Tuition keeps us open; the Annual Fund helps us grow.
Tuition alone does not cover the entire cost of educating a child at Undercroft. Like most independent schools, Undercroft counts on voluntary support from our community to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and annual operating expenses. Annual Fund donations are unrestricted. That means Undercroft can designate these gifts in flexible and diverse ways, enhancing excellence throughout all levels and all aspects of the school. Over the years, the Annual Fund has made it possible to upgrade technology, develop our natural playscape, cover the cost of Montessori training and certification for new guides, and purchase new buses for student transportation. Your gift to the Annual Fund plants the seeds of our future.
We ask you to make Undercroft’s future a top priority of your charitable giving. Annual Fund contributions are part of an indispensable, community-wide investment in the education of each student at Undercroft. No matter the size, gifts collectively grow Undercroft’s educational resources, help us plan for the future, and allow us to fund unexpected opportunities. Click the link below to make your gift today.
If you have questions about the Annual Fund or giving to Undercroft in any way, please contact Development Director Brigid Vance at Brigid.Vance@undercroft.org.
Monetary gifts to Undercroft Montessori School are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
As the first Montessori school in Tulsa and the first accredited Montessori school in the state of Oklahoma, we have reason to be proud of our school’s history and contribution to the greater community in Tulsa. In 1964, Undercroft was established through the vision, commitment, effort and sacrifice of a small group of parents. Over the course of its 50 year history, Undercroft has grown and developed through the continuing support received from parents, alumni, staff, grandparents and friends. With gratitude for their many contributions, it is our joy and privilege to carry on this important work on behalf of our children, assuring the future of our high quality Montessori school in Tulsa for the next fifty years and beyond.
fUNDERaiser is a community celebration and fundraising event for parents and friends of Undercroft. Sponsored by our Community Building Committee, fUNDERaiser features a themed costume party, dinner, art auction, silent auction and online auction. Parents are encouraged to support the auction by soliciting donations of services and items from favorite businesses and vendors. Funds raised are used to purchase classroom materials and furniture, directly benefiting our students.
Other fundraising activities:
Proceeds from fundraising events benefit the school’s operating budget.
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- Bake Sales are hosted by the Community Building Committee on Folks’ Day and Earth Day.
- Book Fairs in the spring and fall are hosted by our middle school students. Funds raised go to support the school libraries and the student managed middle school business accounts.
- Earth Day Flower Sale in April affords families a great opportunity to beautify their homes and raise funds for the Playscape.
- Pizza Movie Nights are hosted throughout the year to raise funds for individual classes or specific school-wide projects. Students love to spend an evening in their PJs at school with classmates, guides, games, and a movie. Parents love a night out, knowing their children are in good hands.
Assuring Undercroft’s Future through the Endowment Fund
Undercroft is working to establish an endowment fund to provide funds for a variety of programs into the future. All gifts received through estate planning or long term financial plans will go directly to our endowment fund, which will help assure Undercroft will be here in Tulsa, providing a model Montessori education, for years to come.