The Hartsbrook School

The Annual Fund

BarretHartsbrook is extraordinary in countless ways, the most noteworthy of which is its ability to develop young individuals into free, morally responsible and integrated members of society. Certainly, my elementary school self was unable to comprehend all of these complexities; however, I can share with you now that this approach to education provided me the foundation to climb ladders and chase dreams while following my moral compass. I encourage you all to join me in giving back to Hartsbrook with the hope that collectively we can help strengthen the community and continue to provide a Waldorf education in the Pioneer Valley. (Click here to read the full letter.)
—Barrett Allison, Class of 2001 (8th Grade)

The Annual Fund is the foundation of The Hartsbrook School’s yearly fundraising. The Annual Fund supports each year’s operating budget, over 60% of which goes towards faculty and staff pay and compensation. The Annual Fund begins in the late fall and wraps up in early spring. We ask that every family at Hartsbrook support the Annual Fund, in whatever amount they can give. Support of the Annual Fund allows us to provide generous levels of tuition assistance (over $600,000 per year), while maintaining a competitive salary and benefits package for our dedicated faculty and staff.

In the 2013-2014 school year, we achieved 97% participation from our parent body, and 100% participation from our core faculty/staff and Board of Trustees. These high levels of participation reveal an extraordinary commitment to The Hartsbrook School.

Our financial goal for 2014-15 is to raise $105,000, with 100% participation of all parents, Board members, core faculty, and salaried staff. This is a way for each of us to make a gift to each other, to know that we thrive together as a community.

We are also profoundly grateful for philanthropic contributions from our extended community of grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, family, and friends. Your donations acknowledge the value and special qualities of a Hartsbrook education.

Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made via check, credit card, Paypal, and gifts of stock or other securities. Recurring payments can be made on a monthly basis.

Donations to The Hartsbrook School are tax deductible. The school’s Tax ID is 042 734 173.

To offer your support for the school, or to obtain more information, please call Pilar Schmidt, Director of Development, at (413) 586-1908, ext. 129, or email her at For contributions sent through U.S. Mail, please address them to:

The Hartsbrook School
Development Office
193 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01035

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