Save the Date! Inspire Auction Benefit

Dear Spokane Community Member,

Each year, the Community of Montessori Parents (CoMP) hosts the Inspire! Benefit Auction to support Spokane Public Montessori, the only public Montessori school in Spokane, Washington. The auction helps to offset the additional costs required to maintain an authentic and accredited Montessori program. CoMP is proud to host this event for the 6 th year in a row on February 29th, 2020 at Shriners Event Center.

A 501(c) 3 organization, CoMP is a parent-teacher group that has partnered with Spokane Public Schools since 1985, and has facilitated the expansion of the program at Spokane Public Montessori to 15 classrooms and over 480 students. SPM serves children in kindergarten through 8 th grade. Of those students, 32% come from low-income families, 12% have a 504 behavior plan, and 24% have a disability. CoMP strives to ensure that all students within SPM have the same opportunities to participate in the unique experiences a Montessori education has to offer.

This year’s fundraising need is $55,175 ($115 per student). Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and guests at the Inspire! Benefit Auction, funds raised cover as much as 50% of these expenses, including: -

  • Accreditation by the Association Montessori Internationale
  • Classroom support
  • Montessori-specific instructional materials
  • Scholarships for SPM’s annual 3-day school campout ($75-110 per child)
  • Professional development
  • Networking events and educational seminars for staff and parents
  • Extracurricular opportunities for our students such as reading nights and Dragonflies on Thin Air, a student-led radio-show Sundays on KYRS.

With your support, we can make public Montessori education a continuing reality. With your support, every student, regardless of income or other hardship, can participate in the diverse opportunities SPM has to offer. With your support, we are transforming the world one child at a time: “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” - Maria Montessori

We look forward to working with you.


Sara Walch
SPM Inspire! Sponsorship Committee or
619-916-8228 (cell)

CoMP is a 501c3 organization, Tax ID #91-1285225.
All donations are tax deductible.


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