Kick-Off Event Update
Metrolina Christian Academy is overwhelmed and humbled by the generous and faithful giving of so many of our school families and friends during the 4-week Kick-Off Event for the 2021-22 Cornerstone Fund. And we THANK YOU for your spirit of generosity!
THANK YOU for coming together as a community and raising $264,794.23 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 $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.
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 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
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.
"We love MCA. The impact MCA has in our lives and our kids’ lives on a daily basis is a blessing. We love our MCA teachers, love that we see the same faces year over year, and love to see our kids build loving relationships with teachers who aren’t afraid of showing their love back. We love that the staff at MCA are helping to mold respectful and well-disciplined children and young adults with the most loving and gentle hands. We cherish the conversations we have at home about lessons learned at chapel, how they are interpreting the lessons, and how the lessons apply to their lives. We know that being at MCA, our kids are building a strong foundation in Christ for life.
We love that MCA makes sending our children to school possible with programs like TRIP, where we get a percentage of funds going towards tuition, when we buy gift cards to make everyday purchases like gas, groceries, clothes, and even vacations. We appreciate being part of MCA by volunteering, whether it is on campus serving lunches to teachers, helping with a set for a play, or taking laminated pages home to cut out for a teacher to use in their classroom. We believe that being able to support MCA financially is also a blessing.
When we think of the Cornerstone Fund, we know that our family will benefit from the improvements and growth in how the funds will be used, but more than that, we know that the funds will benefit more families in the future. The knowledge that we are helping grow a school that can mold so many lives in the future is so important to us."
- The Tucker Family
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.