There Are Many Ways to Support Alaya!
Make a Tax-Deductible Gift
If you'd like to make a financial contribution to our school's annual fund or endowment, please do so by clicking the button below, which will magically transport you over to Naropa University's online giving portal. Alaya Preschool is a division of Naropa University's Contemplative Education Department.
Not only will your gift be 100% deductible on your federal income tax return, your donation to Alaya may entitle you to a Colorado state income tax credit of 50% of your total contribution under Colorado's Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Program. For example, if you donated $1,000 to Alaya Preschool you could receive a $500 credit on your state taxes, essentially cutting the cost of your gift in half. For questions or to see if you gift is eligible for this credit, please contact Angela Madura in Naropa’s Development Office.
Naropa's tax ID Number is 84-1029228. You will see a charge from Naropa University (not Alaya) if you use a credit card to donate online.
Build Alaya's Endowment • Planning for the next 40 years
Through the incredible generosity of a small group of alumni families were able in 2016 to establish a dedicated endowment fund for Alaya Preschool. More information about our endowment goals and progress will be shared in preparation for the 40th Anniversary celebrations this fall.
To ask questions or contribute to the endowment, please contact the Co-Directors, Steve Sachs or Juliet Seskind.
Write A Testimonial + Review
One easy way to support Alaya is to write a 5 Star Review for us on Facebook or Google, along with a testimonial about why or how our school was a good fit for your family. These personal stories go a long way in helping prospective families get a feel for our school.
Support Alaya While You Shop
Did you know that you (or your family/friends) can fulfill your required service hours, and support Alaya through your normal grocery shopping? When you buy grocery certificates through Alaya, we will credit you 1 service hour for every $250 purchased (or ½ hour for $125, etc). You may stop in the office anytime to buy grocery coupons anytime – and will soon be able to purchase them right here online! We accept cash, credit card or check. Participating grocery stores include:
- Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers
- Lucky's Market
- Whole Foods Market
The New Alaya Store
We have set up an online store so that you can easily purchase Alaya gear and artwork, pay for grocery coupons or even pay school fees! Check it out, and please do give us feedback if anything isn't working properly, as we may be working out some kinks with the first few orders.
Please note that if you purchase grocery coupons online, the actual coupons will be put in your child's school folder (or can be picked up in the office if you prefer).
Orders of Chögyam Trunpa's calligraphies are printed on demand, so please allow up to a week for pick up in the office. We do not ship orders.