Leaving a legacy for generations to come.
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 WC and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and minimize its impact on a donor’s estate.
The WC 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 WC. The WC 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 WC 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 WC 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 WC 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.
Jack and Betty Anne Jeffrey Scholarship Fund
This restricted fund directs investment earnings and dividends to provide scholarships to WC seniors who might otherwise not be able to go on the annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Lillian St. Clair Fund
This is a restricted fund where investment earnings and dividends are to be used for general WC operation expenses as determined by the current WC Administration and Board of Directors.
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.
New Teacher Welcome Fund
This is a restricted fund designed to assist elementary teachers new to WC outfit and personalize their classroom by purchasing materials not covered by the operating budget.