Directing Your Gift
What’s your passion?
It’s hard to imagine what Worthington Christian School 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 about supporting WC, contact Polly Shoemaker, director of advancement, by email or at 614-410-4231.
THE WARRIOR INITIATIVE
BUILDING COMMUNITY ONE FAMILY, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
Top-notch academics, flourishing arts, and competitive athletics are just some of WC’s greatest attributes. But what distinguishes WC is community. Since 1973, the Warrior community has a long history of fostering friendships rooted in love. And those ties extend well beyond graduation.
We have kicked off a fundraising campaign dubbed The Warrior Initiative, which includes three specific projects aimed at building community . . .
- By Helping Other | Financial Assistance $125,000
- During Play | Lower School Playgrounds $80,000
- Through Conversations | Upper School Courtyard $90,000
Follow the link to support The Warrior Initiative or to designate your support to one or more of the specific projects.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FUNDS
A life-changing adventure with a purpose.
Since 2000, WCHS has partnered with S.C.O.R.E. International to offer a Senior Capstone trip to the Dominican Republic. The life-changing experience is a highlight for WC graduates.
This biennial trip allows WC graduates to return to the site of their senior capstone experience and to serve alongside fellow alumni. Gifts to this fund assists with trip expenses including serving the physical and spiritual needs of adults and children.
Gifts to this fund enable WC students and alumni to serve the physical and spiritual needs of adults and children when traveling to the Dominican Republic. Projects vary from year-to-year and can range from painting and roofing to purchasing craft supplies and music for VBS.
Gifts to this fund assist WC seniors who fall short of their individual fundraising goal; therefore, making it possible for them to participate in this annual capstone experience. Gifts may not be designated for a specific student.
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.
This restricted fund directs investment earnings toward financial assistance by way of a scholarship to teachers for the purpose of aiding in continuing education. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- The teacher has taught at WC for three or more school years;
- The teacher is pursuing a degree in an area that will benefit students; and
- The teacher has shown a commitment to WC.
Lynda Zimmerman Fund
This restricted fund directs investment 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 Lower School teachers new to WC outfit and personalize their classroom by purchasing materials not covered by the operating budget.
FINANCIAL AID (INCLUDES ADOPT-A-STUDENT AND COVID-19 FAMILY RELIEF FUND)
The gift of a lifetime.
An inherent quality of Christian education is making available financial assistance to mission-minded families who have a qualified financial need. Your gift will lend a hand to 85+ families and 165+ students each school year.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has placed significant financial hardship, including unexpected expenses and lost income from employment, on many families. In response, we established aCOVID-19 Family Tuition Relief Fund to help families continue enrollment at WC by increasing financial aid for the 2020-21 school year. The COVID-19 Family Tuition Relief Fund supplements our Adopt-A-Student financial aid program in order to support the increased number of families requesting and qualifying for financial aid.
KETTERING FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Worship through the performing arts.
Gifts made to the Randy Kettering Family Performing Arts Fund advances WC’s flourishing performing arts program.
About Randy Kettering and Family
Randy and Jane Kettering became associated with Grace Polaris Church (formerly Grace Brethren Church) and WC in the early 1970s where they served until their retirement in June 2018. Randy and Jane have two daughters—Jeni and Jesi—who graduated from WC in 2000 and 2003 respectively.
“Randy has been faithful in his visionary, compassionate leadership. While music and communications have been his focus, his legacy includes that of a teacher, mentor, counselor, gifted artist, supporter, encourager, risk-taker, talent-recognizer, and friend.” —Kettering Performing Arts Fund Supporter
About the Kettering Performing Arts Fund
The Randy Kettering Family Performing Arts Fund has been established to advance Randy’s legacy of investing in others and using performing arts (band, choir, orchestra, and theatre) to bring honor and praise to the name of Jesus. Gifts to the Kettering Performing Arts Fund are used as follows:
- Financial assistance to help students with instrument rentals, school-sponsored performing arts trips, and other such expenses.
- Equipment or other resources identified by the Performing Arts Directors which enhance the performing arts program and are over-and-above WC’s operating budget.
- Partial scholarships for two students who are active participants in the performing arts program, who demonstrate compassionate leadership and use performing arts to glorify God, and who have financial need.
TIMESHARES FOR TEACHERS
Bless a teacher.
The heartbeat of WC is our faculty—the men and women called by God to educate and disciple this and future generations of Warriors for Christ. It is the influence of faculty that alumni and alumni parents mention most often when reflecting on their WC experience.
WC invites you to participate in a program designed to bless our faculty with an opportunity for respite and renewal. We’re seeking families willing to offer the use of the following at no or minimal charge to WC faculty:
- Privately Owned Vacation Homes
- Vacation Packages
- Airline Miles
- Hotel Points
Timeshares for Teachers gives faculty a rejuvenating vacation that they otherwise might not be able to afford.
How the Program Works
- Families express their desire to offer their timeshare, vacation home, etc. by clicking on the button and completing the online form.
- WC finalizes a list of donated opportunities by November 15.
- The list of possibilities is made available to full-time teachers, who in turn, express their interest by December 1.
- Selection is determined by lottery and communicated to teachers by December 15.
- Teachers make initial contact with donors by December 31 to begin making logistical arrangements.
How to Participate
Please submit the Timeshares for Teachers form by November 15. Donations of time at your timeshare, privately owned vacation home, etc. are not eligible for a tax deduction (IRS Publication 526).