Why We Raise Money

Every family contributes to make Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School a healthy institution, and every family’s contribution counts.  Teaching, making snack, attending housekeeping and maintenance parties: these tasks are valuable and appreciated, and help to make Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School the special, inclusive, and rich environment that it is.  Every Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School family has talents, resources, and schedules that are unique to them.  Every family cannot and does not contribute in the exact same way.  Our goal is to build a fundraising program that harnesses our varied abilities for the good of the whole community.     

The tuition at Miraloma covers our teacher and director salaries, insurance, and taxes.  It keeps the lights on and the water running, but it does not cover the full cost of running the school.  Utilities, supplies, maintenance, curriculum/enrichment, financial aid and parent education are all made possible by fundraised dollars. 

The goal of our program is to fundraise efficiently, avoid parent burn-out, maintain relationships with local businesses that support our school, and to build a strong, inclusive community that has fun together!  

We have six key fundraising pillars at Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School.

  1. The Miraloma Fund - This the cornerstone to Miraloma's fundraising efforts, designed to close the gap between what we gather from tuition, and our annual expenses. Each family is asked to contribute an amount that is meaningful to them.

  2. Winter Social - A fun adult evening to support Miraloma! This event features an online auction containing hundreds of generously donated items from parents and local businesses.

  3. Ad-Hoc Donations - We keep a donation page up and running for anybody to donate to the school in any way they see fit. Donations may be tax deductible as Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (consult your tax advisor for details).

  4. eScrip & Amazon Smile - Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School is registered at both eScrip & Amazon Smile which allows you to support us with purchases made at participating merchants. Think of it as “cash back” for Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School every time you shop at no cost to you.