The First Waldorf School in North America
Lower School   15 East 79th Street  212 535.2130
Upper School   15 East 78th Street  212 879.1101

Annual Fund

At Rudolf Steiner School, like most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating our students.  Every year, about 8% of our operating budget is underwritten by contributions from generous parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents and friends. This is a significant aspect of our income revenue which we depend on to meet our annual budget.


The Annual Fund provides across-the-board support for the school’s needs such as:

  • Tuition assistance for students
  • Classroom supplies, transportation, trips
  • Funds for faculty development and salaries
  • Start-up money for new programs
  • Much needed support for maintenance of our two landmark buildings 

Our school benefits from the high rate of participation from many of our constituents. We are deeply grateful for each expression of support. Please help us maintain and grow the strong legacy of philanthropy that has made the Rudolf Steiner School the vital center for Waldorf education that it is today. Your gift will help keep our school on a solid financial foundation.  Click here to learn more about how to make your donation.

Annual Fund FAQ's

Donor Circles

Every donor is important to the school and every gift is received with great gratitude. We also pay special tribute to individuals whose leadership gifts guide the school and the Annual Fund to greater heights.  Members of the Donor Circles are acknowledged in our Annual Report of Gifts.

Giving Categories
1928 Circle $25,000 +
Leaders' Circle  $10,000 - $24,999
Partners' Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Friends' Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Waldorf Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Community Circle Up to $999

The Rudolf Steiner School is a registered non-profit 501(c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact:

Shannon Williams
Director of Annual Giving
212-535-2130, ext. 206


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