Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor’s Alumni Giving Circle
Celebrating all eras of RSSAA graduates, the 1980 Circle honors the founding of our school, the faculty & staff who helped make it possible, and the rich history of RSSAA. Being a part of this circle recognizes the sustained commitment to our beloved teachers and students of alumnae/i who invest in the RSSAA Annual Fund for three or more consecutive school years at any giving level.
Community is central to our relationships at RSSAA: teachers who really cared about us and classes where we could deeply engage in discussion; athletic games where we competed and the stage where we shined; friends we made and places we traveled.
What is the 1980 Circle?
The 1980 Circle is RSSAA’s new giving circle for alumni. It recognizes alums who have made a gift to RSSAA in each of the past three consecutive fiscal years. RSSAA’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
How do I qualify for membership this year?
All alumni who supported the 2017-18 Annual Fund are automatically counted as the inaugural 1980 Circle members. To maintain membership, those donors must also support the school in 2018-19. By the 2019-2020 school year, all alumni members need to have made three consecutive gifts to the RSSAA Annual Fund.
What are benefits of membership?
- Special 1980 Circle gift to members each year
- Special events with RSSAA teachers and staff
- Updates from the RSSAA community
- Watch for additional benefits to come!
Do I need to make a gift each year to remain a member?
Yes! However, if any 1980 Circle member misses one year of giving to the Annual Fund, s/he can return to the Circle by making a gift within the following fiscal year. This only applies to alums who had previously made three consecutive gifts.
What if I am an alum in college?
Any RSSAA graduates who make a gift while they are in college are automatically included as 1980 Circle members. Upon beginning the fifth year as an RSSAA alum, consecutive giving must be maintained to keep your 1980 Circle membership active.
Is membership based on the amount of my gift?
No, not at all. Gifts of any size count towards your 1980 Circle membership. Your gift will make a difference!
Can I apply my gift as a tribute, in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or former teacher/administrator?
Yes! Simply list his or her name when making your gift and, if a member of the RSSAA community, he or she will be notified of the recognition.
How do I make my gift?
Visit our donation page or contact Ashlea Walton ('01), Alumni Relations Director, at 734-669-9394 with questions.
To our inaugural members, we extend countless thanks!
To those alums who might join the Circle, we send our encouragement!
On behalf of the entire school community, thank you!