Obtaining the necessary financial resources to provide an excellent Christ-focused education is an ongoing challenge. Tuition revenues alone do not meet the financial needs of Christian schools and thus, our students are dependent upon the kindness of donors to meet these vital needs. We appreciate your gifts, great and small, and THANK YOU for your prayers and support. Several gift options are available to those who desire to invest in the education of our students.
The WCS Foundation was established for the purpose of allowing donors an opportunity to give gifts for the future growth and development of Worthington Christian Schools through several different vehicles:
- Endowment Fund—All gifts are invested to preserve the capital and allow for its accumulation as a long-term investment fund held for the lifetime benefit of Worthington Christian Schools, Inc. Interest and earned income generated from the fund are used for awards for students and staff, financial assistance to students and families, and provides funds to meet current and ongoing capital improvement needs not funded through other sources.
- Foundation Gifts—These gifts are for specific purposes such as capital needs, etc. These gifts can be held short-term or long-term depending on the desires of the donor and needs of the school. Some examples of gifts are:
Gifts of cash • securities, real estate, life insurance, and personal property.
Planned Giving • wills, life insurance, trust, memorial or tribute gifts.
WCS’s Annual Fund is an annual fundraising campaign which runs from July 1 through June 30 each year. Various fundraising events support this fund. Donor contributions to the WCS Annual Fund campaign are earmarked to supplement the schools’ annual operating costs including student financial assistance, teacher professional development, teacher salaries, and other areas of need at the discretion of school administrators.
The Adopt-A-Student Fund is an annual tuition assistance program for those individuals, businesses, or families who wish to sponsor a portion or all of a student’s tuition for the school year. Donors to this fund are also asked to pray for children in the program as well!
The Kid’s Legacy Classic is WCS’s only student-led fundraiser. This letter-writing campaign supports not only WCS’s Community Impact Day, but also capital improvement funds, as specified by the building principals, that will directly impact the students’ school experience. All of our students, kindergarten through grade 12, spend the day involved in community service and worship.
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. There are even corporate programs that will donate dollars for volunteer hours donated on behalf of their employees to local non-profit organizations. These programs are a great way for companies to support education, and a chance for you to double or even triple your gift!
Worthington Christian Schools is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore qualifies for these types of programs. We’ve put together a list of local corporate matching gift programs along with a link to each program’s requirements. These links provide details on how to initiate a matching gift with your employer. Most companies have matching gift forms available through their personnel office that you fill out and mail to us. We do the rest — it’s that simple!
For more information on any of the above giving opportunities, please contact Polly Shoemaker, Director of Development (614.410.4231; email@example.com). Donations may be mailed to the WCS Development Office, 6675 Worthington-Galena Road, Worthington, OH 43085.