Giving & Getting Involved : Annual Fund

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A healthy Annual Fund keeps Ruffing strong and sustains our steadfast commitment to the educational philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Gifts to the Annual Fund take over where tuition ends and provide an important added value to a Ruffing education. Classroom equipment and instructional materials, faculty salaries, community service opportunities, and more ― all are enhanced through annual giving.

We invite you to participate in the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.


Montessori Founders Society
The Montessori Founders Society honors donors who choose to support the Annual Fund with leadership-level gifts of $1,000 or more.

Investor    $10,000+
Visionary   $5,000-$9,999
Futurist   $2,500 – $4,999
Guide   $1,000 – $2,499
Granite   $500 – $999
Green   $250 – $499
Blue   $100 – $249
Orange   Up to $99

Gifts of Securities

Donors interested in supporting Ruffing with a gift of stock may use the electronic transfer option if their securities are held in a brokerage account. Simply instruct your broker to transfer your securities in the name of Ruffing Montessori School:

Fidelity Investments
Attention: Matthew Long (phone 216-591-9500, ext. 54385)
Ruffing Montessori School account # Z-72378089
DTC # 0226

Please notify Ashley Gelman, Director of Development & Alumni Relations, when a gift of securities has been initiated. This step allows us to follow up with Fidelity Investments and assure you receive proper credit for your gift in a timely manner.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees and retirees. If your company offers a matching gift program, you may be able to increase the impact of your gift to Ruffing by completing the appropriate paperwork or by initiating your match online.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:
Ashley Gelman
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
(216) 321-7571, ext. 332


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