Annual Giving

The Chicago Waldorf School Annual Fund

The CWS Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a vital charitable giving program, and is the primary way that our CWS community makes philanthropic gifts to the school. Tuition and class fees only cover a percentage of the actual cost of education at Chicago Waldorf; the purpose of the Annual Fund is to cover that remaining gap and helping to enhance the school’s operating budget. Last year many donors contributed to the Annual Fund, and we encourage current families to make it their first giving priority while their children are enrolled in Chicago Waldorf School.

How Annual Fund Gifts Are Used

No matter the size, each Annual Fund gift has a direct impact on the day-to-day lives of CWS students. Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted and help cover the many costs associated with a school such as student interest groups, professional development, the creation of new staff and faculty roles, and student services. Last year, with the help of Annual Fund support, teacher salaries were increased by $1,000! This year our goal is $250,000, which we hope to increase each year in order to help grow our enrollment, salaries and benefits, and student programming. Please consider making a gift today!

Annual Report 2017-18

Giving via SMART Tuition

If you would like to set up recurring gifts with SMART tuition they need to do so by contacting the Finance Office or by calling 773.828.8467

Give to the Annual Fund 2019-20

Other Ways to Give

Supporting Chicago Waldorf School can be easily done in a variety of ways to suit each donor’s unique financial abilities. Click here to see the many ways you can enhance your donation! If you have questions, please contact Becky Moskowitz, Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, at