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The Story Behind the Scarves & Ties

The Story Behind the Scarves & Ties

The year 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Tim Seldin and Joyce St. Giermaine founding the Montessori Foundation. We wanted to honor their work with a unique gift, a creation to express our profound appreciation for their tireless effort. And thus was born, the Seldin Men’s Tie and St. Giermaine Infinity Scarf. The design was […]

Webcast: Parent Ambassador Programs  that Build Stronger School Communities

Webcast: Parent Ambassador Programs that Build Stronger School Communities

On December 13th, 2017, Tim Seldin led a conversation on the topic of one aspect of creating deeper parent engagement through a Parent Ambassador program.   A Parent Ambassador is any parent who gives his or her time and talent to support the efforts of the school in welcoming new parents, providing a current parent‘s […]

Planning An International Children’s Day Festival

Planning An International Children’s Day Festival

rowing up I had the wonderful fortune of living in three different countries; I suppose having this exposure early in my childhood life sparked a healthy interest in diverse cultures, traditions, food, and language. Fast forward to today! We live in a sunny paradise called Sarasota, a city located in the Southwest coast of Florida […]

How To Run a Successful Silent Auction

How To Run a Successful Silent Auction

ost schools will either run an annual fund or an annual special fundraising event. The most successful schools do both and have learned how to do them well with minimal stress. A successful silent auction is usually the key to the success of fundraising event. In this article, I’m going to tell you not only […]

The Definitive List of Best Silent Auction Items

The Definitive List of Best Silent Auction Items

ur thanks to Zach Hagopian and our friends at Accelevents for permission to share this list. Accelevents is a company that offers online software to handle silent auctions and raffles. HTTP://WWW.ACCELEVENTS.COM So you’ve decided to use a silent auction at your fundraiser. You may have even identified a MOBILE FUNDRAISING platform to expand your reach […]