Saturday was an amazing day for Water’s Edge Village School, as donations and a matching gift totaling $35,000 were collected in just a two hour time frame as part of their capital campaign.
The kindergarten through 8th grade charter school is planning to build an additional schoolhouse adjacent to its current location in historic Corolla village.
The tuition-free school, founded in 2012 and guided by a mission to incorporate whole child development with an emphasis on project-based, hand-on learning, has grown from 15 to 43 students.
The new building will accommodate current need and future growth by providing an additional 3 classrooms, a community room, a resource room, and a teacher’s office.
WEVS publicly launched its capital campaign in April during a celebration at the historic 1890s schoolhouse. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.35M.
More from Meghan Agresto, Board of Directors President of the Corolla Education Foundation:
Way to go Corolla locals and visitors who came by the Open House at our Schoolhouse this past Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and helped us (in only two hours) earn $17,000!
Even better – Saturday was a MATCHING GIFT day. Thanks to our generous donors we DOUBLED our earnings, making our total amount $35,000.
“WAIT, I MISSED IT!”:
Don’t worry if you missed this weekend’s opportunity to double your impact. We’re seeking a DOUBLY GENEROUS DONOR in order to have another matching gift day at summer’s end.
If you’re interested in being a matching donor and hosting an Open House, contact Board President Meghan Agresto.
Other ways you can help:
Donate Stock: Using your brokerage’s donation forms – DTC number – 0725; Firm : Raymond James; RJ Account number- 233YW933, Recipient: Corolla Education Foundation. When you donate appreciated stocks, you avoid paying the capital gains tax, meaning there are potential tax savings coming your way! In addition, you are eligible to take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount if you itemize deductions.
Shop with Smile at Amazon: Every time you shop with Amazon, use the smile.amazon.com link and choose “Waters Edge Village School” as your preferred charity (yes it says Rutherfordton, N.C. – it’s us!). Every order generates cash for our Campaign.
Share this with friends and neighbors to raise our last $400,000, and thank you for helping us #makeBiggerWEVS!