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Foundation Board

6 months ago

Mark Ross Montessori Foundation Board

Ramsey Fulton - Secretary

Sonya Hemmen - Non-Voting Board Member (Head of School)

Leslie Marcus - Board Member

Brendan Matthias - President

Carrie Vickers- Board Member

Tricia Williams- Board Member

(updated 01/31/2020)

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Annual Fund

8 months ago

The Annual Fund is our yearly appeal for donations that support an educational environment of excellent teaching and learning. The Annual Fund underwrites the many tools and activities that support a well-rounded and vibrant Montessori education. It funds program enrichment directly in the following ways:

  • Teacher Training for Montessori Credential
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • World Language Instruction
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Montessori Teaching Materials

Why is my gift important?

The state of Colorado ranks 36th in public school funding, and charter schools like RMS receive 20% less funding than other public schools. WE BELIEVE OUR CHILDREN DESERVE MORE. Every dollar you give to the Annual Fund goes directly to make up this difference. PARTICIPATION IS KEY. High participation shows the broader community that we believe in our school and strengthens the school’s position when applying for grants, loans, and other external funding. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 100% PARTICIPATION FROM OUR STAKEHOLDERS AND FAMILIES OF STUDENTS ATTENDING ROSS. Any donation, no matter the amount, is welcome and critical to our success.

How can I make my gift?


Send your gift with the donor card attached to the letter and brochure to the address below.


Donate Now


Pledge your gift now. Contact 


Consider making a monthly or quarterly donation processed automatically. Spread your donation over the course of the year.


Contact Sonya Hemmen, Head of School (acting Development Director)


Check with your employer to determine matching gift availability and program terms.

Questions about giving?


Sonya Hemmen, Head of School

109 Lewies Lane, Carbondale, CO 81623

All Annual Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.

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