Annual Cornerstone Fund
The Cornerstone Fund
Our 2019-20 school theme is "ONE FOCUS" with Micah 6:8 serving as our inspiration, which states, "He has told you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
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 $350,000 with the monies raised to be invested in the following areas (by percentage of amount raised):
Expanding and improving our facilities so we can continue to offer exceptional academic, arts, and athletic programs, along with better student life and improved safety.
STEAM initiatives, enhanced curriculum, and more course offerings.
|Sponsor-A-Child Tuition Assistance
Helps families who need short-term financial assistance to be a part of the MCA family.
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 family, grandparents 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, mobile iPad labs, Lower School and Early Education playground equipment, tuition assistance, professional development, athletic scoreboards, band instruments, campus improvements - such as covered walkways and new flooring for classrooms, and funding for building projects - outdoor athletic complex, Math & Science, Technology & Visual Arts, and the new Performing Arts & Student Center.
MCA is excited and humbled to share we that we raised $467,258.32 during the 2018-19 school year. Praise God for His abundance and for providing so many generous donors who believe in the work we are doing at MCA! Click here to view how these funds were invested in our students and campus.
The Kick-Off Event - "One Focus"
September 23rd - October 18th
Each year, MCA kicks-off 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 $350,000 Faith Goal for the Cornerstone Fund as possible. The monies raised will be 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 or a reoccurring gift/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 Warrior Challenge
In honor of MCA celebrating its 27th year as a distinctively Christian school, we are asking every family to pour out a blessing on MCA and meet the Warrior Challenge. Make it a one-time gift or a recurring gift/pledge (for 10 months). Learn more about our three giving levels for the Warrior Challenge below:
$250 or more (or pledge $25/month for 10 months)
Every student in the family receives the 2019-20 Cornerstone Fund T-Shirt.
$750 or more (or pledge $75/month for 10 months)
All members of the family (students and 2 parents) receive the 2019-20 Cornerstone Fund T-Shirt.
$2,500 or more (or pledge $250/month for 10 months)
Receive 2 adult MCA Jackets plus all members of the family (students and 2 parents) receive the 2018-19 Cornerstone Fund T-Shirt.
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. The goals and rewards for each division are listed below:
Early Education Center
Reward: Drawstring bag for every student in the EEC.
Reward: Fun Day on campus with carnival games, giant slide, and obstacle course.
Reward: Extended Lunch with Food Trucks
Reward: Extended Lunch with Food Trucks
During the 3rd week (Oct 7 - Oct. 11) of the Kick-Off Event, students will get the opportunity to have "ONE FOCUS" at MCA by donating 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, 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.