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“Instruct those who are rich in this present world...to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, and ready to share.”  
1 Timothy 6:17

For more than 25 years, Metrolina Christian Academy has been providing our students with a Christ-centered biblically based education of spiritual and academic excellence.  We are passionate about educating the ‘next generation’ for Christ and preparing them for Kingdom living.   

With the assistance of the Advancement Office, MCA is also committed to involving you, our families and friends, in the school’s daily efforts, annual fundraising efforts and vision casting for the future.  We do this by providing opportunities for you to invest your time, talents and financial resources.  MCA is dependent on the generosity of donors and volunteers to help advance the vision and mission of our school’s ministry.  We seek your involvement and financial support, and covet your prayers for MCA.

There are many opportunities to invest in Kingdom education at MCA with your tax-deductible gifts.  Give to the Annual Cornerstone Fund, serve as an event sponsor for the Warrior Clay Classic and Golfers’ Challenge, support the Boosterthon Fun/Color Runs, designate a gift to a specific project on campus or remember/honor a loved one.   Gifts to MCA are also eligible for corporate matching gifts to double your giving potential. 

Your generosity doesn’t just provide ‘more things’.  You are investing in the lives of young people who are being trained to be world changers for Christ.  Because of you, MCA is fulfilling our mission to equip young people for Kingdom living, who will impact their homes, churches, communities and beyond as Warriors for Christ.  You are leaving a legacy…”so that the generation to come might know Him.” – Psalm 78:6 

Thank you for supporting and advancing the vision and mission of Metrolina Christian Academy!

 

Metrolina Christian Academy, as a ministry of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You should consult legal/financial advisors, however, to determine the tax implications & deductibility of any gift.

How to Give

When you give to grow the ministry at Metrolina Christian Academy, the dividends do not stop.  Your investment in Kingdom education is multiplied many times over in the lives of our young people and in the generations to come.

Always remember that no gift is too small.  Just like the loaves and fishes, God has a unique way of multiplying our best for His Kingdom.

Please consider one of the following ways to bless MCA and its students.

Give Online Now

Make your monthly recurring gift or one-time gift through Metrolina's secure donation page.  Gifts can be made via credit card/debit card online. You may also contact Shea Braswell at 704-882-3375 x7911. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

GIVE ONLINE NOW

Check/Cash/Credit

Make your donation by check, cash or credit card.  Please complete Donation Form,
Checks, payable to MCA, and Credit Cards can be mailed to:   Metrolina Christian Academy / PO Box 1460 / Indian Trail, NC 28079  / Attn: Advancement Office.

Cash, along with the completed Donation Form, can be brought to the Advancement Office.

Pledge

A great way to maximize the impact of your gift.  Give a more manageable monthly recurring gift over a period of time.  (Ex. $100 a month for 12 months = $1,200). To be paid in full by June 30th.  Pledge reminders are e-mailed monthly.

PLEDGE ONLINE 
DONATION FORM (PRINTABLE)

Mail to:  Metrolina Christian Academy / PO Box 1460 / Indian Trail, NC 28079 / Attn:  Advancement Office  OR  email to Shea Braswell.

Text to Give

A convenient 'on the go' option to support MCA! Text Metrolina to 50155.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 parent companies and corporate foundations currently match employees’ gifts to non-profit organizations, like Metrolina Christian Academy. If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, you can double your contribution to MCA! Click here to see if your employer will match your donation!

Gifts-in-Kind

The possibilities for giving "in-kind" are limitless.  MCA uses many goods and services, especially those related to the building campaign.  A tax benefit may be realized by the donor.  The value of the donation is determined by the donor and according to IRS regulations.

Questions about donating Gifts-In-Kind, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.

Honorariums/Memorial Gifts

A donation made to honor a loved one or special friend. There are many occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, special event or In Memory of an individual) for a special gift. The donor receives a gift acknowledgement, and a notification of the gift (amount not included) is sent to the individual the donor designates.

Questions about Honorariums or Memorial Gifts, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.

Designated Gift

Your donation to MCA can be used for a specific purpose at the school (i.e. band program, drama department, building campaign, girls' varsity basketball team, art department, mission team, etc.)

Questions about making a Designated Gift, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.

Volunteer Grant Programs

Some companies offer their employees grant dollars for volunteer hours served to eligible non-profit organizations . Check with your company's Human Resource office to determine if such a program is available.

MATCHING GIFTS

Metrolina Christian Academy, as a ministry of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You should consult legal/financial advisors, however, to determine the tax implications & deductibility of any gift.

FAQs

Below are questions regarding the Annual Cornerstone Fund.  If you do not find an answer you are looking for, please contact Dana Bostic in the Advancement Office.

What is the Annual Cornerstone Fund?

The Cornerstone Fund is our annual giving initiative for Metrolina Christian Academy. It is our first giving priority where everyone associated with our school is asked to give a financial gift during the school year. This gift is in addition to tuition and fees and any other money you may give MCA throughout the year.

For MCA, the Cornerstone Fund is our most critical fundraising effort because it supports all students (Early Education through 12th grade) and programs by providing for enhancements and improvements that are not otherwise covered by tuition.

