How can you help?
We get this question a lot. While money donations to CFEP are always appreciated, there are many ways you can make a difference.
Why give to CFEP?
CFEP is essential for fully funding Eagle Peak’s Montessori programs. State monies are not enough to cover Eagle Peak’s operating expenses. Charter schools receive significantly less state and federal funding than traditional public schools. Fundraising helps maintain enrichment classes (art, PE, music, Environmental Education). Fundraising keeps low teacher:student ratio. Your money goes directly to the school. All funds raised by CFEP belong 100% to Eagle Peak Montessori School and stand apart from state monies allocated for our charter. Saves up to 5% of funds raised/donated by avoiding district accounting services
Who makes up CFEP?
CFEP Board members are made up of EPMS parent volunteers.
How do I join CFEP?
If you’re interested in volunteering with CFEP please fill out the contact form here.
When are the CFEP meetings?
Our meetings are currently held via Zoom on the second Monday of the month. Please use our contact form to request the access code. CFEP board meetings are open to all EPMS families.
Who can donate?
Parents, community members, corporate/employer matching programs. Consider asking extended family to contribute or name CFEP as their Amazon Smile benficiary. Remember that many extended family members are happy to contribute when asked. CFEP is a non-profit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID 87-0743084. All donations are tax deductible.
Do I have to donate?
All CFEP family donations are confidential, as well as, a decision not to donate.
What does CFEP do?
Manages Annual Giving Campaign to raise much-needed funds for the school. Manage bank accounts to process monies received and expenses due. Applies for grants to secure funding from outside sources. Oversees exciting events to raise funds including:
- Dine and Donate Community Dinners
- Annual Auction
- Golden Ticket Raffle
Do I have to make my donation online?
No, if you prefer donations by check for the Annual Giving Campaign should be made out to CFEP and dropped off at the main office or mailed to:
Community Foundation for Eagle Peak (CFEP)
800 Hutchinson Rd. Walnut Creek, CA 94598
The students of Eagle Peak Montessori School in Walnut Creek, California. By giving to CFEP you are ensuring that the Eagle Peak Montessori School students have the best experience. It helps us provide enriching activities, ensure a small class size, and so much more.
Fundraising activities, including our Annual Giving, help to close our budget deficit each year
Money received at the start of school year helps manage cash flow and allows the school to make crucial budget decisions
Fundraising allows us to actively plan for our growth and sustainability
CFEP is a non-profit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID 87-0743084. All donations are tax deductible.