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As a small, private independent school, the whole school community – parents, students, faculty, staff, grandparents, alumni and friends – are essential parts of the efforts to support the excellence of TMA’s programs. We could not accomplish what we do every day for our children here at TMA without this exceptional support.

Here at TMA, we ask for our community’s support in these meaningful ways


In addition to being an active participant in school activities, we hope that you choose to contribute financially to TMA.  As with most private independent schools, tuition only covers about 80% of the actual education costs for each student. To keep tuition affordable it is necessary to bridge the gap between tuition and educational costs. We need your support to build that bridge!

Your participation is crucial to our mission, our legacy, and, most importantly, to our children.

Annual Giving

At TMA, our Annual Giving fund is our lifeline. Not only does it help meet our operating expenses that are not fully covered by tuition, including staff salaries, facility upgrades and maintenance, but it also allows us to provide programming we may not be able to otherwise. This is the easiest way to support the greatest need at TMA.


Supporting TMA through the Sagamore Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana (SGO) gives you a 50% state tax credit on your donation amount. To make it sweeter, if you itemize your federal taxes your donation is eligible for a federal deduction, too! The state has set aside $14 million in credits for this school 18-19 school year. When it's gone, it's gone! Be sure to discuss this with your accountant to confirm it is the best tax decision for you. Click here for resources, FAQs, and a credit estimator. 

All donations to this fund goes directly towards financial asistance for lower and middle income families who attend TMA. 


TMA's Classroom at the Center for the Homeless

Our early childhood classroom at the South Bend Center for the Homeless is the first of its kind in the country and celebrates over 20 years of teaching children ages 3-6. This classroom offers homeless children a safe and consistent environment during their critical years of development. Help keep this classroom running!


Our annual Windfall Gala "The Roaring 20s" was on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and was a roaring success! Stay tuned for details on next year's Windfall and how you can help make it one for the ages!


We hope you will support TMA and use SCRIP's new online program! Simply go to www.ShopWithScrip.com and and click on "Join a Program." The enrollment code is 62CDDE968L8; click "Register" an you are on your way! Thank you for your support!


Whether in the classroom or by supporting the efforts of the PTO, TMA offers many opportunities for you to play an active role in your children's education. Volunteerism is a vital element of our school. Your time and talents are unique and essential to the school’s progress. We invite all families to lend a hand to support our children, teachers, and the education at TMA.

CLICK HERE for all voluntneer opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about how to support TMA, please contact Hannah Couch at hcouch@tma-el.org or 574-256-5313.