Board Members

Meghan Jackson


Laura Agnew


Leslie Suez


Joe Bruno


Claire Bruno


Giving to Parkside

Parkside Community School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations made to the school are tax-deductible. Gifts of every size are truly appreciated and gratefully received.


There are several options for directing your gift:

Take Sweet Care of Parkside

We launched our Take Sweet Care of Parkside multi-year campaign in 2019 to celebrate Parkside’s 30th anniversary in 2021. Our goal of $300,000 will help support our mission of delivering Montessori education from the heart into the next 30 years and beyond. For more information, contact Courtney Moore at (512) 472-2559 or [email protected].

Amplify Austin

Since 2015, Parkside’s primary annual fundraiser has been Amplify Austin, a 24-hour online giving campaign made possible through I Live Here I Give Here. For a small, non-profit organization like Parkside, this crowdsourcing model of fundraising is more economical and far-reaching than traditional galas and other events. We are grateful for the success we’ve had with our Amplify Austin events, and the support and connections that have resulted from our participation. The Parkside donation page is active year-round, and we highlight it for special fundraising campaigns, such as our Take Sweet Care of Parkside campaign in honor of Parkside’s 30th Anniversary in 2021 and Giving Tuesday, an online day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Annual Fund and Scholarships

By making a gift to our Annual Fund, you’ll be helping us tend to the school just as lovingly we tend to the children. Scholarships provide tuition assistance to deserving families and ensure economic and cultural diversity in our programs.

Parkside Special Events

Your gift to Parkside Special Events can be directed to the community event of your choice, such as our Fall Fest or our Staff Appreciation Dinner.

We accept donations via cash, check, electronic funds transfer, credit card, and securities.

Cash / Check / Credit Card / Electronic Funds Transfer

Please make checks payable to Parkside Community School, and include your current contact information. Credit card gifts may be made securely via our Donate page. To make your gift via an electronic funds transfer, contact Cathy David, our Director of Finance, at (512) 472-2559 or [email protected].

Stock / Securities

By giving a gift of appreciated stock directly to Parkside, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value, and you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value. If you’d like to donate shares of stock, contact Cathy David, our Director of Finance, at (512) 472-2559 or [email protected].

“Parkside has a wonderful reputation in the Montessori community of Austin, and thus intrigued us. But what kept us at Parkside is the love and support we felt from the teachers, admin, directors, and community. Our Primary teachers were more than just "guides" -- they obviously cared for my children in my absence. ”
The Scotts