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.
Each year, the Annual Fund provides educational resources, outside of the normal operating budget, which are instrumental in providing excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics for our students. Last year’s Annual Fund events helped complete schoolwide technology infrastructure, finalize elementary iPad deployment, purchase a mini-tour bus, make more needs-based scholarships available, assist with new storage facilities, and fund a Founder’s Day Annual Family Celebration.
2017-2018 Fundraising Theme: Telling the Story
As we begin our 22nd year of ministry, our school theme is “TELLING THE STORY.” As believers, we are all Kingdom educators, responsible to take the Good News of Jesus Christ to our families, churches, and community with all diligence. We look at every task before us as a special assignment of God and use all our energies (time, talents, and treasures) to accomplish it. More importantly, we do it cheerfully, because “God loves a cheerful giver” (II Corinthians 9:7). The God-Story Journey of NRCA will continue and the lasting legacy of Kingdom education will endure if we are diligent in our calling. We must be “TELLING THE STORY.”
As to fundraising goals for 2017-2018, as we shared last year, we are exploring the development of the Stell property, the building of a lacroose field, development of an elementary picnic/play area, restrooms for these facilities, and parking. Our progress has been slow as we work with the city. More information will be forth coming. We are exploring all options. As mentioned earlier, a portion of this year’s Annual Fund Drive will complete the debt-free funding for the new Knight Weight Training Facility. We will continue to support our Tuition Assistance Program for needy families, Booster Club with the Color Run during Boosterthon, and the bus funds. The Founder’s Day Celebration will continue. We hope to create an element that will include our middle school and high school students and families. We will keep everyone updated on any additions to the fundraising goals and progress on future development.
2017-2018 Boosterthon Character Theme: Castle Quest: Six Virtues of a True Hero
Boosterthon, while a fundraiser, is unique in its focus on character and fitness. This year’s theme, Castle Quest, is no exception. It is an English castle theme all about bravery. On our student’s quest to regain Bravemore Castle, they will learn six virtues of a true hero from a cast of colorful characters. In this year’s Boosterthon event, our students will journey through Castle Quest learning about focus, self-awareness, respect, trustworthiness, creativity, and being a life-learner. What an incredible opportunity to grow our students in their character and impact Kingdom education through our giving!
Golf & Tennis Classic: May 7, 2018
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. Sherrill (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).