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Donate to the Annual Fund

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What is the Meridian Annual Fund?
 
The Meridian Annual Fund is the school’s campaign that takes the place of school wide student fundraisers. It's your chance to expand our school’s libraries, technology, sustainability efforts, and teacher training to enhance the learning experience at Meridian! 
 
You can help us reach our goal of $325,000
 
If you can donate $250 per student in your family, you'll help us reach our goal in no time! Donations of any size add up and make a big impact. Some companies offer corporate matches so your donation doubles in impact.
 
 

 

 
How does your donation make an impact?
One student writing
 
"The annual fund gave every single child at Meridian the technology and support they need to learn and thrive!"
    - Kelly Chapman, PYP Media Specialist
 
"The IB training the Annual Fund provided made me more excited to be with my students!"
    - Stefanie Zook, MYP Counselor - Grades 6, 7
 
"The iPads and Chromebooks bought through the Annual Fund give students agency and ownership of their learning."
    - Kelli Doersam, 5th Grade Teacher
 
"The teacher training not only helped me become a better teacher, but now I get to help other teachers grow as well!"
    - Amy Crowl, DP Theatre Teacher
 
 
 
What is the difference between giving to the Annual Fund and other Meridian fundraising events/efforts? Doesn’t it all go to Meridian?
 
The Annual Fund is the foundation for giving at Meridian. It is what supports all of the people and the infrastructure that educates our students and helps to keep the school running. It covers the majority of the budget gap between state funding and what we actually need to provide the IB continuum education we offer. When we are fully funded, we maintain our mandated reserves and cover our expenses every year. The healthier our budget and reserves, the more we can implement new ideas, provide more professional development, and retain/attract high-quality educators and staff. 

When we reach our Annual Fund Goal, our VIP events and other fundraisers become fun opportunities to build community while also raising extra funds for our schools. The VIP fundraisers help our schools pay for teacher grants which fund special projects, specific classroom needs and other items not in the Meridian operating budget.
 
 
Ways to donate to the Annual Fund
 
Online Donate online anytime
Phone Make a donation by credit card by calling: (512) 814-2594
Mail Mail Check to:
Attn: Development
Meridian World School
2555 N IH35, Round Rock, TX 78664
Please ensure 'Meridian Annual Fund' is in the check memo.
In Person
Drop off a check in an envelope to any Campus Lobby.
Please ensure envelope says 'Attn: Development' and 'Meridian Annual Fund' is in the check memo.
Gifts of Stock Interested in donating stock? Email [email protected]
 
 
 
Did you know more than 15,000 companies match employee donations? This means that whatever you donate, your company donates as well so your gift doubles or even triples in impact.
 
Already donated? No problem! Most companies will allow you to turn in the email receipt acknowledging your donation and send in their matching gift.
 
Learn how that works on our Corporate Matching page.
 
Your Annual Fund donation automatically goes to the greatest need. However, if you have a special interest, you can designate your donation to any of the following buckets: Science & Technology, Literacy & Extended Learning, Environmental Sustainability & Student Wellness!
 
Kindergartners with iPadsThe Science & Technology bucket provides our school with the most up-to-date and innovative resources, including:
 
  • Student access to Chromebooks, laptops and iPads
  • Interactive advanced classroom technology
  • State of the art lab equipment
 
The Literacy & Extended Learning bucket allows Meridian supports training and resources, including:
 
  • Quality training for teachers 
  • Campus library enhancements
 
The Environmental Sustainability & Student Wellness bucket supports education programs that extend beyond the curriculum, including: 
 
  • Water catchment systems
  • Preservation of green spaces
  • Culinary kitchen & gardens
 
Annual Fund Expenditures
 
In 21-22, we were able to purchase student computers, repair our roads and walkways, and improve school security. Click here to see how your donation made an impact!
 
In 20-21, we were able to shade our playground, improve our library, and purchase iPads and Chromebooks for our students. Click here to see how your donation made an impact!
 
In 19-29, we were able to respond to the Covid pandemic with distance learning tools, as well as purchase laptops and cameras, and start building our rain garden. Click here to see how your donation made an impact!
 
In 18-19, we were able to provide our classrooms with new furniture and promethean boards, put in a right turn lane into the school, and invest in new technology for students and teachers. Click here to see how your donation made an impact!
 
 
Bluebonnet blooming in front of school
 
 
 
CONTACT US
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, contact us anytime!
 
PHONE: (512) 814-2594