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“AMS delivers the Montessori message to the world and vast daily services to its members. I support the Living Legacy Fund, the Annual Fund, and special appeals because Montessori education is essential for all children.”

Pamela Zell Rigg
San Francisco, CA

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Make a Donation

As a dynamic organization, AMS stands poised to make and take advantage of inroads through which to champion Montessori. But even as we expand our programs and take on new ventures, we’re mindful that membership dues cover just a fraction of our costs.

AMS relies on you—our members and friends—to support the programs and services that are defining quality education in the 21st century. Your tax-deductible contribution is an investment in our children and youth, the stewards of tomorrow.

Learn more about our fundraising campaigns below. For additional information, please contact Kristine Cooper, AMS director of development.

Annual Fund

Annual FundThe Annual Fund helps support the programs, services, and initiatives that define AMS as a worldwide leader in Montessori education.

Your gift makes possible professional development events, award-winning publications, research support, and a multitude of other AMS resources.

Give Today by clicking the button below or by downloading our printable donation form for fax or mail.

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Living Legacy Teacher Education Scholarship Fund

The American Montessori Society Living Legacy is an annual tribute to an individual whose dedication and leadership has made a lasting impact on the AMS community. Your donation in honor of the Living Legacy supports a cherished AMS practice: the awarding of scholarships to aspiring Montessori educators at AMS-affiliated teacher education programs.

To donate online, please click the button below.

You can also download a printable donation form for faxing or mailing to AMS.

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Peace Fund

Contributions to the Peace Fund support a variety of initiatives by the AMS Peace Committee. These include the annual Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grants, which help fund projects that promote peace education; and programs such as Coins for Compassion, which rallied the Montessori community to provide humanitarian aid to schools and families affected by natural disasters.

To donate online, please click the button below.

You can also download a printable donation form for faxing or mailing to AMS.

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Text to Give

Give from anywhere by texting your gift. Simply text AMS to 20222 to donate $10 to the American Montessori Society. Your gift will go into the annual fund and be put to use where its needed most—public policy, professional development events, school resources, and many more initiatives!

A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the "American Montessori Society" by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.

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