Ways to Give
Supporting Excellence In Christian Education
Donations make a difference in many ways for our school ministry. We seek to glorify the Lord through our mission of Christian education excellence for our students and their families.
Knights Annual Fund
We are officially kicking off the 24th Leaving a Legacy giving year with the 2019-2020 Knights Annual Fund Drive. The generous support of our school family, grandparents, and friends allows NRCA to fund many wonderful projects outside general tuition dollars. Through the 2018-2019 “Practicing the Kindness of Jesus” giving year, NRCA was able to renovate our elementary playground with two new playground structures and a rubberized playground surface. The Knights Tennis Complex was also completely renovated with the installation of a new rubberized Mondo playing surface, new nets, logoed windscreens, and scoring cards. Both of these projects were funded through our Leaving a Legacy Giving Events. Earlier projects made possible by the generosity of the NRCA community include the following: funding for tuition assistance, a robotics lab, a STEM lab, a Fine Arts Center grand piano, a greenhouse, minibuses, a coach bus, smart boards, iPads for grades K-12, and canopies for both playgrounds and stadium bleachers, just to name a few.
This year’s Leaving A Legacy Giving Events have a combined goal of raising $180,000 to help fund a much-needed Student Life Center renovation, a new NRCA minibus, our Tuition Assistance Program, and next year’s NRCA 25th Anniversary Celebration & Founder’s Day.
2019-2020 Fundraising Theme: Attitude of Gratitude
The 2019-2020 schoolwide theme is “Attitude of Gratitude.” The definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Since last year’s theme was kindness, this year NRCA would like to show appreciation for and return kindness to all the many blessings God has given to NRCA by showing an “Attitude of Gratitude”. Colossians 2:6-7 says, “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” Likewise, NRCA is firmly rooted in its mission, built up in Him, and established in the faith, resulting in an attitude that overflows with gratitude.
2019-2020 Boosterthon Character Theme: MINDSPARK WILD WEST
NRCA will engage in our annual Boosterthon Fundraiser. We are excited to welcome our Boosterthon Team who bring such great character lessons, enthusiasm, and encouragement to this fun event. The MindSpark kids will be back in action, solving an even bigger mystery with the help of their S.T.E.A.M. skills and strong character. The MindSpark kids win their Character Duels against Bully Malone and his No-Good Gang. Students will learn about Honesty, Gratitude, Generosity, Kindness, and Humility.
Golf & Tennis Classic: May 4, 2020
The Golf and Tennis Classic is one of the most exciting events of the year. Seventy-two golfers and twenty-four tennis players along with event sponsors, hole sponsors, and auction donors help raise more than $100,000. Parents and friends can play, support others who play, sponsor a corporate team, sponsor a golf hole, and/or provide an auction gift. If you would like to play golf or tennis, advertise your business, and/or provide an auction gift, contact Tonya Hayward (firstname.lastname@example.org), Karen Blom (email@example.com), or Dr. Mathes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Over the years, the Golf and Tennis Classic has provided many wonderful educational enhancements including a grand piano, greenhouse, pool bleachers, school buses, SMARTBoards, 70” high definition televisions, video projectors, and needs-based scholarship funds. It also helped to make the Next Step major school expansion a reality.
Other Ways of Giving:
When you make a donation to NRCA, your employer may match your gift. Please check with your human resources office to find out if your contribution is eligible for a match. Also, If you give through the United Way, you can designate your gift to NRCA, as a qualifying non-profit.
Gifts of appreciated stock or other assets, bequests, and charitable gift annuities are all ways to make a tremendous, long-term impact on our school and mission. If you are interested in this type of giving, please consult your financial or tax advisor for the benefits of each charitable donation to determine what best suits your financial situation.
Gifts In Kind
From musical instruments to library books to carpentry tools and computer equipment, if you have an item that you think the school might be able to utilize, please contact the Advancement Office or the specific area of the school that may benefit from this type of donation.
The Parent Volunteer Association (PVA)
Through parents supporting the Target, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and Kroger For Education programs and proceeds of the School Store, School Supply Packs, After School Café, Box Tops, and Cookbooks the Parent Volunteer Association has provided funds for many activities of the school like die cuts, paper cutter, cabinets and a sound system for the Student Life Center, a screen and portable projector, a food warmer, teacher training for SmartBoards and All Kinds of Minds, elementary teacher resources, an iPad cart with 24 iPads for elementary, etc.
The Athletic and Marching Band Booster Club
If you are not a member, consider joining. Membership has its privileges! Find out more on the school website under Campus Life, Booster Club Membership. Through memberships, sporting event gate receipts, concessions, and this year the Innisbrook fundraiser, the Booster Club provides important funding for our athletic and band programs. Funding that continues to enhance these programs, while not impacting the general operating budget. Athletic examples include: athletic uniforms for most sports, referee fees for all games, football helmets, football video system for filming games, headsets for football coaches to communicate during games, and recess equipment. In just the past few years, Booster Club funding for our band program has provided: Color Guard uniforms, Marching Band Flags (annual purchases), Band Uniform Accessories and Supplements, Instrument Cases and Accessories, 3 Tenor Saxophones, 4 Convertible Marching Baritones, Bass Trombone, 4 Concert Toms and Stands, Midi Wind Instrument, DTX-12 Digital Percussion Pad, Stagepass 500 Portable Speaker System for Percussion Pad, Electronic Keyboard, Field Timpani, Video Camera, and Transport Cart (Marching Band).