Flight of Fancy

At Mountaineer Montessori, children are free to fly. Rise to the occasion...join us in celebrating education that elevates Appalachia on May 19, 2018!

A fundraising campaign for Mountaineer Montessori School




At Mountaineer Montessori School, children are free to fly!

Our child-centered approach to education fosters learning without limits, offering students the time, space and encouragement to go as far and as high as they can.

Since our school’s founding in 1976, we’ve given wings to an estimated 1,000 children, freeing them to discover their passions, fulfill their unique potential and create stronger communities and a promising future.

“Free to Fly,” our annual spring fundraiser, will be held Saturday, May 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Charleston Woman’s Club.  This very special evening will benefit our financial aid, teacher appreciation and specialty programming funds.


Rise to the Occasion!



FLIGHT OF FANCY is a major Mountaineer Montessori fundraiser. We invite our friends to rise to the occasion as we:

  • Celebrate education that elevates

  • Applaud MMS programs and faculty

  • Enjoy a one-night-only performance by West Virginian’s best musicians with Ron Sowell and Friends

  • Bid on amazing bird houses created by MMS students and celebrity artists

  • Enjoy live music, dancing, wine/beer, hors d’oeuvres…and more!

  • Mingle with old friends and new

  • Lift up the next generation of business and community leaders, innovators and creators, dreamers and doers

 


Your sponsorship lifts us up!



MMS is pleased to offer a wide range of exclusive education investment opportunities to our FLIGHT OF FANCY partners. We invite you to make a splash with a unique themed sponsorship…. bluebird to sparrow! Your partnership in this high-profile, unique event will showcase your commitment to West Virginia’s children to thousands throughout our region through a sustained marketing campaign and provide critical support to MMS.

Contributions to MMS, a 501(c)(3) organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Bluebird Sponsor:

Above the title recognition as the event presenter.
• Two premier tables at FLIGHT OF FANCY  (16 VIP tickets); complimentary beer and wine.
• Continuing recognition from the podium by event announcers
• Logo recognition on all invitations (deadlines apply)
• Above the title logo inclusion in all event communication and marketing materials (deadlines apply)
• Sponsor logo and link to company site on MMS website for one year
• Sponsor profile/photo salute on MMS Facebook (1,430 followers), Instagram (4,800 followers) and Twitter (1,200 followers) feeds.
• Feature in MMS newsletter
• Prominent mention in news releases and a sustained social media  campaign
• Opportunity to provide branded favor for guest gift bags
• Other mutually beneficial amenities to be discussed

Total education investment:   $5,000


Cardinal Sponsor:

• One premier themed table at FLIGHT OF FANCY (8 VIP tickets); complimentary beer and wine
• Logo recognition on all invitations (deadlines apply)
• Recognition from the podium by event announcers
• Photo opportunity at MMS
• Logo inclusion in all event communication and marketing materials (deadlines apply)
• Sponsor logo and link to company site on MMS website for one year
• Sponsor profile/photo salute on MMS Facebook (1,4305 followers), Instagram (4,800 followers) and Twitter (1,200 followers) feeds.
• Recognition in MMS newsletter
• Prominent mention in news releases and a sustained social media  campaign
• Opportunity to provide branded favor for guest gift bags
• Other mutually beneficial amenities to be discussed

Total education investment:   $2,500



Robin Sponsor:

• One premier themed table at FLIGHT OF FANCY  (8 VIP tickets); wine and beer
• Logo recognition on all invitations (deadlines apply)
• Recognition from the podium by event announcers
• Logo inclusion in all event communication and marketing materials
• Sponsor logo and link to company site on MMS website for one year
• Sponsor profile/photo salute on MMS Facebook (1,430 followers), Instagram (4,800 followers) and Twitter (1,200 followers) feeds.
• Recognition in MMS newsletter
• Recognition in news releases and a sustained social media  campaign
• Opportunity to provide branded favor for guest gift bags
• Other mutually beneficial amenities to be discussed

Total education investment:   $1,000


Finch Sponsor:

our VIP tickets to FLIGHT OF FANCY; complimentary beer and wine
• Recognition on invitations (deadlines apply)
• Recognition from the podium by event announcers
• Listing in all event communication and marketing materials (deadlines apply)
• Listing on MMS website for one year
• Inclusion in sponsor salute on MMS Facebook (1,430 followers), Instagram (4,800 followers) and Twitter (1,200 followers) feeds.
• Recognition in MMS newsletter
• Recognition in news releases and a sustained social media campaign

Total education investment:   $ 500


Hummingbird Sponsor:

• Two VIP tickets to FLIGHT OF FANCY; complimentary beer and wine
• Recognition on invitations (deadlines apply)
• Recognition from the podium by event announcers
• Listing in all event communication and marketing materials (deadlines apply)
• Listing on MMS website for one year
• Inclusion in sponsor salute on MMS Facebook (1,430 followers), Instagram (4,800 followers) and Twitter (1,200 followers) feeds.
• Recognition in MMS newsletter
• Recognition in news releases and a sustained social media campaign

Total education investment:   $ 250


Individual tickets:

Individual reservations start at $85 per person (prices increase May 1) and include:
• Admission to the most uplifting party of the year
• Beer/wine and hors d'oeuvres
• Live music and creative entertainment
• Tax-deductible contribution
• Affirmation of your support of of students, teachers and school






MMS is elevating our students, community and world!



Mountaineer Montessori serves 130 students ages 3-14 in Charleston, West Virginia — the heart of Appalachia.  Our mission is to elevate our students and region with forward-thinking, 21st century-aligned education that nurtures tomorrow’s problem solvers, creators, entrepreneurs and community builders…a new generation that will lead the way to a brighter tomorrow and a better world.

MMS is a community-based non-profit organization created in 1976 to unlock the potential of West Virginia’s children through the scientifically-based, time-tested, child centered approach to education pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori. We receive no government funding. Our operations are funded solely by tuition, foundation and business partnerships, and personal donations.

Community support helps keep our program accessible to the growing number of families seeking access to high-quality alternatives to one-size-fits-all schools. Enrollment has grown 83 percent over the past five years and we are currently unable to enroll all applicants due to space and financial constraints.

"Flight of Fancy" is a part of our “Free to Fly” campaign, which provides critical funding for financial aid, teacher training and classroom materials and programs, and help us continue to grow a world-class education option in our region.











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