Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2012/2013 ELCA Fund - Investing in the Mission
Total Given as of 5/31/13 = $240,924.93
What is the ELCA Fund?
The ELCA Fund is a yearly fundraising appeal to bridge the gap between the total cost of operating our school and tuition revenue. Contrary to popular belief, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. It takes tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that ELCA offers including smaller classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional academics, fine arts, and athletic programs, more personal attention, and an unapologetically Christian foundation for our students.
Your gift to the ELCA Fund helps us to keep tuition increases to a minimum. Large increases in tuition could prohibit the opportunity of an ELCA Education to many families. Also, gifts to the ELCA Fund are tax deductible where tuition is not.
Where do the dollars go?
Gifts to the ELCA Fund - Excellence supplement our operating budget and provide resources for the school's immediate needs. These needs include faculty/staff development, technology, program support for all levels of the school, and facility maintenance. Ten percent of all money given to Excellence will go towards our Minimester, World Impact Day, and the World Impact Project for global outreach with the gospel.
Gifts to the Families Helping Families Fund, provides tuition assistance to families who are struggling to keep their children at ELCA or to new families who desire a Christian Education for the children. The donations given to this fund in 2011/2012 helped bring many siblings back to ELCA and unite families at one school. It also helped to bring new students to ELCA who are now hearing the word of God taught daily in the classroom for the first time ever!
Gifts to the Technology for the Future Fund, will help to enhance the learning environment and computer offerings for our students. Initiatives include completion of the SMART Boards in all classrooms, SMART Response Units, High School computer lab update, wireless infrastructure replacement, iPad Pilot Program, and mobile computing cart for classroom usage.
How can my donation make a difference?
Every gift makes a difference, regardless of the amount. For some families the gift could be as small as $5 - $10. For others it could be hundreds or thousands of dollars. Giving comes from the heart. We encourage you to pray and give according to your means to support our ministry. Also, increased participation in giving by the ELCA community, including our board, faculty/staff, parents, and alumni helps pave the way for future support from outside corporations and foundations.
Ways to Give to ELCA
ELCA accepts gifts in a number of different ways including, cash, credit cards, appreciated stock, and matching gifts. ELCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Therefore gifts to the school are tax deductible. If you would like to make a gift, please contact Vickie Floyd in the Development office at (770) 957-2927, extension 301 or donate online via the Support ELCA tab of our website.
2012/2013 ELCA Fund Update
Total Given to ELCA Fund Excellence - $82,815.37
Total Given to Families Helping Families Fund - $46,161.94
Total Given to the Technology for the Future Fund - $111,947.62
Grand Total as of 5/31/13 = $240,924.93
If you have any questions regarding the ELCA Fund, please contact Vickie Floyd at (770) 957-2927, extension 301 or email email@example.com
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