“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.

Find out today whether your company offers a donation matching program and double your potential contribution.


Board of Directors


Family & Friends


Faculty & Staff

2023/24 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 believes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and bases her personal and business ethic on that primary belief. As Director of Philanthropy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, her mission is two-fold. To create strategies to enhance fundraising goals through Key Annual Fund, GOAL, Glitter Gala, Grants and Foundations, and to foster relationships to support the inclusion of all areas of The Cottage School.

Tangela was born in Florida and grew up in Mobile, AL, with additional career moves to Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Her greatest accomplishments are being the mother of three adult sons, whom she adores, and a proud supporter of multiple non-profit initiatives.

As the owner of Events Exemplifying Excellence, Inc., she has had the privilege to be of service to nonprofits, corporations, and clients celebrating milestone events, both domestically and internationally. Understanding the need and creatively executing a vision, is her passion and she put that passion to work at The Cottage School from 2014-2019 as the Director of Special Events.

With a background in accounting from Florida A&M University and past careers in auditing, Tangela brings a wealth of real-world knowledge of budgeting, time management and the logistics needed to execute events on all levels. Her involvement with non-profits and fundraising has spanned more than twenty years and includes Chair – Habitat for Humanity Community Family Home Project, Chair – Morehouse College Renaissance Room-Clothes Closet, Executive Planner – The King Center’s-Coretta Scott King Desert Rose Book Launch, Planner – BET/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Planner – The Galloway School, and Planner – Every Woman Works, Inc., just to name a few.

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!