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

In 2019, we launched a very special, multi-year fundraising campaign: Take Sweet Care of Parkside. If you’ve ever received a personal communication from Claire, you’ll recognize her signature closing “Take Sweet Care,” and that’s exactly what we want to do for Parkside. Our three biggest priorities are the Children, the Teachers, and the Campus, and with your help, we can provide more student scholarships, enriching staff development opportunities, and campus improvements and programming that will benefit the entire community. 

Our goal is to raise $300,000 – just in time for Parkside’s 30th Anniversary in 2021! It’s a lofty number, but if the large and loving community that Joe and Claire have built since 1991 comes together to Take Sweet Care of Parkside, what a celebration we’ll have when we reach that goal! We are grateful beyond measure to have reached this notable anniversary, and we hope you’ll consider supporting 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

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 thankful 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 Amplify Austin donation page. To make your gift via an electronic funds transfer, contact Cathy David, our Director of Finance, at (512) 472-2559 or

Stock / Securities

To donate shares of stock, contact Cathy David, our Director of Finance, at (512) 472-2559 or

“Joe! You will always be Zeus in my eyes. You changed my life. You shaped my life in so many ways. ”
Love, Jayan