There are many ways for current families, alumni, and family and friends of students to support the Co-op School throughout the year. See below for all the ways you can help.
Donate to Our Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal raises much-needed funds to support our school’s mission and core values. Every student at The Co-op School benefits from the generosity of our annual giving donors. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Co-op School education and these unrestricted funds go where they are most needed. More specifically, they are applied to the school’s operating budget to help pay for faculty salaries and professional development, continue our middle school expansion, provide financial aid to our families in need, and support programs, activities and experiences that make The Co-op School a unique learning environment.
Your gift will further the goal of providing joyful, self-directed learning for students from preschool through middle school in the vibrant neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant.
Many employers have matching gift programs that will maximize the benefits of your generosity to The Co-op School. Some companies match, double, or triple charitable donations made by their employees. Please contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company participates in this important program.
Attend Our Annual Scholarship Gala
Each spring, 400 parents and supporters come together for an unparalleled evening of fun and fundraising for our scholarship fund. Our gala is as dynamic as our community and provides attendees and partners the ability to celebrate while supporting a worthwhile cause. Guests participate in raffles and auctions, bidding on dining, travel, classes, personal pampering, and more. A monumental 100% of Gala proceeds go directly to scholarships for more than 20% of our families. The Co-op School’s mission is to nurture self-directed learning, make it joyful, and encourage self-reflection and engagement in creating an equitable world. The gala’s proceeds further this mission by making our school accessible to more families.
Buy School-Branded Merchandise
It’s a great way to show school spirit and raise funds for the school. You can purchase everything from water bottles to tote bags to sweatshirts—all high-quality materials, printed locally, and available in youth and adult sizes.
Give Intellectual Property
Gifts of intellectual property such as copyrights, patents, royalties, licenses, and technical data are welcome. The tax and legal provisions that govern these gifts vary according to the type of property.
The Co-op School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Consult your advisers before making any such gifts to The Co-op School. The school should also be contacted before the final arrangements for such gifts are made.