork group, a wholesome lunch, and much more.


Winter brings the Online Silent Auction and the annual Winter Party.

In Spring, we host a family dance offering adults and children the opportunity to dance to live music with the guidance of an experienced caller. A hearty dinner is served.  This event, first held in 2008, is a fun-filled family event, frequently even attended by Grandparents! 

Several times throughout the year, our very active handwork group offers their crafts for sale at our school and elsewhere. Toys, knit and felted apparel, household and decorative items, and other unique, handmade items are available.

Please check our Calendar for each of these events

Shopping Programs

  • Amazon Smile – Amazon donates .5% of most purchases made through their charitable giving website, smile.amazon.com.  Simply select PCWS as your charity, and make your next Amazon purchase through smile.amazon.com.  To learn more, visit http://smile.amazon.com/about.
  • OneCause.org  – Many online stores donate a percentage (1-6%) of items purchased through the OneCause portal.  Sign up directly at OneCause.org and designate Potomac Crescent Waldorf School as your 501c3 designee.
  • Grocery Store Savings Coupons – PCWS has linked up with many area grocery store chains to participate in their fundraising programs.
    • Harris Teeter
 PCWS Account Number is 6246.  
www.harristeeter.com.  
The Harris Teeter Together in Education Program runs from August through May of each year. Harris Teeter donates a percentage of purchases of Harris Teeter products to schools. Each fall, shoppers must re-link their Harris Teeter VIC cards to the school of their choice.
    • Giant Food
 PCWS Account Number is 05329.  
www.giantfood.com/aplus
.  This program runs from October through April. Shoppers may designate their school and link it to their Giant bonus card by going on-line or stopping by the store’s customer service desk.
    • Safeway 
PCWS Account Number is 500004998
.  www.escrip.com
.  The Safeway Club Card for Education Program runs from October through May. It is managed by Escrip.
  • Uriel Pharmacy - http://www.urielpharmacy.com  Use code WS156 in the check-out.  10% of your purchase will be donated to PCWS.

Development Committee

  • Marilyn Noguera, PCWS Board Member; Development Committee Chair
  • Barbara Schroeder, PCWS Board Member, Development Committee Member
  • Kathy Swayze, Development Committee Member At-Large
  • Stephanie Hanson, PCWS Staff, Development Coordinator, stephanie@potomaccrescentschool.org

If you are interested in joining our active Capital Campaign Committee, please email Stephanie.

We also thank our very dedicated parents who volunteer their expertise, skills, and time to support development efforts at our school.  We could not accomplish what we do without them.