The Importance of Philanthropy

Resilience to Renewal Campaign: The Annual Giving Campaign for Hartsbrook


The Pandemic Impact: These past few years have had so many challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic aftershocks accompanied by a breathtaking shift from distance learning with Hartsbrook at Home to in person learning, mostly outdoors, in last fall’s Return to School. Members of the Hartsbrook community were all heroic examples of what a community can do when it works together.

Resilience: Our amazing faculty continue to refine their pedagogy to suit the needs of students who face the challenges of the 21st Century and also the aftermath of the pandemic, with lingering fears of infection but with a deep desire for in-person learning.

Investment for Renewal: We are investing in our talented faculty with salary increases, retirement contributions as well as teacher development and enhanced training opportunities. These initiatives, in addition to mentoring new faculty and increasing our students’ support staff, will bring new, stronger, Waldorf-based educational opportunities to meet the needs of individual students.
We also continue to work on the maintenance of school buildings, including new roofing and ventilation for indoor spaces to provide safety for all. We monitor the current pathway of the pandemic, being ready to adjust plans should Massachusetts guidelines dictate changes.

How Can We Help?
Our Annual Giving Campaign raises funds to help meet the school operating budget needs. These contributions, combined with tuition revenue, support the school’s vibrant programs, facilities, and ability to offer sliding scale tuition. Some donors also choose to make significant designated gifts to support such areas as financial aid or special projects.

Your commitment to support Hartsbrook’s Resilience to Renewal Campaign with a pledge or gift is important to the growth and strength of our school and our Hartsbrook community. Please join us by making a gift now and helping us achieve a goal of $500,000.

Opportunities to Give

Endowments and Special Funds

Your gift to the Endowment and/or Special Funds will strengthen our school and make a direct and lasting impact on our students and community. Donor benefits include tax savings and a way to honor loved ones in perpetuity. A gift from generation to generation!   Special Funds include the Bergen Diaz Scholarship Endowment Fund and the German Perico Memorial Playground Fund

Planned Giving - The Heritage Society

You can join The Heritage Society by naming The Hartsbrook School in your estate planning. When you include Hartsbrook as a beneficiary or as a bequest in your financial planning,  this allows you to support us in the future without affecting your cash flow or your current lifestyle.

Shop With Scrip

Through Scrip, the Hartsbrook community can purchases gift cards and electronic vouchers from local & national businesses. When we used these cards and vouchers for everyday shopping, a percentage of the sale is donated to Hartsbrook. Scrip is an easy way to raise funds, at no cost to you.

School Store

Support Hartsbrook and our community of handcrafters by shopping at The Seven Sisters School Store. Our store mindully supports  Hartsbrook’s Waldorf curriculum by offering carefully selected products that will stimulate creativity and are made of the most natural materials.  Our inventory includes toys, arts and craft supplies, hand-crafted items, cards, books, and health and home products.

Help Expand our Library!

Please consider purchasing books that will enhance our library and curriculum, this wish list has been developed by our faculty. Perhaps honor a child’s birthday or special teacher by purchasing a book in their name!

Please send/give the book to Heather Damon at Hartsbrook School. We will recognize your gift appropriately, and thank you for your support!

More Ways to Give

We are pleased to discuss with you, members of your family, and your financial and legal advisors the various options for giving, the possibility of combining different giving options to achieve your philanthropic goals, and opportunities for naming gifts. There are many non-cash gift opportunities including appreciated securities, qualified IRA donations, donor advised funds, real estate, charitable annuities and life insurance. read more

Get in Touch


Anne Griffin
Director of Development
(413) 586-1908, ext. 129,

Mail Checks

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

Tax ID

Gifts are
tax deductible.
The Hartsbrook School’s
Tax ID #  042 734 173

We Are Grateful to our Generous Sponsors