The Next 50 Fund

What Is The Next50 Fund?

Montessori Children’s House and School is celebrating a significant milestone this school year of 50 years. For 50 years, MCHS has balanced an annual budget on its tuition, all while providing the highest quality primary Montessori education to generations of children. Each year the school has taken care to spend its budget wisely, and the board has taken the opportunities to save when it could. In each of our 50 years, our families have rallied around the needs of Montessori Children’s House and School, from a new building to a decade-long project of improving our playgrounds and enriching our outdoor environment for generations to come. The Next50 Fund is here to be the new MCHS annual fund, which will help ensure MCHS can continue to provide its quality Montessori experience with the highest qualified staff and a safe and beautiful environment.

Help Us Raise Our Goal $150,000

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Why Are We Establishing The Next50 Fund?

As a tribute to MCHS’ outstanding past we are establishing a formal fund to support the future of MCHS through these primary focuses:

  • Support our Tuition Assistance program.
  • Support the annual operations in unforeseen times of need and ensure the Next50 are full of opportunity for the children of MCHS.
  • Plan for long term projects such as the Experience Gardens, where we plan to further the work of the MCHS Butterfly Gardens and transform our expansive grounds into an exquisite outdoor learning environment.

How Can You Participate?

We invite you to participate and become a part of this year’s Next50 families. Any amount you can share will bring us closer to our goal of $150,000, the seed money to build the foundation of this fund. We will have multiple opportunities this year to participate and plenty of fun ways to contribute.

1 Participate in North Texas Giving Day on Tuesday, September 17, 2020. Early giving opens September 1, 2020.
2 The Next50 Fund via DonorBox
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Gifts may also be accepted through check delivered to MCHS c/o Next50; 7335 Abrams Road; Dallas, TX 75231

All gifts of any amount up to $10,000 are eligible for CFT Bonus Funds. If you choose to give through Donorbox, NTXGD, or by check, you can further your gift to The Next50 Fund by making your donation BEFORE September 17, 2020.

Become a Next50 Family Today!

Next50 Friends

$50-$999

Next50 Founder Circle

$1,000 – $10,000+

  • Donors who pledge $50 or more one-time or annually may choose to receive an MCHS yard sign and to have their family name or business represented in our commemorative Next50 display and in the MCHS 50th Keepsake Book.
  • Donors who pledge a total of $120 or more in 12 months may choose to receive any or all of the benefits of the $50 giving tier and receive a copy of the MCHS 50th Keepsake Book.
  • Donors who pledge $1,000 or more in 12 months may choose to receive any or all of the benefits of all lower giving tiers and receive a limited edition, colored pencil sketch print of MCHS done by local artist and former MCHS parent Marsha Mayes Schoenkopf.
  • Donors who pledge a total of $3,000 or more in 12 months may choose to receive any or all of the benefits of all lower giving tiers receive a custom painting of “Carline” by local artist Theresa Mangum.
  • Donors who pledge a total of $5,000 or more in 36 months may choose to receive any or all of the benefits of all lower giving tiers, plus they may be represented with a designed space of half a page in the MCHS 50th Keepsake Book.
  • Donors who pledge a total of $10,000 or more in 36 months may choose to receive any or all of the benefits of all lower giving tiers, plus they may be represented with a designed space of a full page in the MCHS 50th Keepsake Book.

The MCHS 50th Keepsake Book:

We are collecting your memories and pictures from your time at MCHS. All will be commemorated in a keepsake book that also will include our history from news articles to school newsletters.

Limited-Edition Colored Pencil Sketch by Marsha Mayes Schoenkopf:

The first MCHS building on Abrams Road was initially constructed in 1973. As MCHS outgrew its first building, there was an extensive remodel to the existing building funded by a capital campaign. The current MCHS building now houses 4 classrooms and aftercare rooms, all with their own courtyards. This building is probably one of the main memories our children have of MCHS and now you can preserve that memory accurately with this limited-edition print.

Customized Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, ‘Carline’ by Local Artist, Theresa Mangum:

The sweetest memory many parents have is that moment at pick up at our front door. The perfect sized benches where each class sits together with their guide, children talking to their friends waiting for their ride so they could wave “hello.” Then they give their friends a proper wave “goodbye.” This iconic moment in the MCHS day is both sweet memories for our children as well as our parents. Commemorate it with a personalized version: an impression of your car, your child, and your child’s guide.

All monetary gifts made to MCHS this year will go towards the Next50 Fund.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

September 1, 2020

Early giving opens with North Texas Giving Day. Visit our link on or after September 1, 2020 and set up your giving before North Texas Giving Day, September 17, 2020.

September 17, 2020

Communities Foundation of Texas is hosting their annual North Texas Giving Day. Donations made to MCHS between now and September 17, 2020 will be eligible for bonus funds to help our donations go further. Make your donation to our Donorbox campaign, NTXGD, or mail a check to MCHS!