“To Plant a Garden is to Believe in the Future” 2019-2020 SSMS Annual Appeal

It is with great enthusiasm that we launch our “To Plant a Garden is to Believe in the Future ” Annual Appeal.  Our goal is to have 100% participation and raise $50,000.  Each year, alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends demonstrate their commitment to South Suburban Montessori School’s mission by making a gift to the Annual Appeal. Contributions to the Annual Appeal support the people, programs, and spaces that make South Suburban so unique. We have identified experiences that would enhance the curriculum for our students and restorations that would foster further improvements to our new spaces at Blossom. We have surveyed our teachers and asked them to identify materials and experiences that would enhance the curriculum for our students.Your gift or pledge will provide funding for opportunities in these critical areas:

$3,000 Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School:

Funds to expand field trips and off-campus enrichment opportunities, providing bussing and admission fees.

$10,000 All Environments:

Enhancement of the natural beauty of our indoor environments with new and matching shelves, tables and chairs, loft spaces, artwork, plants, fresh coats of paint, and much, much more.

$2,000 Security Upgrades:

Installation of additional security features, including cameras and video door cameras, to monitor and enhance security on campus.

$5,000 SSMS Faculty:

Self-renewal and professional leadership through attendance at this year’s American Montessori Society Conference in Dallas, Texas.

$5,000 Physical Education:

Procurement of high-quality physical education items such as volleyball nets and large floor mats to maximize gross-motor opportunities and experiences in our new gymnasium.

$5,000 Laundry Space:

Installation of a school laundry area complete with washer, dryer, and laundry tub.

$20,000 Bathroom Upgrades: 

Renovation of student bathrooms, complete with the installation of child-sized toilets, sinks, and fixtures.

Every gift, large or small, does make a difference!  Your gift or pledge will enhance the educational experience for the students at SSMS today and in the future.

You can also significantly increase the value of your annual gift to South Suburban with a matching gift.  Thousands of companies and corporations will match gifts to not-for-profit schools. If your (or your spouse’s) employer participates in a matching gift program, please include the matching gift form with your annual contribution. Your matching gift will double or, in some cases, triple your contribution to SSMS. Please contact your HR department for more information.

Every gift matters!

Levels of Giving

  • $0-$499: Friend of SSMS
  • $500-$999: Supporter
  • $1,000-$2,499: Patron
  • $2,500-$4,999: Benefactor
  • $5,000 and over: Visionary