The Cornerstone Fund
The Cornerstone Fund is Metrolina Christian Academy's annual giving initiative. It is our first priority of giving where everyone associated with our school is asked to make 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.
Through our annual Cornerstone Fund, you have the opportunity to give the gift of Kingdom education...a gift that impacts eternity for generations to come. This year, MCA's Faith Goal is $450,000 with the monies raised to be invested in the following areas (by percentage of amount raised):
Expanding and improving our facilities and programs so we can continue to offer exceptional academics, technology resources, arts, and athletics, along with better student life and improved safety.
STEAM initiatives, enhanced curriculum, and more course offerings.
MCA considers the annual Cornerstone Fund its most critical fundraising effort because it supports all students and programs (Early Education through 12th grade) by providing for enhancements and resources that are not otherwise covered by tuition. The Cornerstone Fund also serves to support the school's mission in training and equipping our young people to be champions for Christ, as well as provide a strong foundation for the continued growth of MCA's ministry.
The funds raised through the Cornerstone Fund not only provide 'extras' to many of the school's programs sooner than would otherwise be available, but also allows MCA to keep tuition at a more affordable level for all families. Your tax-deductible gift is vital in maintaining and improving educational excellence at MCA. Gifts of any size are a blessing and greatly needed as each one makes a difference in educating our students for the cause of Christ.
Through the annual Cornerstone Fund, the generous support of our school families, grandparents, alumni and friends have allowed us to fund many wonderful enhancements and resources beyond the general budget.
Here's a sampling of major enhancements made possible by the Cornerstone Fund over the last few years:
- new buses for field trips and athletic events
- improved security measures - card-access only doors and security cameras
- STEAM initiatives
- mobile iPad labs
- Lower School and Early Education playground equipment
- tuition assistance
- professional development for staff
- new campus server
- athletic scoreboards
- band instruments
- state of the art digital keyboard for performing arts
- campus improvements - such as covered walkways, new flooring for classrooms and hallways, and new gym floor
- funding for building projects - outdoor athletic complex, Math & Science, Technology & Visual Arts, and the new Performing Arts & Student Center
The Kick-Off Event - "Always a Warrior"
October 25 - November 19, 2021
Each year, MCA begins the annual fundraising efforts of The Cornerstone Fund with its four-week campaign, known as the Kick-Off Event. The Kick-Off Event is an intentional effort to raise as much of our total yearly goal of $450,000 Goal for the Cornerstone Fund as possible. The monies raised during the Kick-Off Event are invested right away in programs and enhancements that directly impact our students. (To learn more about the Cornerstone Fund and how the monies raised will be invested, please click the Cornerstone Fund tab above.)
Your donation can be a one-time gift, a recurring monthly gift or a pledge amount to be fulfilled by June 30th. It can also include a matching gift from your employer, payroll deduction through your employer or even a donation to an ‘open’ United Way Campaign sponsored by your employer.
As MCA celebrates its 29th year as a distinctively Christian school, we are asking every family to pour out a special blessing on our students and school and meet THE WARRIOR CHALLENGE with a one-time gift or a recurring monthly gift. Make your WARRIOR CHALLENGE donation during the Kick-Off Event (Oct. 25 - Nov. 19) to receive the following:
Receive 2 "Always a Warrior" 20oz YETI tumblers plus all members of the family (students and 2 parents) receive the 2021-22 Cornerstone Fund T-Shirt.
Make your gift online now by simply clicking on the secure link:
Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts to make. Outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, credit-card transactions, money orders and wire transfers qualify as cash gifts. All cash gifts are to be made payable to:
Metrolina Christian Academy
Attn: Advancement Office
P.O. Box 1460
Indian Trail, NC 28079
If you would like, you can mail or bring your outright gifts in person to MCA's Advancement Office located in the Upper School Office building. Please attach this printable donation form with your gift.
You will receive a tax receipt via email if your email address is on file or included in the correspondence. Otherwise, a tax receipt will be mailed to the address on the check.
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). Click here to make your recurring monthly gift.
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!
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 a Gift-In-Kind, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.
You may like to consider making your donation in honor or in memory of a loved one. The donor receives a gift acknowledgement, and a notification of the gift (amount not included) is sent to the individual/family the donor designates.
Questions about an Honorarium or Memorial Gift, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.
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, etc.)
Questions about making a Designated Gift, contact Dana Bostic, in the Advancement Office, at 704-882-3375 x7901.
Each year during the Kick-Off Event, MCA sets fundraising goals for each of it's divisions: Early Education, Lower School, Middle School, and High School. The goal is for everyone, including students, to be all in for what God has planned for MCA. If a division meets their fundraising goal, they receive a special reward during the school year. The goals and rewards for each division are as follows:
Early Education Center
GOAL - $20,000 | Reward: Students receive an MCA drawstring bag. Jr. K students receive a Ice Cream Fun Day
GOAL - $88,000 | Reward: Students (Jr. K-5th grade) receive a Ice Cream Fun Day
GOAL - $65,000 | Reward: Students receive extended lunch with Food Trucks
GOAL - $88,000 | Reward: Students receive extended lunch with Food Trucks
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.