Giving

Your donation to the Toronto Waldorf School helps enrich the student experience in many ways. From the classroom to the campus, generous donations from individuals like you have expanded the opportunities for wonder and curiosity to thrive at the school.

The Toronto Waldorf School Foundation (TWSF)is a registered charity with the purpose of supporting and serving the students at the Toronto Waldorf School by raising funds for capital projects and annual fund. We also aim to make Waldorf Education accessible to all children, regardless of family income level with tuition assistance. Donations to TWSF can be made on their website at: www.twsf.ca

Toronto Waldorf School Foundation

5 FAQS ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Q1: What is the purpose of the Waldorf School Foundation?

A: The Foundation exists to support the school and its mission of Waldorf education. Its goal is to raise funds, through donations and other activities, to provide monies for academic initiatives, maintenance and improvements to physical facilities of the Toronto Waldorf School, major capital projects as well as tuition assistance.

Q2: How does the Foundation benefit the school and its community?

A: The Foundation provides crucial financial support to the school by annually distributing a percentage of its capital which goes towards various programs, facilities, and educational initiatives.

Q3: Why should donations go through the Foundation rather than directly to the school?

A: Holding the assets in a foundation, a separate and distinct legal entity from the school, helps shield those assets from potential claims against the school. It forms a part of an overall risk management and financial protection strategy.

Q4: Can you provide examples of how past donations have positively influenced the school?

A: Past donations have supported the construction of facilities, funded innovative programs, and provided financial aid. They have left a lasting impact on the quality of education and diversity of the student body at the school.

Q5: What impact do donations to the Foundation have on the school’s future?

A: Donations help sustain and enhance programs, provide scholarships, and ensure the school’s ability to adapt and grow in the future. Past donors gave with the foresight that education is an enduring gift for the future.

5 FAQS ON HOW AND WHY TO GIVE TO THE TORONTO WALDORF SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Q1: Why does the Foundation encourage unrestricted donations?

A: Unrestricted funds are encouraged as they provide flexibility in determining support to the areas of greatest need.

Q2: Can I specify where I want my donation to be used within the school?

A: We recognize the importance of donor choice. We welcome input from donors who wish to designate their contributions to specific special projects. Your voice matters, and you are an integral part of shaping the future of our school.

Q3: How can I ensure that my support makes a meaningful difference for years to come?

A: By donating through the Foundation, you contribute to the school’s enduring success. Your support helps shape the future of Waldorf education, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Q4: How can parents and alumni get involved with the Foundation?

A: Parents and alumni can participate in Foundation events, contribute to spreading awareness, and, for those seeking a short-term commitment, consider joining an event fundraising committee. If you have time, treasure, and talent to offer, we strongly encourage you to consider service on the Foundation board or fundraising committee.

Q5: Who do I contact for more information on donating or getting involved?

Contact: Jennifer Deathe  jdeathe@twsf.ca  For further details.

Giving Options

In addition to cash donations, you may also donate through:

A Gift of Securities

Donating a gift of stock or mutual funds that you have owned for more than a year may provide tax benefits. Consult your tax advisor as these gifts can be the most tax-efficient way to make a charitable donation. In most cases, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the full market value of the stock while not incurring capital gains taxes.

A Gift of Life Insurance

A thoughtful and generous way to make an impact simply by naming Toronto Waldorf School as a beneficiary or donating the life insurance policy to TWS. Often, you benefit by receiving a charitable tax receipt for the lesser of the cash value of the policy or the total premiums paid. Your tax advisor can assist in the most optimal strategy for you.

A Will Bequest

Naming the Toronto Waldorf School in your will or trust can help create a lasting legacy and help the school achieve continue to thrive into the future. Naming the Toronto Waldorf School as the direct beneficiary of a specific amount of money, or of specific assets, or of a portion of your estate can allow your estate to take a charitable tax deduction for the full amount of your gift.

If you would like to discuss any of these options further, please let us know, we would be happy to help.

Please email us at development@twsf.ca