Those of you who were with us from the beginning know that what is now the Rader Ward Foundation was first simply a fundraiser to provide scholarships to the school where Rader spent the happiest days of his life, Montessori School of Mauldin.
Barring unforeseen complications, the foundation should have nonprofit approval from the IRS by around the first of October. When we hear from them, we will activate the scholarship application online and announce it prominently on our Facebook page and here on the website! We will offer scholarships for creative kids in need, to three local Montessori schools.
If you're a Publix grocery shopper in any location, you can easily support Montessori School of Mauldin now through the Publix Partners program. Publix Partners formerly used plastic cards with barcodes to be scanned at checkout, but has moved to a digital platform. If you have a Publix account online for digital coupons and such, it's easy to affiliate yourself with the school so they receive a percentage of your purchase as a donation.
Go to publix.com and log in (top left) or create an account. Click your name (top left) and then "Go to my account." In the middle column at the bottom is "My Publix Partner." Choose "Select a school" and then type in Mauldin. Montessori School of Mauldin is at the bottom of the drop-down list. Choose it, click Select, and you're all set! We thank you for contributing to a wonderful school that was so important to Rader.