What does the Annual Cornerstone Fund support?

Contributions go towards enhancements and improvements in the academic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits for all MCA students.

  • Early Education
  • Technology
  • Academics
  • Financial assistance for students
  • Fine arts
  • Athletics
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Professional development
  • Campus improvements
  • Playgrounds

Why does MCA ask us for donations in addition to what we already pay in tuition and fees?

Tuition does not cover the total cost to educate your child. Contributing to the Annual Cornerstone Fund at MCA is one of the most critical ways to help the school continue its mission of educating young people for the cause of Christ. And by giving above and beyond tuition, MCA can keep tuition at a more reasonable level for all those seeking a biblically based Kingdom education. Your tax deductible gift – whether it is $2,500 or $25 – works to make a difference in the life of each student.

Why not raise tuition if more is needed to cover the cost of educating each student?

A goal of MCA is to provide a strong biblically based Kingdom education to all who seek it; therefore, we strive to keep tuition reasonable. When tuition does increase, it is for the purpose of improving teacher and staff pay and benefits, and the overall operating budget of the school. Although tuition covers a large portion of the operating costs of the school, it does not provide for the continued growth and development needs of MCA. This is the purpose of the Annual Cornerstone Fund, MCA’s first priority giving initiative – to help raise additional funds for school enhancements and the development of academic and extracurricular programs at MCA.

How much should we give?

Each family is asked to prayerfully consider the amount they can give to the Annual Cornerstone Fund. We pray that current families and friends of the school will give as generously as possible and that it is in keeping with their capacity to give. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, is a blessing. Please give what you can and demonstrate your faith in our school.

How do we give?

The easiest way to make a gift is to use the secure online giving option (go to top right on this page). You can also make a gift by check (payable to Metrolina Christian Academy) and send to:
Metrolina Christian Academy
PO Box 1460
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Attn: Advancement Office

For more information, please contact Dana Bostic in the Advancement Office at 704-882-3375 or email Dana Bostic.

Can I/we make a matching gift?

Many employers are willing to match your gift to MCA. Click here to see if your employer will match your donation!  You may also contact your human resources office to determine if your company will match. Complete the matching gift (most are now available online) and send it in with your gift.  It’s that easy! 

Are contributions tax-deductible?

Yes, they are tax-deductible, because MCA, as a ministry of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We recommend you consult with your accountant or tax advisor for specific guidance on your gift.

When does the Annual Cornerstone Fund begin and end? How about the Kick-Off Event?

Although the Cornerstone Fund raises money all year long (July 1st - June 30th) with several special events and programs, MCA makes an intentional effort to raise as much as possible during its four-week campaign, known as the Kick-Off Event for the Cornerstone Fund. The Kick-Off Event for the 2018-19 Cornerstone Fund is September 24th - October 12th.  We make this big push to raise most of our $350,000 Faith Goal during this four-week campaign, so we can start investing the money right away in the programs and enhancements that directly impact our students.

If you are unable to give during the Kick-Off Event, you have until June 30, 2019 to give in support of the Cornerstone Fund at MCA.

Can I pledge a gift amount and pay at a later date?

Yes! You can pledge a gift amount to the Annual Cornerstone Fund at anytime during the school year and make recurring payments. This is a great way to maximize the impact of your gift by giving a greater amount over a period of time.  For example, donate $100 per month for 12 months = $1,200.  

The Advancement Office will record your pledge and send you monthly reminders so you can fulfill your gift commitment to MCA by June 30th. 

Although MCA makes a big push to raise money during a four week period in the fall (known as the Kick-Off Event for the Cornerstone Fund), we raise money all year long (July 1st - June 30th).

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Can we make our gift anonymously?

Yes, when you make your donation, please make note that you would like to be anonymous and we will gladly honor your request.

Does First Baptist Church of Indian Trail (FBCIT) contribute financially to MCA?

As a ministry of First Baptist Church, MCA receives constant prayer and support from the church. From a financial standpoint, FBCIT contributes to the operating budget of MCA by providing the use of its buildings and various other services.

Am I expected to give to the Cornerstone Fund if I am also supporting the Limitless Building Campaign?

MCA relies on your gifts to the Cornerstone Fund to support all areas, including academics, technology, athletics, art, drama, campus improvements, and financial aid – the costs of educating students that exceed tuition. While the Cornerstone Fund is our first priority in giving at MCA, it is our prayer that you will also prayerfully support the school's capital campaign opportunities, like the Limitless Building Campaign.

Gifts to the Cornerstone Fund help us live, while gifts to the Limitless Building Campaign help us grow.

Metrolina Christian Academy, as a ministry of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You should consult legal/financial advisors, however, to determine the tax implications & deductibility of any gift.

Make a Donation

Contact

Dana Bostic
Director of Advancement
704.882.3375 x7901

Shea Braswell
Assistant to Director of Advancement
Parent Relations
704.882.3375 x7911

Mailing Address

Metrolina Christian Academy
PO Box 1460
Indian Trail, NC  28079

Attn: Advancement Office