Because of the combined grade classrooms, I learned how to get help from my classmates when I didn’t understand something, and later how to be an eager but patient teacher. KMS Alumna, 2009 (Elementary Graduate 2007)

Giving

How You Can Help

KMS raises 100% of its operating budget through tuition and fees. But we depend on the generosity of our families, alumni, and community supporters to help cover the cost of financial aid, building improvements, and other special projects. All contributions to KMS are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

KMS Supporters

KMS deeply appreciates the many ways our current families, alumni, and friends support the school – by donating their time, energy, and skills and/or through financial contributions.

Montessori Leadership Society

Donors who have given or pledged $5,000 or more. Volunteers who have made an exemplary commitment of time and energy for three or more years. Membership is permanent.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Frederick Biggs
  • Julie and Adam Braude
  • Angie Brinkley
  • Kathy Buckingham
  • Jane and John Conley
  • Tonya and Chad Deguira
  • Elizabeth and John Delahoussaye
  • Bill Dohm
  • Karen and Chris Goodwin
  • Jan Goddard
  • Garnet Hallock
  • Maria Jenkins
  • Ruth Jones
  • Terri and Steve Killefer
  • Roy and Caroline Knight
  • Aleta Ledendecker
  • Ron and Laura Beth Lawrence
  • Merrie and Brian Long
  • Amy and Greg Midis
  • Ranjini and Gamini Perera
  • William Haywood and Linda Roberts
  • Kathy Saunders
  • Mary Smith
  • Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr.
  • Kelli and Howard Tidwell
  • Sharon and Ross Toedte
  • Maura Leahy Tucker
  • Jeannie and Peter Ullrich
  • Elnora Williams
  • Joseph and Therese Williams
  • Lela and Chuck Young

Director’s Circle – 2016-2017

Donors who gave $1,000-$4,999 during the past year. Volunteers who made an exemplary commitment of time and energy during the year. Membership is for one year.

  • Margaux Akright
  • Heather and Bruce Beverly
  • Melinda Bousfield
  • Nina and Alex Cantafio
  • Jenifer Plageman-Davis and Kevin Davis
  • Mathieu Doucet
  • Ivette Fields
  • Julia and Todd Galanti
  • Jessica Gambino
  • Ana Gonçalves
  • Karen and Chris Goodwin
  • Karen Hare
  • Kat and Derek Jamison
  • Erika and Chris Layton
  • Aleta Ledendecker
  • Frankie Lee
  • Katie Leverenz
  • Heather Ann and Dan Longo
  • Meghan Palmer
  • Tennille Priestley
  • Hairong Qi and Feiyi Wang
  • Louise Seamster and Victor Ray
  • Stephanie and Tom Roberts
  • Daniela Rivarola
  • Ann Santomassino
  • Greg Schwartz
  • Kim Smith
  • Jessie and Brent Stephens
  • Julie Reed and Nick Thompson
  • Jeannie Ullrich
  • Jennifer Woodruff
  • Kelly Zachary

