The Development Office is responsible for making fundraising for Maharishi School easy and fun. There are a number of great events that we put on over the year and also promote several on-going programs that support the School. Our Spring Fundraiser
this year was April 29th, with great prizes and entertainment.
Smile and Dial
There is now a great opportunity to lower your long distance telephone rates and support the Maharishi School at the same time through the dial and smile program. Click
here for more information.
The first events of the School year are the Bike Fest and the Adventure
Challenge. This year the Bike Fest was October 5th and the Adventure
Challenge was October 8th. The students ask friends and family members
to sponsor them for either one of these physical challenges. The
Adventure Challenge is only offered to the Middle and Upper School
students and involves both mental and physical tasks that send the
students all over campus. The Bike Fest involves the entire community
coming out on a crisp autumn day to enjoy biking and a carnival
In mid-November we opened our Holiday Store on the Fairfield Square. Donated items from Polar Dreams, Books are Fun, Rose Company, and many other local merchants and artists are sold during the Holiday season.
We also promoted the Harlem GlobeTrotters in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines at the end of December and thank them for their generosity as they donated a number of tickets for us to sell.
The last weekend in April we had our Spring Fundraiser. This year
it was the "The Night of a Thousand Prizes" . This year was a tremendous
success but next year will be even better with lots of exciting
improvements and surprises. Our hosts this year,were the cast from
We ended the year with a Golf Tournament June 6th with a $10,000
hole- in-one prize, and many more.
The Ideal Shopping Program raises a significant amount of our annual budget for the School. On the local level we have the participation of many of our Fairfield and Iowa businesses and stores. Our Shopping On-Line program with www.schoolcash.com
and www.schoolpop.com offers shopping with hundreds of your favorite merchants. These stores will donate a certain percentage of your purchase to the School. This is a great way for the business
community to support education and there is no cost to you.