Support the Greenspire School

June 8, 2020


Dear Greenspire families,

When Greenspire was started nine years ago, an entirely different concept of middle school was born in Traverse City.  Its mission? To provide an ecologically relevant and academically rigorous program, grounded in direct experience, which develops skills to facilitate lifelong learning and nurture ethical citizenship. This mission has been met annually through project based learning, environmental education and an outstanding, dedicated staff. In reviewing the educational landscape through numerous events and conferences, we can honestly say that Greenspire is truly one-of-a-kind.  

This year, months into a pandemic, Greenspire faces unprecedented challenges: our students need more guidance and mentorship than ever, yet we are bracing for substantial budget cuts.  Financial support from parents of students and alumni and from members of the community has always been important to Greenspire.  This year, we need your help more than ever. Your financial support of the Greenspire School will help continue the vision and mission to educate and inspire. 

 Donations can be mailed to Greenspire directly or sent via PayPal on our website, If you are interested in using a payment plan for your donation, please just email me directly: Check donations should be made out to Greenspire Charitable Foundation.

We have so much to look forward to! We are excited to give our graduating class a terrific send-off. Many new students are already enrolled for fall, 2020 and, Robert Walker, our new head of school/superintendent, begins on July 1. Please help us kick off this new chapter with a strong show of support for the Greenspire community!

As we face difficult decisions ahead, we are continually inspired by the thriving community around Greenspire and thank you, in advance for your unwavering support.

Thank you,



Sarah Payette

The Greenspire School Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit entity EIN 46-1127052, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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