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Bright Futures Fund Leadership Giving Levels

   $10,000      Founders Circle
   $5,000         Golden Beads
   $2,500         Pink Tower

Those who give at a leadership level are invited to attend special donor gatherings and learning opportunities.

More Ways to Give

To minimize credit card processing fees, you may mail your gift to:

The Children's House
5363 North Long Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI  49685

Families with children currently enrolled at TCH may have their gift added to their account. Contact Renee Hintz with the details of your gift. 

IRA Charitable Distribution 

If you are at least age 72 and have IRA investments, please consider making a gift to The Children’s House from your required distribution without incurring any taxes. 

A qualified charitable distribution generally is a nontaxable distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA to an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. You must be at least age 72 when the distribution was made. Your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.


The Children's House accepts gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Please call Renee Hintz for details on how to make this type of gift. 231-929-9325. 

Memorials and Honorariums

We gladly accept gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one. Please include a note with the name of the person, the sentiment behind the gift, and their address and we will send a card to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift. 

Planned Giving

A well-funded endowment ensures The Children’s House will be able to provide a Montessori educational environment of the highest quality to families in the Grand Traverse region, forever. To learn how you can make a legacy gift that will protect The Children’s House for future generations, visit our Endowment webpage. 

Foundation Grants

The Children's House is a nonprofit organization where fundraising is needed to offer the highest quality Montessori learning environment while keeping tuition at an accessible rate for our region. If you are associated with a private or family foundation that values education, please make us aware of your funding guidelines. 

Renee Hintz
Director of Advancement
(231) 929-9325

The Children’s House is a nonprofit organization and gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Tax ID# 38-2536891.

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