At Mulberry, we teach the way children learn best. A Mulberry education ignites each student’s unique spark through our small class sizes, employs extraordinary teaching methods, hands-on learning, and a positive approach to discipline, and guarantees a personal commitment to each child’s success by our exceptional teachers and staff.
As an independent, not-for-profit school, Mulberry School relies on the support from our community to be able to provide this education to every student and to remain true to our mission: to inspire children to a life of learning and positive contribution to community.
We ask all of our families to support our community and mission through philanthropic contributions and by volunteering their time.
The Annual “Magic of Mulberry” Fund provides valuable unrestricted funds that have an immediate impact on our ability to deliver the highest quality programs. These gifts bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of providing each student the extraordinary opportunities of a Mulberry School education. Gifts to the “Magic of Mulberry” Fund are a direct investment in the education of every Mulberry student.
How to Give Cash The most straightforward gifts are tax-deductible gifts of cash to our Magic of Mulberry Fund. These gifts may be given all at one time or on a monthly or quarterly basis. We ask for annual fund gifts and pledges each fall, and gifts and/or pledge payments are accepted at any time during our July 1st to June 30th fiscal year.Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts Many companies double charitable gifts which greatly increase the impact of your support. Please check with your company’s human resources department to inquire about eligibility for this matching gift.
Consider a donation to The Annual “Magic of Mulberry” Fund
Annual Gala “Steppin’ Out”
During each school year there are opportunities to support Mulberry School through special events. Steppin’ Out, our annual (Preschool-8th grade) auction dinner-dance gala represents our largest fundraising effort each year.
In its 23rd year, Steppin’ out fosters a sense of community and helps to raise additional funds for student programs. These special community events are excellent opportunities to volunteer your time, leading to a significant impact. This is also a fantastic way to meet other Mulberry current parents, alumni and supporters while showing your school support!
All adults are welcome to the gala and encouraged to participate! See you all March 21, 2020.
Consider a donation to the Annual Gala “Steppin’ Out”
The Sarah Jane Adicoff Memorial Fund (SJAMF)
In the spring of 2017, our head of school, Kara Riordan, officially launched the Sarah Jane Adicoff Memorial Fund, dedicated to the spirit and spunk of Sarah Adicoff. These funds are directed to support programs at Mulberry and marketing efforts to increase future enrollment as well as support individual students in the form of financial aid and maintain direct student assistance.
“Sarah was and is an inspiration to me. When I think of her, I still picture the healthy 11-year-old; spunky, with a mischievous twinkle in her eye,” says Head of School, Kara Riordan. “She was a champion for others, for doing the right thing, for friendships, and for having fun. She was fearless in standing up for what she believed was right, and spoke the truth when helping friends to problem-solve the difficulties of friendships. We all knew we could count on her to represent integrity and kindness.”
Consider a donation to the The SJAMF
Fun Run This tradition is a community building fundraiser where our students have a voice. The Fun Run takes place in the spring and is a culmination of our spirit week. As is tradition at Mulberry, the students tie-dye shirts, ask for pledges, and run for fun and funds.
Playground Improvement Fund All kids love to play. Especially at Mulberry! We believe that recess and outside time are just as important as classroom time. Our playground always needs upgrades and attention. Please join us as we continue to make improvements for our students.
Consider a donation to Special Initiatives
Bequests are the simplest of planned gifts. By naming Mulberry School in your will, you can make a gift which assures the future of independent school education. Bequests can be placed into endowment so that their impact is a legacy to the future. There are many planned giving vehicles by which a family can donate funds for Mulberry. Please notify the Development Office at any time if you want to include Mulberry in your will or discuss planned giving.
Other Ways to Give
Professional services or items that are necessary to the operation and advancement of the school are considered in-kind donations. These donations include auction items, technology devices, and services such as landscape planning. In-kind donations are appreciated by faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the school year.
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Hickleebee’s Children’s Bookstore
With every $200 spent on books at Hicklebee’s, Mulberry will receive a $10 gift certificate. Just mention Mulberry School when you check out.
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Lorri Geiger Director of Advancement firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 358-9080 220 Belgatos Road Los Gatos, Ca 95032
Mulberry School is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID# for donations is 94-1566020.
“Being part of the Mulberry community holds special meaning for our family. Its impact has been far reaching. I appreciate the opportunity to help ensure that the “Magic of Mulberry” will be available to many more children in the years to come.”