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.
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!
Whether in the classroom or by supporting the efforts of Parent Network, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-256-5313.