Support Susquehanna Waldorf School


SWS grows and blossoms through the support of our community and tireless fundraising by our families and faculty. From strengthening our operating budget to funding class trips, supplies, faculty development, salaries and tuition assistance, fundraising plays a vital role in ensuring the school’s mission can be fulfilled. However you choose to give, your support enables SWS to offer a Waldorf journey to students who will become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, builders, and thinkers. We are so grateful. Thank you!

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Fundraising Programs

The Susquehanna Waldorf School gratefully accepts charitable support in a number of ways to support the school’s mission. Your generosity helps provide the resources for program and student needs, faculty purposes, tuition assistance and community interests.

Fundraising Events

The tireless fundraising efforts of our SWS community supports and strengthens the school in myriad ways. Learn how you can support SWS with special events including ExtraGive, The Auction, and The Winter Fair.

The school gratefully accepts monetary gifts, and it’s easy to do! As a non-profit 501©3 organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

SWS Fundraising Events

The Susquehanna Waldorf School has evolved into a remarkable institution due in part to growing charitable support from parents, grandparents, alumni families, trustees, friends and foundations. Such generosity supports the school’s mission by providing the resources for program and student needs, faculty purposes, tuition assistance and community interests.


Auction & Gala

Join us for the school’s largest annual fundraiser! The event will feature scores of items from local artisans and businesses, as well as unique group experiences and hand-crafted live auction items from each grade. Proceeds help support the school and the continuing mission of providing quality Waldorf education. Check back soon for details on the 2020 Auction and Gala.

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2020 Auction & Gala

Extraordinary Give

Friday November 22nd, go the EXTRA mile for SWS! We’re participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. For 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org/organizations/susquehanna-waldorf-school, make a donation (min. $25), and know that every dollar you donate will be stretched by at least $300,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

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2019 ExtraGive

Winter Fair

A celebrated tradition at Susquehanna Waldorf, our beloved school magically transforms into a seasonal gem as parents create this event anew each year.  The fair raises money in support of our school while bringing people together in celebration. Simultaneously our community reaches out to the greater community providing donations for a worthy cause. With great anticipation we look forward to the first weekend each December in sharing this event with one another and you, do join us!

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2019 Winter Faire

SWS Fundraising Programs

As a non-profit 501©3 organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

The school gratefully accepts gifts of:

  • Cash and cash equivalents including stocks, securities, bonds, bequests and charitable trusts.
  • Donations of tangible items and services (in-kind) are often needed and requested.

Many businesses offer corporate matches for employees who donate to educational entities. We encourage families to take advantage of these kinds of programs if their employer is willing to match a financial donation to the school. Additionally, our nonprofit status qualifies SWS to receive United Way donations.


Annual Giving

The role of the Annual Fund has been and remains a vital element in the school’s present excellence and future success. You can be a part of future growth and progress by making a gift through the Annual Giving Campaign. Your participation at any level will be appreciated. Checks made out to the Susquehanna Waldorf School Annual Giving Campaign can be sent to the address below.

Please contact a member of the Board of Trustees at (717) 426-4506 to discuss other forms of charitable giving.


PA EITC

Over 2,300 companies have contributed in excess of $260 million to scholarship programs in Pennsylvania. As a corporation or a business in Pennsylvania, your support will grant a tax break. Through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, your tax dollars are earmarked to directly support scholarships for children in need.

About the Program

In 2001, by an overwhelming bi-partisan majority, Pennsylvania made history by becoming the first state to pass an education tax credit aimed at corporations and businesses. This program provides companies with a 75% tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship fund. The tax credit increases to 90% if the company commits to making the same level of donation for two consecutive years.

Eligibility

You are eligible to participate if you are a business authorized to do business in PA subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax

A business can contribute up to a maximum of $200,000 each year.

Signing Up

The simple one-page program application is quick and very easy to fill out. Use the link below to download an application and complete as directed. Be sure to also download step by step instructions. For program inquiries or delivery of your application via, mail, fax, email or in person:

DCED Center for Business Financing Tax Credit Division, 4th Floor

Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Telephone: (717) 787-7120
Fax: (717) 772-3581
Email:  tknorr@state.pa.us

For additional information and forms, please contact: 

Michelle Wann
Susquehanna Waldorf School
717-426-4506 ext. 224


Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Support Susquehanna Waldorf School by shopping at AmazonSmile.  When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to SWS every time you shop. Connect your Amazon.com account to AmazonSmile.

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Giant’s A+ Rewards

Giant A+ Rewards

GIANT’s A+ School Rewards progra has benefited local schools for many years. They have donated over $10 million since the program began. SWS earned approximately $1,100 last year through this program.

  1. Go to: giantfoodstores.com.
  2. Click on: “Designate Your School”
  3. Sign up to register your bonus card.
  4. Choose the link for “A+ School Rewards” and follow the instructions. You will need to enter SWS’s school ID: 21238.

Boxtops for Education

Boxtops for Education

Clip your Box Tops from participating items and deliver to the receptionist to earn cash back for SWS. Any questions may be directed to Tracie Couch, Administrative Coordinator.