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KNOXVILLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL's Fundraiser:

KMS 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign

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THE STORY:

 

Help KMS bring the magic of Montessori education to more children and families! 

  • To  make a one-time contribution, click on the "Donate" button.
  • To make a recurring contribution, contact KMS at 865-525-6042 - or go to our organization page and click the "Donate" button there.
  • To ask your family and friends to donate, send them this URL: https://www.crowdrise.com/kms-50th-anniversary-expansion-campaign.

​The next $15,000 that we raise will be matched by the parents of a former KMS student!

For more information, see below - or contact KMS at 865-525-6042.

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Building on its 50-year history as one of Knoxville's leading preschool and Elementary programs, the Knoxville Montessori School is working to expand so we can bring the many benefits of Montessori education to even more children.

KMS has grown substantially over the past five years - from 55 students in 2011-2012 to 74 students today. We have also seen a dramatic increase in the number of families contacting us about enroll-ment - from fewer than 100 in 2011-2012 to nearly 400 for this year.

In response to this growth, the 50th Anniversary Campaign is raising funds to purchase the property next to our current location. As the images above show, we will renovate the existing house and add a two-story addition to the back. Together with our current facilities, this will enable us to offer:

  • A third Primary class for preschool and kindergarten-age students.
  • A second Elementary class - so we can split Elementary into a Lower Elementary class for 1st-3rd Grade students and an Upper Elementary class for 4th-6th Grade students.
  • A new 7th and 8th Grade Middle School - the first Montessori Middle School in West Knoxville.

These changes will enable KMS to grow from 74 students today to 110-120 students over the next five years - helping us meet the growing demand for our Primary and Elementary classes and providing a new child-centered Middle School option for families in our area.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for KMS - one that many of our parents and staff have dreamed about for decades - and to make it work we need your help. We have already received over $250,000 in contributions and pledges toward this effort. But we need to raise at least $500,000 on top of what we can borrow, and the more we raise the less debt the school will have to take on.

We hope you will consider contributing to our 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign. All gifts, no matter how large or small, are important and will be deeply appreciated. 

For 50 years, KMS has offered a wonderful alternative to traditional education for hundreds of families whose children have benefited from our hands-on, child-centered approach.

The 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign will enable us to bring our world-class Montessori education to even more children and their families.

We invite you to join us in this effort!

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To This Fundraiser

$273,587

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ray Howes

     

  • Mark Sobel

     

  • Roy and Caroline Knight

     

  • Charlie Biggs

     

  • Dan and Mandy Strahl

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nina and Alex Cantafio

     

  • Somer and James Chyz

     

  • Fred Biggs

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erika and Chris Layton

     

  • Travis Hardy

    $10

  • Lucas and Louise Lindsay

     

  • Alden and Elliot Boggess

    $25

  • Shelly

    $25

  • Lin Zhu, Yinfeng Zhao

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Seamster

    $100

  • Neil A Zabo , CPCU

    $100

  • George & Ann Ioannides

     

  • Joan Seamster

     

  • Nuria Hernandez

    $100

  • Dorian Seamster

     

  • Carol Russell Gambino

    $100

  • Janet Galanti

    $25

  • Mathieu Doucet

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,668

  • Karen and Cecil Hare

    $25

  • Ranjini Perera

    $100

  • Sharon, Ross, Blaire, & Benjamin Toedte

    $250

  • Gabriel, Emilie, Scarlett, Isaac Cooper

    $500

  • Jon and Jessica Plumlee

    $100

  • Malcolm and Beth Foster

    $500

  • Jennifer Woodruff

    $150

  • Marilyn Palmer

    $50

  • Tom and Stephani Roberts

     

  • Judy and David Lee

    $100

  • Hamilton Candee

    $250

  • Elizabeth Biggs and Nelson Hoy

    $100

  • Bari and Nicole McFarlane

    $100

  • Ila Galanti

    $50

  • Martha Reed

    $25

  • Robert and Nancy Bond

    $100

  • James and Elizabeth Mitchell

    $25

  • Jillian St. Charles and Damon Boggess

    $20

  • Roy and Caroline Knight

    $100

  • Julie Reed

    $144

  • James Chyz

    $240

  • Hairong Qi

    $300

  • Costco Executive Match

    $180

  • Garnet Hallock

    $5,000

  • Henry Bertelkamp, Jr.

    $500

  • Henry Bertelkamp, III

    $500

  • Adam and Julie Braude

    $150

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55% Raised of $500,000 Goal

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The Team: $273,587 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Adam and Julie Braude

Adam and Julie Braude

DONATION: $150

2 months ago

Henry Bertelkamp, Jr.

Henry Bertelkamp, Jr.

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

Henry Bertelkamp, III

Henry Bertelkamp, III

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

Garnet Hallock

Garnet Hallock

DONATION: $5,000

3 months ago

Costco Executive Match

Costco Executive Match

DONATION: $180

4 months ago

James Chyz

James Chyz

DONATION: $240

4 months ago

Hairong Qi

Hairong Qi

DONATION: $300

4 months ago

Julie Reed

Julie Reed

DONATION: $144

4 months ago

Roy and Caroline Knight

Roy and Caroline Knight

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Jillian St. Charles and Damon Boggess

Jillian St. Charles and Damon Boggess

DONATION: $20

4 months ago