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We invite you to join the 2020 Drive to Thrive; our singular fundraising campaign for the 2020-21 school year that will support the operational and strategic funding needs of Ronald Knox. As a valued member of the Ronald Knox community, your partnership is critical as we navigate this school year and plan for the future.


What Your Donation Means:


$5000 - UV Air Purifiers for the school

$2000 - Laminator to allow works to be cleaned/shared

$1000 - Apple iPad for the Directress and Assistant in one classroom

$500 - Tables and chairs for the classrooms

$250 - Funds PPE for one Directress or Assistant


All funds raised will be directed to what we need most and to prepare us for what may still come our way. The larger the donation, the greater the impact.

You can make a difference—donate today.

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FAQs


What is the 2020 Drive to Thrive?

The Drive to Thrive is our singular fundraising campaign for the 2020-21 school year and will support the operational and strategic funding needs of Ronald Knox. As a valued member of the Ronald Knox community, your partnership is critical as we navigate this school year and plan for the future.

I have no idea how much to contribute. What is the suggested donation level?

Your support of the school is vitally important. We understand that each family has different circumstances and we encourage you to consider giving at a level at which you feel comfortable. The larger the donation, the greater the impact.

Here are some examples of what your donation means to the school:

  • $5000 - UV Air Purifiers for the school
  • $2000 - Laminator to allow works to be cleaned/shared
  • $1000 - Apple iPad (10”, wifi, 128GB) for the Directress and Assistant in one classroom
  • $500 - Tables and chairs for the classrooms
  • $250 - Funds PPE for one Directress or Assistant
What is Company or Employer Matching?

Many employers offer matching gift programs and it’s the easiest way to maximize your donation. In order to minimize the time required for your family, Ronald Knox has partnered with Double the Donation who quickly confirms match eligibility and necessary paperwork. Enter your company name in the search bar to confirm your match eligibility, terms and to learn more. Please contact Morgan Ruey or Heidi Carey with any questions.

Where does my donation go?

Your gift to Ronald Knox will have an immediate impact. Due to COVID-19 and critical needs related to health and safety, all donations will go directly to our operating budget to allow the school to continue to pay our faculty and keep our doors open.

Will I receive a tax benefit for my donation?

Yes! Ronald Knox Montessori School is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation so your gift will be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Following your donation, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt from the school for your records.

Will there be other fundraising events throughout the year?

Due to health and safety concerns, our annual Knox Night gala will not be held this year. The Drive to Thrive will be our only fundraising event for the 2020-21 school year. All community events will be focused on connectivity as opposed to fundraising.

What investments has Ronald Knox made to make the 2020-21 school year possible?

We have made significant investments to allow the school to open this fall and to ensure the health and safety of all children, faculty and staff.

  • Retained all faculty and staff from the 2019-20 school year and introduced no furloughs, layoffs or compensations reductions
  • Reduced class sizes to enable health and safety protocols, introducing a lower student to teacher ratio
  • Reconfigured classrooms and purchased 16 additional tables and chairs to enable individual work spaces
  • Invested in PPE and cleaning supplies and protocols
  • Purchased and installed 9 UV Air Purifiers for the school that reduce pathogens, allergens, and particles in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts
  • Introduced a new Daily Symptom Certification process ensuring a faster and smoother drop off experience
  • All faculty completed CPR and First Aid training this fall as Ronald Knox does each calendar year





2031 Elmwood Avenue

Wilmette IL 60091

847-256-2922



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