Annual Cornerstone Fund
Kick-Off Event Update
October 31st - November 18th, 2022
Metrolina Christian Academy is overwhelmed and humbled by the generous and faithful giving of so many of our school families and friends during the 3-week Kick-Off Event for the 2022-23 Cornerstone Fund. And we THANK YOU for your spirit of generosity!
THANK YOU for coming together as a community and raising $259,265.34 for our students and school! God has truly taken our best offerings and multiplied them for His Kingdom.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. - Psalm 118:23
MCA will begin investing the funds raised during the Kick-Off Event as soon as possible, so they can start making a tangible difference on our campus in upgraded technology, enhancements to programs, campus improvements and more.
THANK YOU for believing in and supporting the work God is doing through MCA. Your financial gifts to the annual Cornerstone Fund allow MCA to stay strong and grow in its mission to prepare our students to be difference makers for the cause of Christ.
THANK YOU for standing with MCA to advance the mission of educating our young people for the cause of Christ! It was wonderful to see our school family come together to make a difference for the Kingdom.
About The Kick-Off Event
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 $500,000 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.
The Cornerstone Fund
As MCA enters the 2022-23, we are celebrating a milestone….30 years of excellence in Kingdom education! We’ve chosen Philippians 3:13 to serve as our verse for this special school year, which says, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Our heart is for God to never be satisfied with where we are as a school but to continue to seek all that God has for us in the future.
For our 30th school year, our theme is “WE ARE METROLINA”, and it embodies all that we’ve strived to be as a school through the years…a community that loves, shares the Truth, strives for excellence, and is a place to belong. It continues to be our heart to come together as a school community to live courageously for the Lord and be a beacon of hope to all we encounter. Our world desperately needs to see a people who are not discouraged or afraid and that we would use that testimony to point others to Christ. #WEAREMETROLINA
You can make this possible with your faithful gift to the 2022-23 Cornerstone Fund. By investing above and beyond, you are ensuring MCA can continue to teach and train with excellence and equip our young people for Kingdom living, who will impact their homes, churches, communities, and beyond as Warriors for Christ.
To learn more about why the Cornerstone Fund is our most critical yearly fundraising effort, watch this video.
The opening phrase of John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, He gave…” This verse reminds us that we are never more like God than when we give out of love – our time, talents, and treasures. Your gift to the Annual Cornerstone Fund allows MCA to stay strong and grow in its mission to prepare our students to be difference makers for the cause of Christ.
Thank you for loving MCA and advancing our mission! Together, we are METROLINA!
So that the generation to come might know Him. – Psalm 78:6
Our goal for the 2022-23 Cornerstone Fund is $500,000. Your gifts to the 2022-23 Cornerstone Fund will be invested in the following areas:
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 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
- outdoor learning environment
- 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 - new high school & middle school educational buildings/classrooms, track & field, outdoor athletic complex, Math & Science, Technology & Visual Arts, and the new Performing Arts & Student Center
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.
Determine your gift amount and give by June 30th. The Advancement Office provides monthly email reminders.
Pledge By Mail - Please complete Donation Form and mail to: Metrolina Christian Academy / P.O. Box 1460 / Indian Trail, NC 28079 / Attn: Advancement Office
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.
During the 2nd week (Nov. 7 - Nov. 11) of the Kick-Off Event, students will get the opportunity to donate their spare change to Penny Wars, a fun and spirited coin collection competition. Lower School and Middle School grades compete to collect coins and dollar bills. There's a twist...pennies have positive points and silver change and dollar bills have negative points! So the goal is not to raise the most money but to have the best point total at the end....Let the Penny Wars begin!
Metrolina Christian Academy 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.