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Year End Gifts

GCA Family,

Merry CHRISTmas!  We hope all of you had a chance to attend one of the Fine Arts productions to get you in the Christmas spirit.  They were absolutely amazing! Thank you, students and the Fine Arts department for representing our school and glorifying our Lord and Savior.  

Two weeks ago, we sent out a letter asking everyone to partner with us and give an end of the year technology “Christmas Gift” to the school.  We have received gifts ranging from $20.00 to $5000.00, for a total of $26,250.00.  We are over a third of the way to our goal, with three weeks left until the end of the year. Attached is a menu of the items we need to completely update our network.

The important thing is that we all need to give.  GCA is a stand-alone entity, and unfortunately has no other source of income other than tuition and fundraising events.  If we as a school are to continue to improve and stay true to our mission, we must all commit to give at some level.

We are now just days away from opening the high school campus! With this move we will be able to alleviate some of the traffic and give the church back some of their space. The church has been kind and gracious enough to let us lease their space over the past 9 years. Please join us in thanking them for being so generous. 

As we continue to strive for excellence in all phases of our school, please know your help is needed now and in the future. We are in the process of starting to plan for the next phases of school improvement, which include:

  • Classrooms
  • Fine Arts Building
  • Gymnasium / Baseball Field
  • Student Center/ Cafeteria

Many of you will decide where to appropriate your assets and hard earned resources over the next few weeks. I would like to pose the question: What mission and investment could be more important than helping your school equip your children, to impact the world for Jesus Christ?  

Please partner with us!

Here are the 4 easiest and most beneficial ways for you to give to GCA: 

1. Give cash. Cash is an easy way to give each year and can be used to prepay a pledge. To make a one-time gift or a monthly pledge over a three year period, go to GCAGIVE.COM or we would love to talk to you. 

2. Give appreciated stock or other property/real estate. When you give stock or property to GCA, we’ll sell it and you won’t have to pay all the capital gains tax you would have paid had you sold it yourself. Your gift will be deductible at its full fair market value on its date of delivery if you have held it for more than one year. 

3. Invest in a life income plan, or another of the charitable estate planning strategies that are available. A life income gift provides you with payments for the rest of your life and GCA with support thereafter. If you use appreciated securities that you’ve owned longer than a year to fund the gift, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction based, in part, on the charitable portion of the securities’ full value, in addition to eliminating up-front capital gains tax. 

4. Donate an insurance policy. A gift of a life insurance policy you no longer need makes a perfect year-end gift. To qualify as a deductible gift, GCA must become the policy owner. For most types of insurance policies, your tax deduction is usually the cost basis or the fair market value of the policy—whichever is less. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. On behalf of GCA, We would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please continue to be in prayer for our school. 

Blessings, 

Robbie Mason                           Brad Myers 

Headmaster                               Director of Development

 rmason@gcalions.com          bmyers@gcalions.com 

615-591-3017                            615-578-3021 

Grace Christian is a 501 (c) (3), and contributions to the school are tax deductible upon compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.

Opportunities for Year End Giving

Fiber Multi-Mode SFP Module 12 @ $30 Total: $360
Computer Cart for Chrome Books 1 @ $600 Total: $600
Epson Classroom Speakers 12 @ $110 Total: $1320
Ubiquiti UniFi AC Pro Wireless Access Point 10 @ $150 Total: $1500
Projector Wall Mount 12 @ $150 Total: $1800
New Networking Cable Runs 30 @ $75 Total: $2250
Kramer Via Go Wireless Presentation System 12 @ $350 Total: $4200
Lenovo Server 1 @ $6000 Total: $6000
Epson 520 Projector 12 @ $700 Total: $8400
Ubiquiti UniFi POE Gigabit Switch 9 @ $1000 Total: $9000
Copiers for both campuses 1 @ $5800 Total: $5800
  2 @ $7600 Total: $15,200
Security Camera System for High School 1 @ $13,000 Total: $13,000
    GRAND TOTAL: $69,430