It’s hard to imagine what Worthington Christian Schools would be today without the generous financial blessings and sacrifices made by our community. Since 1973, many have walked with us as together we prepare young men and women to engage this ever-changing world for Jesus Christ. We are indeed blessed and thankful.If you would like to talk confidentially to someone about supporting WCS? Contact Polly Shoemaker, director of advancement, at 614-410-4231.
You’re likely familiar with the term “capital campaign.” A capital campaign is an intensive, organized, fundraising effort to secure gifts for a specific capital projects like facilities. Unlike annual gifts or annual campaigns, capital gifts are pledged and paid over a specific period usually three to five years. WCS is in the midst of its first solo capital campaign entitled Forward. Together. to consolidate, realign, renovate, and construct facilities.
The WCS Foundation was established in 2012 for the express purpose of giving families a vehicle to create funds or contribute to existing funds intended for the future growth and development of WCS. The WCS Foundation is housed at The Columbus Foundation where gifts are invested in socially responsible stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The proceeds from investments are either reinvested or distributed back to WCS for their intended purpose. A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish a new fund, but families are welcomed to contribute donations of any size to these existing accounts.
In a day and age of special interest giving, the need for unrestricted gifts (gifts made without limitations) is escalating. Unrestricted gifts to the WCS Fund enables school leaders to act nimbly and decisively at moments when doing so can make a real difference. For example, providing just a little more financial aid for the promising student of a single parent; enhancing a start-up package for a brilliant faculty candidate; improving the lights and sound in the auditorium for an upcoming theatrical production; replacing worn-out equipment in the strength and training room, or defraying expenses for faculty and coaches who engage students outside the classroom in discussions about God, school, relationships, and life in general. The WCS Fund touches every area of the school—literally! Think of it as the Five A’s of the WCS Fund.