Individual and Business Donors – 2016-2017

  • Anonymous
  • Amazon Smile
  • Sriparna Bandyopadhyay and Kaushik Banjeree
  • Henry Bertelkamp, Jr.
  • Henry Bertelkamp, III
  • Frederick Biggs
  • Charlie Biggs and Laura Howes
  • Margaret Biggs
  • Alden and Elliot Boggess
  • Jillian St. Charles and Damon Boggess
  • Nancy and Robert Bond
  • Adam and Julie Braude
  • Cindy Brinkley
  • Eliza Brown and Hamilton Candee
  • Nina and Alex Cantafio
  • Jane and John Conley
  • Emilie and Gabriel Cooper
  • COSTCO (family matching contribution)
  • Jenifer Plageman-Davis and Kevin Davis
  • Mathieu Doucet
  • Susan Fabschutz
  • Natalie Fischer
  • Beth Foster
  • Food City
  • Ila Galanti
  • Janet and Randy Galanti
  • Carol and Mike Gambino
  • Jan Goddard
  • Barbara Goddard
  • Garnet Hallock
  • Travis Hardy
  • Karen and Cecil Hare
  • William Haywood and Linda Roberts
  • Nuria Hernandez
  • Elizabeth Biggs and Nelson Hoy
  • Ann Santomassino and George Ioannides
  • Roy and Caroline Knight
  • Kroger
  • Erika and Christopher Layton
  • Louise and Lucas Lindsay
  • Drew and Bonnie McDonald
  • Nicole and Bari McFarlane
  • Shelly McGill
  • Montessori Movers
  • Elizabeth and James Mitchell
  • Marilyn Palmer
  • Kamar Pawan
  • Jessica and John Plumlee
  • Tennille Priestly
  • Douglas and Martha Reed
  • Stephani and Tom Roberts
  • Dorian Seamster
  • Joan Seamster
  • Mary Seamster
  • Mark Sobel
  • Mandy and Dan Strahl
  • Target
  • Bob and Lucy Thomas
  • Julie Reed and Nick Thompson
  • Ross and Sharon Toedte
  • Hairong Qi and Feiyi Wang
  • Dottie and Bob Woodruff
  • Jennifer and Chris Woodruff
  • Neil A Zabo
  • Yinfeng Zhao and Lin Zhu

2016 – 2017 Fun-Food-Fundraising Restaurants

  • The Plaid Apron, A Knoxville Café
  • Sitar
  • Mimi’s Cafe
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Jason’s Deli
  • Hard Knox Pizza
  • Moe’s BBQ
  • Bearden Beer Market (Parents’ Night Out)

2016 – 2017 Yearbook Family Advertisers

  • Margaux and Josh Akright
  • Heather and Bryce Beverly
  • Nina and Alex Cantafio
  • Emilie and Gabriel Cooper
  • Jenifer Plageman-Davis and Kevin Davis
  • Margaret Dean
  • Tracy and Steve Foster
  • Paige Fowler
  • Jessica and Vito Gambino
  • Karen and Cecil Hare
  • Renee and Panos Ioannides
  • Shirin and Rahim Lalani
  • Erika and Christopher Layton
  • Tennille Priestly
  • Hairong Qi and Feiyi Wang
  • Martha and Douglas Reed
  • Jack and Jackie Robinson
  • Stephani and Tom Roberts
  • Susan and Thomas Roberts
  • Ann Santomassino and George Ioannides
  • Urmila Seshagiri and Arjun Shankar
  • Marianne and Brian Wanamaker
  • Courtney and Mac Wansley
  • Jennifer and Chris Woodruff
  • Daniela Rivarola and Ludovico Zeller

2016 – 2017 Yearbook Business Advertisers

  • Angie and Rich Tierney, Seqouyah Hills Realty
  • Bailey Insurance Service
  • Elise Evans, D.D.S., Bearden Pediatric Dentistry
  • Bullman’s Kickboxing and Krav Maga
  • Chancey & Reynolds Inc.
  • Circle Modern Dance
  • Creative Structures, Inc.
  • Steven C. Crippen, D.D.S.
  • The District in Bearden
  • Donate Life
  • Elizabeth Eason Architecture
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Greg Bellmore, Hardin Valley Home Improvement
  • Chris Talley, Healthsource Knoxville
  • Natalie Kurylo, Heliotropic Healing
  • Hard Knox Pizza
  • Hines and Company, P.C.
  • The Insurance Group
  • Just Baked
  • Klugman Braude Design
  • The KMS Board of Trustees
  • The Knoxville Healing Center
  • Margaret B. Wood Photography
  • Mitchell Emert & Hill, P.C.
  • The Muse Knoxville
  • The Plaid Apron, A Knoxville Café
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Robert M. Kelso, D.D.S.
  • Rational Packaging
  • Russell’s Pest Control
  • Smoking Goat Farms
  • Nina A. Cantafio, Triligent International
  • Tonya DeGuira, TD Vintage Company
  • Ullrich Printing
  • Wetherall Financial Services
Thank you for all the improvements I have seen in my daughter in just the first month of her attendance. [She] comes home with a desire to learn and “investigate” everything around her. I am thankful every day for the education she is receiving. KMS Parent, 2013