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2019-20 Annual Appeal
Our Annual Appeal helps to bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of sending a child to our school. Each year, 100% of our Board members donate to our Annual Appeal, as well as most of our parent body, faculty & staff, alumni, grandparents, and WSNO friends.
Thank You to Our 2018-19 Donors
Levels of Giving
Philanthropic Leadership Circle
The Philanthropic Leadership Circle is a group of generous WSNO Annual Fund supporters passionate about the continued success of the Waldorf School of New Orleans who give a gift of $1,000 or more. Support at this level has tremendous impact, and your leadership gifts enable WSNO to make a difference.
Visionary: $10,000 and above
Chris and Laurie Nielsen
Roy and Karen Johnson
Roy and Rita Amedee
Kevin and Jill Rankin
Rick and Michelle Seiler Tucker
Ulla and Billy Gaudin*
Mitchell and Jennifer Turnbough
Kirk and Holly Groh
Al and Marsha Sprague
Wendell Jones & Kalindi Bradley
Cristina & Barry Hallner
Esther DeJong and Harley Winer
Aaron Thornton and Michelle League-Thornton
Allan and Jessica Bayuga
Jacob and Courtney Landry
Kalpana Venkat and Rohan Samson
Kamill Del Toro
Kim Mix and Ram Mettu
Tommy Ellis in memory of Michael Pelias
Erin Reho Pelias *
Phyllis Lawton Cosentino
Ginny Kaczmarek and Ian Johnson
Lisa Landry and James McManus
Monica L'Esperance and Jamie Osborn
Amy and Colin Marquis
* Sustaining Donor
1. I already pay tuition. Why are you asking for more money?
Our goal is to keep tuition as low as possible and have a diverse student body from a wide range of income levels. Every school year, to sustain this priority, we ask those families who have the ability to pay more for their children’s education to do so, and for those who can to give a little to do so as well in order to reach our goal of 100% community participation.
2. Why is giving so important?
Every year, we have two goals for our Annual Appeal: First, to raise $35,000 to meet the year’s financial obligations and strengthen our programs and, second, to have every family and employee contribute. When we reach outside the community to ask for grants and loans, one of the first questions we are asked is, “How strongly does your community support the school?” There are many ways to give but the clearest way to measure this support is through financial contribution.
3. Can I pay online or with a credit card? Can I pay over time? Can I donate stock? Can my employer match my gift?
Yes! For details, contact Erin Reho Pelias by email or at (504) 345-2366.
4. I volunteer, do I still have to give to the Annual Appeal?
Please do! While volunteering is the backbone of every community, financial need still exists. Volunteers of limited financial means are encouraged to shift some of their volunteer hours to fundraising initiatives. Contact our Development Coordinator, Erin Reho Pelias, for details.