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ANNUAL AUCTION PLATINUM 2500 Anonymous 3 Waco Freight LineBrittney Clay Corley GOLD 1000 Shanna Sherwin Attai Bosque Valley Family Dental Dental Station Family Dentistry Mr. Everett Tracy Mr. Richard Tracy Allison Kyle Hulme Independent Bank Living Springs Memorycare Village Jennifer John Manning Alice Greg Ogden Visiting Angels Senior Homecare Volvo Mack Trucks of Waco Heart of the Brazos Oral Facial Surgery Dr. Scott Ashley Warren SILVER 500 Katie James Croft WRS GroupCathi Coleburn Davis Mandi Cliff Emmons FirstCity Financial Corporation Johnson Hobbs Squires LLP Christy Rob Martinez Job Link Personnel Rosenfeld Legacy LLC Mendy Keith Hanson Vanguard College Preparatory School Waco Kids Dental BRONZE 250 Katy Aaron Abel Capital Farm Credit Community Bank Trust Erin Bob Davis Dorie John Fugate Krystal Jeremy Goodman Erin Jackson Griggs Adrienne Daniel Hare Melinda Brent Hedrick Kathryn Mitchell Horner Shirley Michael Jansing Elizabeth Kiraly John Hamilton Shannon Dan MacLemore Stacey Chris Meyer Sheila Mundy Drs. Michelle Boris Murillo Chelsa JD Ressetar Lanissa Blake Willis Kelly Adam Ylitalo ANNUAL FUND 1000 Shanna Sherwin Attai Susan Todd Behringer Genevieve Aaron Blackwelder Dental Station Family Dentistry P.A. Jennifer Michael Hillman 500-999 Catherine Brent Bauer Jennifer Mark Hobbs Christy Stephen Holze Kathryn Mitchell Horner Sarah Korbett Roberts KSR Capital LLC Lauren Beau Trahan 250-499 Ann Russo Bonner Jamie Jason Goble Shellie Robert Mach Julie Sid Wells Shannon Dan MacLemore Jennifer John Manning Stacey Chris Meyer Nikki David Oates Casie Clint Weaver 1 - 249 Katy Aaron Abel Rachel Anderson Linda Arnold Donna Baker Debbie Robbie Barber Gigi B.L. Barnes Rosy Bautista Caroline Bennett Kay Mike Brown Kandace Christopher Bullajian Ann David Burfischer Marie Elliott Brody Burks J M Cloudt Properties LLC Kristi Brian Curry Cathi Coleburn Davis Donna Rex Davis Mandi Cliff Emmons Jennifer Clayton Felton Dorie John Fugate Amy Gibson Felicia Goodman Erin Jackson Griggs Adrienne Daniel Hare Callie Carruth-Harper Michael Harper Tammy Casey Hector Angela Grover Helton Melinda Pat Horner Carolyn Hulme Shirley Michael Jansing Christen Jonathan Kimmitt Greta Matt Knoll Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lacy III Sherry Lopez Dave Luedtke Michelle Jeff Manning Christy Rob Martinez Patricia Eric Meyer Sheila Mundy Greg Denman Julie Munson Michelle Boris Murillo Kristen Justin Pond Isabel Justin Reed Lori Hancock Reese Daniel Reese Chelsa JD Ressetar Susan Kenneth Ryals Meg Rell Salome Amanda Richard Sevcik Anna Sigler Amanda Rishi Sriram Tracey Sulak ReNay Swarts Claude Dan Valahu Lanissa Blake Willis Gift made in honor or in memory of someone GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORS Volvo Mack Trucks of Waco Blaneks Custom Catering Croft Automation LLC Texas First State Bank Dalton Latham HOLE IN ONE PRIZE SPONSORS Allen Samuels Community Bank Trust Merrill Lynch-Jim Holley Pattillo Brown Hill LLP FREE THE CHILDS POTENTIAL AND YOU WILL TRANSFORM THEM INTO THE WORLD. -DR. MARIA MONTESSORI Waco Montessori School ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2015 Waco Montessori School DONOR HONOR ROLL Waco Montessori School would like to thank the following donors for their generosity during the 2014-2015 fiscal year THE MISSION OF WACO MONTESSORI SCHOOL IS TO EDUCATE CHILDREN IN A NURTURING STIMULATING MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT THAT APPRECIATES AND CELEBRATES EACH CHILD ENCOURAGES RESPECT FOR ONESELF AND OTHERS AND DEVELOPS LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015 Mandi Emmons President Wendy Winarick Vice-President Blake Willis Treasurer Erin Griggs Secretary Mitchell Horner Past President Katy Abel Rich Chatmas Cathi Davis Adrienne Hare Michael Hillman Dan MacLemore Rob Martinez Sheila Mundy J.D. Ressetar Sarah Roberts Tracey Sulak Sarah Miles PTO President Shirley Jansing Head of School Donna Baker Business Manager MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT The Board of Trustees of Waco Montessori School is the custodian for the financial stability of the school and ensures operations with predictable revenue and well-managed expenses all to a Board approved budget. As President of the Board I am pleased to report that revenue for the year ending July 2015 totaled 1.78 million up