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Q.  What is the Ray of Light Annual Fund?

The Ray of Light Annual Fund is Westmont's key fundraising initiative.

The Ray of Light directly supports the funding of programs for our students, faculty, and staff that make Westmont the great school that it is.  

Q.  My family is already paying tuition.  How does my child benefit when we make a gift to the Ray of Light fund as well?

As a not-for-profit organization, Westmont does not receive state or federal funding.  Current tuition revenue covers a portion of the operating cost of our school and any gaps between the projected and actual operating cost are covered via the school’s fundraising efforts – primarily the Ray of Light Annual Fund.

Q. Why is my financial support so important?

Like all independent schools, Westmont relies on the support and generosity of its community.  With strong parent participation, demonstrating that our community has reaffirmed its support of our school and its goals, outside donors will be more inclined to support Westmont.

Q.  When will I be asked to participate in the Ray of Light Annual Fund campaign?

This year's Ray of Light Annual Fund campaign will run through the 2019-2020 school year.

Q.  How much am I/we expected to give?

There are various levels of giving. Your gift, regardless of size, can only be determined by you.  Keeping that in mind, we are asking each Westmont family, faculty, and staff member, as well as Board of Trustee members, to consider the various levels of giving and respond generously.

Q.  Will I be asked for money at other times throughout the year?

There are a few other opportunities to give and we do hope that you will consider supporting each of them.  However, the Annual Fund is the lifeblood of our school and our primary fundraiser, which is why we ask for your support of the Ray of Light.

Q.  What is an employer match?

Many companies match employee donations on a 1:1 or even 2:1 basis.  Please ask your payroll administrator or Human Resources department if your company matches gifts.  It usually takes only a few minutes to fill out the form and make a greater impact.

Q.  Can I participate through a gift to the United Way?

Yes, you can designate The Westmont Montessori School as a recipient of your United Way donation.  Simply enter Westmont's United Way number when completing your annual gift.  Westmont's United Way number is:  284202.

Q.  Who should I contact for more information?

You are always welcome to contact:

Colette B. Cross, our Head of School (


Thank you to all who donated to our 2018-2019 Ray of Light fundraising effort!

Ray of Light Fund 2019-2020

"Celebrating 55+ Years of Light" 

The success of the campaign hinges on achieving participation by our Westmont families, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, as well as our Alumni families and community.  Help us reach our goal by PARTICIPATING today!

To donate through PayPal click below or kindly send your donation to the office. 

Make a donation to the Ray of Light Fund

2018-2019 Ray Of Light Purchases