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Meridian Annual Fund

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The Meridian Annual Fund is your chance to expand the school’s programming, libraries, technology, sustainability efforts, and teacher training.
 
Did you know that Meridian, as a public charter school, receives as much as $2,000 less per student in state and federal funding sources than neighboring school districts? While we close that gap through grants and loans, your Annual Fund donation directly benefits each student and teacher by allowing us to grow above and beyond.
 
We ask for each family to donate at least $250 per student each year to help us reach our $275,000 goal. We appreciate all donations and understand that giving is never one size fits all. Each donation adds up with 1700 students!
 
 
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 Classroom Technology
  • State of the Art Lab Equipment
 
The Literacy & Extended Learning bucket allows Meridian supports training and resources, including:
 
  • IB Training for Faculty
  • Campus Library Enhancements
 
The Environmental Sustainability & Student Wellness bucket supports education programs that extend beyond the curriculum, including: 
 
  • Solar Energy Demonstrations
  • Water Catchment Systems
  • Preservation of Green Spaces
  • MindUP at Meridian
  • Culinary Kitchen & Gardens
 
  ONLINE     PHONE
 
 
 
Make a donation by credit card by calling:
(512) 814-2594
   
 
 
  MAIL     IN PERSON
 
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.
 
 
Drop off a check in an envelope to any Campus Lobby. Or email giving@mwschool.org to schedule a drop off. 
 
Please ensure envelope says 'Attn: Development' and 'Meridian Annual Fund' is in the check memo.
 
*Please do not send checks or cash to school with student*
 

Did you know more than 15,000 companies match employee donations? Check to see if your employer offers matching gifts by emailing giving@mwschool.org or contacting your company's HR manager.

 

Not sure if your company has a matching gift program? Reach out to Nina Teubner at giving@mwschool.org or your HR department to confirm. Each company is a little different, so please reach out if you need assistance!

 

*In order to be eligible for a match with your company, please use the information below.*

 

  TAX ID / EIN & SCHOOL NAME

 

When searching for Meridian in your company's giving portal, either type in our TAX ID/EIN or 'International Academy of Williamson County".

TAX ID/EIN#: 27-0822902

Registered 501(c)3 Name: International Academy of Williamson County

 

 

 

  IBM MATCHING GIFT INFORMATION
 
IBM will match your donation 1:1. IBM has recently transitioned to using YourCause to manage donations. On the YourCause platform, Meridian is listed as:

TAX ID/EIN#: 27-0822902

Registered 501(c)3 Name: International Academy of Williamson County

 
 
 
  DELL MATCHING GIFT INFORMATION

 

Dell matches donations 1:1. All donations MUST be made through Dell’s Giving site. For more detailed information check out Dell's FAQ and How-To Guide here.

 

Dell also issues Cause Cards to employee's who volunteer. If you volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per quarter, Dell Employees are eligible to receive a Cause Card in the amount of $150. You may gift this card to your charity of choice. We hope that you will choose Meridian. Volunteer hours can be done anywhere.

 

2020-2021 Meridian Annual Fund goal is $275,000

We hope to provide flexible resources to support the increased costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic including distance learning and student health & safety, without depleting critical future educational resources.

 

 

  PREVIOUS YEARS MERIDIAN ANNUAL FUND EXPENDITURES
2019-2020 Meridian Annual Fund Chart 2018-2019 Meridian Annual Fund Chart
 

 

DOES MERIDIAN REALLY RECEIVE LESS FUNDING?

 

Yes! Charter Schools receive less in state funding than our neighboring districts. Funding differences for charter schools means that, Meridian's annual revenue was $3,000 less per student compared to the schools in our region during the '18-'19 school year.

 
With 1,650 students enrolled in school year '18-'19, that was a difference of $3,656,400! Just check out the charts below!
 
2017-2018 TEA Financial Charts TPSCA Charter School Funding Infographic
 
 
Bluebonnet blooming in front of school
 
 
 
CONTACT US
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, contact us anytime!
 
PHONE: (512) 814-2594