Campaign for Pine Cone Park
Outdoor play is essential for children’s social, emotional and physical development.
Since adopting the Strategic Plan in 2018, our Board of Trustees and Administration have been developing plans for a comprehensive playground renovation. Evergreen has worked with Lauren Wheeler at Natural Resource Design to envision a play space that reflects the values and priorities of Evergreen: adventurous, natural, creative, safe and sustainable.
Funds raised through “The Campaign for Pine Cone Park” directly support our new outdoor playspace, and in doing so, will strengthened Evergreen's reputation as one of the premier Montessori schools in the DC region; with first rate facilities, faculty and Montessori programs.
It is now time to build Pine Cone Park, an outdoor space that Evergreen children will enjoy for years to come.
The construction cost will be $250,000. Our goal is to raise half of the cost through the Campaign for Pine Cone Park. Please consider a gift that will make a huge difference for our children today. Pledges can be made over a five year period.
Evergreen is a non- profit 501(c)(3) corporation; no one benefits from gifts except for our students and programs. And you are able to claim the year-end tax deduction.
The Time is Now: The Case for Giving to Pine Cone Park
We believe that outdoor play is essential for children’s social, emotional and physical development. Evergreen students need a safe and welcoming playspace that provides opportunities for creative play, exploration, sports, games and more.
Honor Roll of Donors
Benefactor Level, $20,000 and above
The Ott Family
Leader Level, $10,000 to $19,999
John and Jane DeMarchi
Vanessa Stiffler and Janek Claus
Partner Level, $5,000 to $9,999
Katie and Jim Conlon
Dan and Emily Dombkowski
Kate Greene and Eric Hermann
Niru Putcha and Rohan Patel
Joel Klein and Erica Goldman
Kate and Rob Smith
Supporter Level, $2,000 to $4,999
Deere & Company
Friend Level, $1,000 to $1,999
Vera and Dennis Dombkowski
Helper Level, up to $999
Mary and Jeff Cartwright-Smith
Are there naming opportunities on Pine Cone Park?
The following features of Pine Cone Park are naming opportunities for donors. Please contact John DeMarchi, Head of School, if you are interested in learning more.
Pine Cone Park, $50,000
Sports Field, $20,000
Peace Corner & Musical Instruments, $20,000 (TAKEN)
Gardening Area, $15,000
Bike/Scooter Path, $15,000
Swinging Bench, $10,000 (TAKEN)
Little Library, $10,000
Bench (3/5 TAKEN), $5,000
How can I donate? Can I give online?
Please contact John DeMarchi, Head of School to discuss giving opportunities.
Additionally, you can simply complete the
Pine Cone Park Donation Form.pdf and return to Evegreen School or give online here https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/evergreenschool/pineconepark
Can I donate a gift of securities?
Yes. Please contact your broker to communicate stock transfer instructions, or obtain a charitable gift transfer form from your online trading account and use the Securities Donation Form here.
Is the Campaign for Pine Cone Park different than the For'Ever Fund?
The For’Ever Fund is Evergreen’s annual giving campaign to support the school’s current programs and operations. Evergreen relies on annual giving to enhance our academic offerings, support our teachers’ professional development, maintain our commitment to financial aid and support green initiatives. Gifts are unrestricted and go to the operating budget to help where they are most needed. As Evergreen School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by tax laws.
The Campaing for Pine Cone Park is a limited-time special fundraising drive specifically designed to raise resources to complete our playground construction project,