Why Give?

A Watershed education is hands-on and staff-intensive. Our budget is shaped by the need to maintain a low staffing ratio and the resources to take students across town and across the world.

Many parents new to private schools are surprised to learn that tuition does not cover the full cost of a private school education. Only 79% of our budget is covered by tuition and fees. The difference comes from long-term philanthropy, grants, and annual giving, through the Watershed Fund and other fundraising events.

The watershed FUND

investing in adventure and wonder

The Watershed Fund is a yearly fundraising campaign that provides unrestricted funds to the school and it runs from July 1st through June 30th. As an independent school, Watershed operates without financial support from local, state and federal governments.

Our goal is that 100% of Watershed families pledge to the Watershed Fund at a level that works for them. When we work together as a community, one person’s $25 gift, another’s $100 gift, and still another’s $1,000 gift combine to have an overwhelming influence on the education of our students. The bottom line is this: your gift of any amount supports the people and programs that make Watershed so special.

leadership levels

Trailblazer: $10,000+
Innovator: $5,000+
Creator: $2,500+
Maker: $1,000+
Explorer: $500+
Adventurer: Up to $500

Your donation allows us to run an innovative, high-quality program that makes students love coming to school every day.

We've made giving to the Watershed Fund easy! 

Giving online is a fast, safe, and secure way to donate to Watershed.
Two places you can give online:
Click here to make your gift via Paypal.
Click here to make your gift via Coloradogives.org.

Checks can be made payable to:
Watershed School
ATTN: The Watershed Fund
1661 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

Don't forget, many employers match their employee’s gifts to non-profits. You may be able to double or triple the amount Watershed receives by submitting matching gift forms, and you will receive credit for the total gift!

Thank you for supporting the people and programs that make Watershed so special!

contact our development office

Interested in supporting Watershed with a financial gift? Please contact Marc Levinson, our CFO/Business Manager at marc.levinson@watershedschool.org.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.


About ColoradoGives.org

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