Joining the Founders' Circle
Our apologies!

The newsletter went out without a link attached for donating or pledging as part of our Founders' Circle. Here is our paypal link as well as a pledge form for making recurring monthly donations for those that are interested.

We are so very grateful for all of the support and donations we have received so far. We couldn't have done it without all of you!


Our first custom piece of artwork is underway, created for us by Sophie Masters. The piece will be of a wave and will contain a list of those who have joined the Founding Circle of Gathering Waters. Below, Marcy Schepker (who has been with us from day one) offers some thoughts on why it is so important to give now.

Imagine, opening the school year where we have the funding in
place for the entire year, thus offering our support to teachers and
staff to fully engage in their task.
Gathering Waters is a public school. There is no school tuition, so
then the question is how can Gathering Waters be funded? One can
say that all the funds come from people interested in education. One
can say that Gathering Waters is a community funded school. Part of
that community is state funding, part of the community will be
grants and businesses, part of the community will be individuals and
part of the community will be events.
We have 545 people receiving our newsletter. People who have
children at the school, people who do not have children at the
school. I would invite all to participate in this effort. Offering a
monthly pledge or a one time donation. The power of the group, the
love and support towards the whole by many is one way for us all to
be participants creating something bigger than any one of us.
To be an equal part of the whole, whether one can offer $5.00,
$50.00, $500.00 or $5000.00 , what matters is we are all in support
of the birth of Gathering Waters and its health as we go into the
With Gratitude for each of you,
Marcy Schepker

Please join me in one or both of the following:

  • The Founders Circle: Donations given now through September 1st to launch
Gathering Waters
  • Community Supported Education: Monthly or Yearly giving

Sophie Masters, Waldorf School Alumnus and Student at Maine College of Art