Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community's Fundraiser

Matching Challenge Grant to support Waldorf Teachers in Retirement image

Matching Challenge Grant to support Waldorf Teachers in Retirement

Make 2x the Difference, and help those affected by the fire at Pine Lodge!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$24,182 towards $20,000

Updated October 13, 2020:

We did it! With you help, we've raised more than 100% toward the matching challenge grant!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this campaign!

And a special thanks to the all of the Waldorf Teachers who inspired contributions in their name.

We are eternally grateful for your friendship and support of the Fellowship Community!

Updated October 6, 2020:

We're almost 75% of the way to our $20,000 goal! The deadline for this Matching Challenge Grant has been extended to October 15th, 2020.

Give now in honor of your favorite Waldorf Teacher, and all donations will be automatically doubled, up to $20,000 in total!

Thank you!

A former teacher from the Denver Waldorf School in Colorado has generously put forward a $20,000 Matching Challenge Grant in support of the many Waldorf teachers living in retirement at the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, NY.

All donations to this campaign between now and October 1st will automatically be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000!

Former Waldorf teachers (pictured above), living and working at the Fellowship Community during the Waldorf 100 celebration in 2019

Earlier this Summer, a devastating fire broke out at Pine Lodge, a building at the Fellowship Community housing 11 senior residents and 2 Co-workers. The fire destroyed the entire building and all of the residents belongings.

One former Waldorf teacher and long-time friend of the Fellowship Community was devastated when she heard about the fire at Pine Lodge.

This teacher visited the Fellowship Community many times over the last decade, and during those visits was inspired to meet so many other former Waldorf teachers and dedicated Anthroposophists living at the Fellowship.

After the fire, this teacher was moved to offer to help the Fellowship Community in the form of a matching challenge grant.

The Fellowship Community has a long history and deep connection with Waldorf Education. The Fellowship was founded in Spring Valley in 1966, based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, and located next door to the Green Meadow Waldorf School and the Threefold Educational Foundation.

Because of the close philosophical and spiritual connection between Waldorf Education and the Fellowship, over the last 53 years hundreds of Waldorf teachers have chosen to live out their retirement at the Fellowship Community!

We are asking the entire Waldorf community - current and former teachers, parents, and alumni, to help with a donation to this matching challenge grant to support the Fellowship Community.

Contributions of any amount are welcome, and will make a huge impact!

Thank you for ensuring that those who have provided Waldorf Education to generations of students have a new, safe and comfortable home at the Fellowship Community in their most vulnerable years.

The Fellowship Community is a 501(c)(3) non-profit inter-generational community serving the needs of elders through the phases of aging, from independent apartment living to more direct care, all the way through the end of life, based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy. Learn more at fellowshipcommunity.org.