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Our commitment to diversity depends on sustaining our sliding-scale tuition—an intentionally philanthropic model that requires generous support from current and alumni families, private foundations, and friends and supporters outside of the MCS community in order to operate. Analysis shows that an enrollment of 400 students achieves the appropriate economy of scale for our tuition model. To that end, the MCS Board of Trustees launched a strategic plan in 2011 to gradually increase our student body from 200 to 400 by 2022.

To accommodate this growth, we moved into a new building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 2016 where we can maintain our pre-K through eighth grade model and have two classes per grade, a large assembly room and gym, and other spaces necessary to carry out our academic program.

We need $15 million to complete our strategic plan by 2022. To date, we’ve raised $5 million, but we need your help to reach our goal on time. We need your help to ensure that children across all backgrounds continue to have access to an MCS education.

Raising the additional $10 million will allow us to:

  • Sustain our founding commitment to socioeconomic diversity
  • Complete construction of the top two floors of our new building
  • Improve compensation for our teachers and staff
  • Expand our dynamic education program at the MCS Farm 

 

Campaign Goal

Levels of Giving

Every gift to the Expanding Purpose comprehensive campaign counts and is deeply valued. We ask that all donors consider a gift that is right for them.

Gift Level

$1,000,000

Gifts Needed: 2

Commitments: 0

Goal: $2,000,000

Total Pledged: $0

 

Gift Level

$500,000

Gifts Needed: 4

Commitments: 1

Goal: $2,000,000

Total Pledged: $500,000

Gift Level

$250,000

Gifts Needed: 10

Commitments: 2

Goal: $2,500,000

Total Pledged: $600,000

Gift Level

$100,000

Gifts Needed: 20

Commitments: 9

Goal: $2,000,000

Total Pledged: $1,227,276

Gift Level

$50,000

Gifts Needed: 30

Commitments: 5

Goal: $1,500,000

Total Pledged: $250,000

Gift Level

$25,000

Gifts Needed: 40

Commitments: 16

Goal: $1,000,000

Total Pledged: $415,000

Gift Level

$10,000

Gifts Needed: 50

Commitments: 13

Goal: $500,000

Total Pledged: $152,500

Gift Level

$5,000

Gifts Needed: 150

Commitments: 3

Goal: $750,000

Total Pledged: $17,500

Gift Level

$2,500

Gifts Needed: 200

Commitments: 4

Goal: $500,000

Total Pledged: $10,500

Gift Level

$1,000

Gifts Needed: 250

Commitments: 5

Goal: $250,000

Total Pledged: $6,000

Gift Level

$500

Gifts Needed: 300

Commitments: 0

Goal: $150,000

Total Pledged: $0

Gift Level

<$500

Gifts Needed: Many

Commitments: 0

Goal: $100,000

Total Pledged: $0

 

MCS Fund Pledges & Contributions ($400,000/year x 5 years) + Campaign Pledges & Contributions = Total
$2,000,000 $13,250,000 $15,250,000

 


 

Interested in making a gift to the Expanding Purpose campaign?

 

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