Planned gifts are made in lifetime or at death as part of an individual’s overall financial and estate planning. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for WCS and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and minimize its impact on a donor’s estate.
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:
General Endowment Fund: This is a restricted fund designed to provide a long-term, stable source of revenue for WCS that is not dependent upon tuition.
Above and Beyond in Christ Fund: This is a restricted fund where individuals may acknowledge and thank current and former WCS faculty and staff who made an extraordinary impact on their life. Investment earnings and dividends provide continuing education dollars to faculty and staff, as well as supplemental classroom materials and supplies over-and-above the general operating budget. Give Now
Jack and Betty Anne Jeffrey Scholarship Fund: This restricted fund directs investment earnings and dividends to provide scholarships to WCS seniors who might otherwise not be able to go on the annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Give Now
Lillian St. Clair Fund – This is a restricted fund where investment earnings and dividends are to be used for general WCS operation expenses as determined by the current WCS Administration and Board of Directors. Give Now
Lynda Zimmerman Fund: This restricted fund directs investments earnings and dividends to provide additional dollars to help families who desire a Christian education for their children, as well as student scholarships to families in need. Give Now