Dear Waldorf community members,
This past June, the Rudolf Steiner Foundation—Social Finance (RSF), a pioneering non-profit financial services organization, recognized our school as a socially responsible organization characterized by strong commitments to excellence on the part of our administrators, faculty, board and parents. As a consequence, RSF agreed to help us restructure what was becoming a cumbersome mortgage into one that enhanced the school’s long-term stability.
RSF partners with the groups it invests in to ensure both the groups’ success as well as a return on the investment. In this way, RSF seeks to use investment dollars to advance its social mission of supporting the real human goals of an organization. As part of the loan restructuring process RSF asked our community to demonstrate its allegiance to the school by collectively investing $50,000 in an RSF-held 5-year term Guarantee Community Fund (GCF). In response, more than thirty members of our broader community came together to meet this obligation.
On behalf of the whole school, I’d like to thank those who contributed to this endeavor for their generosity and their enthusiasm for our children’s education. This giant step toward a better future just would not have been possible without you. But I also want to thank RSF for its dedication to using our community’s dollars (the $50,000 and loan repayments) to invest in ecological stewardship, agricultural sustainability, holistic education and the arts–all endeavors consonant with our school’s values.
As the school continues to grow, RSF has pledged to continue offering the priceless gifts of guidance and assistance. We could not have asked for a better partner at a better time.