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Ways To Make a Gift

As a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Family Star relies on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to keep tuition increases at a minimum while offering an affordable and excellent Montessori education. Donations allow Family Star to sustain the elements that make our program truly exceptional and extend our services to more families.  They help us maintain a high level of teacher training and compensation, updated classroom materials, and excellent parent education classes.  Contributions also help us maintain our facilities and pay the salaries of the staff who work hard every day to help educate children, strengthen families, and build community.

There are many ways that YOU can make a difference.


By Mail:

Please make your check payable to “Family Star” and send to: 
Family Star Montessori
2246 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211

By Phone:
To make a credit card donation by phone, please contact our Development Director at (303) 477-7827.

Donate Stock:
Instruct your broker to transfer stock to Family Star through our Wells Fargo brokerage account #86971888, DTC# 0141. If you need additional information please contact Family Star Montessori at (303) 477-7827.

Sponsor an event or program:
Companies and community groups are encouraged to support Family Star Montessori by sponsoring our special events or programs. Contact us at (303) 477-7827 for more information.

Matching Gifts:
Many employers will match donations to charitable organizations. Check with your personnel office to see whether your company has a matching gift program.

Workplace Giving:
Designate Family Star Montessori to receive a portion of your paycheck through the United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, Colorado Combined Campaign or the Denver Employees Combined Campaign. CFC





In-Kind Donations:
Donate an item from our Wish List.

Tax Benefits:
Donations to Family Star Montessori are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – Federal Tax ID# 84-1114455.

A gift to Family Star Montessori offers extraordinary tax benefits for Colorado taxpayers!  The State of Colorado’s Childcare Contribution Tax Credit offers a 50% income tax credit for donations to child care centers – in addition to your federal income tax deduction.  Contact your tax advisor for more information.

Impact of Your Gift

Click on an amount to see your dollars at work:


Covers the gap between tuition and actual cost for five preschoolers to attend Family Star Montessori for one year

Supports one staff member in attending advanced Montessori training for a semester. 

Supports a Montessori-focused parent education class for one semester

Provides a classroom’s books for an entire year.

Provides an entire center with flowers for children to arrange for one month.

Provides a classroom with one new Montessori material. 

This is a select group of individuals who help ensure Family Star Montessori’s long-term sustainability through multiple-year gifts.  Giving Circle members are entitled to a number of valuable benefits.  Contact us at  303-477-7827 to learn more.