“Giving is not only about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.” —Kathy Calvin


The Cottage School’s Advancement Department strives to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the funding needed to keep TCS at the forefront of education through a variety of creative and accessible means that promote community engagement, including grants, fundraisers, events, and public relations.

Key Annual Fund

Your Dollars Can Make the Difference

Through annual fund donations TCS is able to bridge the gap between what tuition fees cover and actual cost per student to receive the best learning environment possible.  By raising $100k+ per year (on average) through contributions from our Board of Directors, facility & staff, TCS families (past and present) and community involvement events we are able to give your student so much more.

The Key Annual Fund keeps tuition costs lower, improvements to technology, campus enhancements, staff development and training.

Additionally, when we achieve 100% participation (in any amount) by every member of our Board of Directors, faculty & staff and TCS families we become eligible for more grants and funding from outside sources and corporations.

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Board of Directors


Family & Friends


Faculty & Staff

2022/23 Key Annual Fund Goal – $110,000

Tangela McFarlane

Tangela McFarlane

Director of Philanthropy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Tangela McFarlane, Director of Philanthropy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Tangela joined TCS in 2014 as Director of Special Events and in 2021 as Director of Philanthropy, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and her mission is two-fold. To create strategies that enhance fundraising goals through Key Annual Fund, GOAL, Multiple Fundraisers, Grants, and Foundations, and to foster relationships to support inclusion in all areas of The Cottage School. “Philanthropy is where passion and creativity connect, and I am thankful to be a part of a community that aligns with my innate abilities and business attributes.”

Tangela grew up in Mobile, AL, with additional career moves to Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. With a background in accounting and auditing from Florida A&M University and a BA degree, Tangela brings a wealth of real-world knowledge of budgeting, time management and the organization needed to manage and execute events on all levels. Her involvement with non-profits and fundraising spans more than twenty-five years in partnership with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Morehouse College Renaissance Room-Clothes Closet, The King Center’s-Coretta Scott King Desert Rose Book Launch, BET/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, The Galloway School, and Every Woman Works, Inc., to name a few. Besides being actively involved at TCS, Tangela is an avid lover of the Arts.

Kim Weber

Kim Weber

Director of Special Events & Alumni Affairs

Kim Weber, Director of Special Events & Alumni Affairs

Kim Weber joined The Cottage School in July 2018, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector. Through her eleven-year employment with the City of Roswell, she has developed strong community relationships with elected officials, business owners and residents in the greater North Fulton area. Kim works tirelessly to make new connections and to keep the community engaged and excited about what The Cottage School offers. She has made it her personal mission to share Roswell’s “best kept secret,” and ensure that the students and staff at The Cottage School have the necessary funding to stay at the forefront of special education.

Ways to Give

Georgia GOAL

Through Georgia’s Education Expense Credit, the GOAL Scholarship Program allows taxpayers to play a vital role in improving K-12 educational opportunities. As Georgia’s leading student scholarship organization, in partnership with 139 participating schools, GOAL is providing thousands of children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning – “GOAL.”

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education gives families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to The Cottage School’s earnings online!

Kroger Community Rewards

Enroll in Kroger Rewards and money from each purchase will go back to The Cottage School.

Publix Partners

Based on a minimum earning of $250 per quarter, The Cottage School will receive a check as often as four times a year.

Amazon Smile

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to The Cottage School.

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Thank You to Our Community Partners!