from 1.74 million in FYE 2014. Operating expenses for the year ending July 2015 decreased slightly to 1.76 million from 1.78 million in FYE 2014. The focus for Fiscal Year 2015-16 is to continue building our reserve fund up to the equivalent of 6 months of expenses currently the reserves average about 3 months of expenses increase our Annual Fund participation and income increase the amount of tuition assistance available for our families and develop a long- range plan for facility use and growth. As a non-profit school our future success depends on maintaining a strong financial foundation and philanthropy plays a vital role. We are thankful to our donors for their commitment to the school and likewise commit to you to continue our pledge to be good stewards. Sincerely Mandi Emmons President Waco Montessori Board of Trustees FISCAL YEAR END JULY 31 2015 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES REVENUE Tuition and Fees 1544728 Fundraising 134860 Other Income 102004 TOTAL REVENUE 1781592 EXPENSES Educational Program Services 1444495 Management Supportive Services 311671 TOTAL EXPENSES 1756166 NET INCOME 25426 Dear WMS Families and Friends Every time I have the occasion to address our community it seems my first thoughts are of gratitude. This occasion is no different. Dedicated staff supportive parents and a school full of happy children made for another delightful year. This past year we exceeded all of our fundraising goals. By reaching our goals we were able to do the following 1 install the new telescoping bleachers in the gym 2 fund tuition for one of our teachers to work on earning her Montessori credential we have 3 who have earned their credential in the past three years and 3 who are in the process of completing their credential 3 provide tuition assistance for 8 families and 4 complete several improvements such as waterproofing the windows adding 3M shatter proof film to the entry doors and installing cameras throughout the buildings. These accomplishments are the direct result of the generosity of the WMS community. As we move into the new school year we will begin the strategic planning process that will be our guide for the next three years. We will continue to live out our mission to provide a stimulating nurturing Montessori environment that celebrates each child. Thank you for being a part of our remarkable school. Sincerely Shirley Jansing Head of School Waco Montessori School A Letter of Thanks from a Teacher In January 2015 Cara Engelbrecht was able to complete her Montessori certification due to the generosity of donors to Waco Montessori School. Cara writes I am very appreciative of all who have made it possible for me to obtain my certification I absolutely love teaching at Waco Montessori School because I can live out my philosophy of education that children learn best by doing. As Maria Montessori said The hands are the pathways to the brain. From my experience as a traditional educator and then comparing it with the Montessori approach I have seen children take more ownership of their learning and from that comes the true joy of learning. 2015 WMS GOLF TOURNAMENT Our 5th Annual Golf Tournament was held on April 20 2015 at Ridgewood Country Club. Proceeds benefited the students of Waco Montessori School by improving the athletic and playground facilities. The most significant improvement was the installation of telescopic bleachers in our gym. WMS is grateful to our lead sponsor Volvo and Mack Trucks of Waco. The company states Volvo and Mack Trucks of Waco was proud to support Waco Montessori School as a sponsor for the 5th Annual Golf Tournament. The event was hugely successful and a wonderful way to spend a day with so many people committed to this school. Coach Leudtkes dedication to WMS and the learning environment this school provides are unparalleled. 2014 ANNUAL AUCTION Our 22nd Annual Auction was held on November 14 2014 at the Lee Lockwood Library Museum. The theme was Around the World and guests enjoyed exotic cocktails and cuisine. Proceeds from the auction directly supported Waco Montessori School teachers students and classrooms. The auction continues to be one of the best attended and most fun evenings of the school year and we are grateful to those who support us through the auction each year We are especially grateful to the co-chairs of the event Cathi Davis and Wendy Winarick.