Annual Giving is a vital program designed to enhance portions of the annual costs of operating Hilltop Montessori while providing participating donors the opportunity to take tax deductions as allowed by law. As the name implies, the appeal is annual, and 2014 is our fourth year implementing our Annual Fund program. The annual giving program of Hilltop Montessori School has funded many wonderful projects.
Where Do the Funds Go?
The annual fund has provided for playground bikes and equipment, assembly of the PTO-donated greenhouse, robotics, a $5,000 digital baby grand piano, the Multi-Cultural Festival, 10 new laptops, Tonka trucks for the playground, the reading program for lower elementary, recycling bins for the hallway, seminars for teachers, CPR/first aid training for staff, Birmingham Festival of Arts training for teachers, carts for Spanish, computer equipment, new Spanish textbooks, garden beds, bird seed, edible school yard curriculum guides, rain barrels, compost and soil for gardens, top soil, bees for the hives, a new refrigerator for the kitchen, anti-virus software for the computers, a new preschool playground tunnel, new chairs in the office and much more! For those still interested in participating, you can also download and print our Pledge Card for 2014 here or make an online donation (see above).
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Hilltop Montessori’s Deep Roots Gardening Dinner Fundraiser is an annual event that allows our stakeholders to gather to celebrate the school’s success and also enjoy fabulous, fresh cuisine from the school’s gardens. This year’s fundraiser was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:30 at the Stone’s Throw in the Town of Mt Laurel. This adults only event featured a cocktail hour, a wonderful dinner and a very entertaining live auction, courtesy of Jack Granger of Granger, Thagard & Associates. The evening was captured by various media, print and online, including The Birmingham News.
Thank you to our sponsors, guests and the community for helping us raise $42,000 in approximately 45 minutes! We appreciate everyone and especially, our sponsors:
Newsome Law, LLC; Small Cellars; Cardiology P.C./Michael Wilensky, M.D.; Pilates on the Highland; Chef Chris Hastings & Hot and Hot Fish Club; The Stone’s Throw Bar and Grill in Mt Laurel; The Morrison and Celestini Families; Extreme Fit; Nicole Saia, Attorney at Law; The Prince Family and Shelby Living Magazine; EBSCO Industries, Inc.; Mind Matters, P.C./Stewart Waddell, M.D.; Aunt Heidi and Uncle Kevin (of the Holmes Family);Brennan Agency; Heritage Medicine/Dr. Matthew Parker; Servisfirst Bank; First Commercial Bank; The Anders Family; Veranda on the Highland; Professor Theodore Kluz; The Brooks Family & Greystone Massage Envy & Spa; The Garza Family; Alabama Furniture Market; The Irwin Family and The Yang Family.