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Growing Together – MSEE Fundraiser

We can all agree that 2020 was a year like none other! And despite many obstacles, MSEE successfully reopened in the middle of a global pandemic with the support of our MSEE families. What a blessing it has been to be able to not only open our school but to continue to thrive during a time when other schools have not had the same success.

Traditionally, the Methodist School for Early Education hosts an annual Fall Festival & Silent Auction in October as our school’s primary fundraiser for the academic year. The funds raised from this highly anticipated and successful event have been used to sustain our school’s operating budget as well as to enhance our early education curriculum and resources, offer school-wide programs and enrichment activities, provide additional support to our teaching staff and their classrooms, and so very much more. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19 and FUMCWP being a closed campus, MSEE was unable to host the Fall Fundraiser & Silent Auction event on our scheduled date of Saturday, October 24th, 2020.

Beginning on Monday, March 1st, MSEE will launch Growing Together, a fundraising campaign that will run through Thursday, March 11th, MSEE’s last day before Spring Break begins. The safest and easiest way for you to support MSEE for the 2020-2021 school year is to make an online donation through the Growing Together school fundraiser. The goal of Growing Together is to raise money for MSEE to continue offering support to our students, teachers, and school through a contactless giving campaign.

How do I donate?

  1. The easiest way to donate is online (link below).
  2.  Write a check & send it to school via the school bag.
  3. Contact Carol in the front office to charge a specific giving amount to your tuition express account.
  4. Don’t forget! Grandparents & extended family members are welcome to make contributions to Growing Together too! Just share this information with them.      

Where will my donations go? Your donation will support the Methodist School for Early Education, a Vibrant Family Pillar ministry of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park.

What is our goal? Our goal is to raise $50,000, an average of the amount MSEE could have raised had we been able to host the annual Fall Fundraiser & Silent Auction in October 2020.

Is my donation tax-deductible? As a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, the Methodist School for Early Education is part of FUMCWP, which is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization: EIN59-0674257. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.

Can businesses donate? Yes, MSEE will gladly accept company donations. If your company has a corporate matching program, please let us know if you apply for your donation to be matched. If you need additional information, please email [email protected].


Growing Together Giving Levels

MSEE’s Goal is to raise $50,000!

Sowing Seeds

  • Any MSEE family, grandparent or business who donates to Growing Together will be acknowledged in MSEE’s electronic school newsletter with other donors.

Towering Trunks: $100 Donation

  • Acknowledgment in MSEE’s electronic school newsletter with other donors.
  • MSEE will give a NEW MSEE Apple Logo 5X4 car magnet to each family, grandparent, or business who donate $100 or more to Growing Together.

Bountiful Branches: $500 Donation

  • Acknowledgment in MSEE’s electronic school newsletter with other donors.
  • MSEE will give a NEW MSEE Apple Logo 5X4 car magnet to each family, grandparent, or business who donate $100 or more to Growing Together.
  • Anyone who donates a gift of $500 or more to Growing Together will receive 3 Lunch Bunch tickets.

Reaping Roots: $1000 Donation

  • Acknowledgment in MSEE’s electronic school newsletter with other donors.
  • MSEE will give a NEW MSEE Apple Logo 5X4 car magnet to each family, grandparent, or business who donate $100 or more to Growing Together.
  • Anyone who donates a gift of $500 or more to Growing Together will receive 3 Lunch Bunch tickets.
  • Anyone who donates a gift of $1000 or more to Growing Together will be entered into a drawing for one child to attend one week of MSEE’s Oodles & Doodles 2021 Summer Camp.