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Nurture & Sustain: Headwaters School Annual Fund

Families, friends, businesses and foundations are invited to Nurture & Sustain the people, places, promise, and purpose of Headwaters School through donations and event participation. The Nurture & Sustain Fund includes the school’s Annual Fund and a series of spring events.

The Nurture & Sustain Fund begins in September and runs through June 30th 2018. Nurture & Sustain will raise $400,000 in support of the school’s operating budget, helping to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and budgeted expenses.

Your support NURTURES priorities across our campuses:

  • Need-based financial aid and faculty tuition discounts
  • Professional development for our educators
  • New programs and positions to bolster students’ educational experience

Donations SUSTAIN key elements of our great school including;

  • Facilities, van, and bus improvements and maintenance
  • Faculty compensation and benefits
  • Reasonable tuition rates

Contributions are critical to covering this gap in the school’s budget. In order to meet our $400,000 annual fundraising goal each family would need to give $750 per student. Recognizing the wide range of circumstances in our school community, we encourage everyone to be as generous as they can be and find ways to contribute that are meaningful to them.

Our Progress (as of 11/27/17)


How can you NURTURE & SUSTAIN  Headwaters School?

  1. Make a one-time or recurring gift to the Annual Fund. Click here to learn more about the ways to give.
  2. Become a Friend of the Fund and help spread gratitude and fundraising information
  3. Identify other individuals, businesses, and foundations that could be connected to the school
  4. Underwrite, Host, and/or attend one of the fundraising events in the spring
  5. Volunteer on- and off-campus on behalf of Headwaters
  6. Set up your own Nurture & Sustain online fundraising page
  7. Participate in the auction in the spring

Click here for Nurture & Sustain / Annual Fund FAQs.

What is the timeline for the NURTURE & SUSTAIN Fund?

  • September 19: Nurture & Sustain Launch
  • October 1: Friends of the Fund button-making at the Community Picnic
  • November 11: Nurture & Sustain: Gratitude Gathering for donors who have given over $1000, and leadership volunteers
  • November 28: Nurture & Sustain: Giving Tuesday Gathering at Phil’s/Amy’s Percentage Proceeds Community Night
  • March 1: Nurture & Sustain: Amplify Austin Day Concert
  • April: Nurture & Sustain: Dance Party and Auction (Date TBA)

More details on these events will be forthcoming…