Ways to Give
Supporting Excellence In Christian Education
Donations make a difference in many ways for our school ministry. We seek to glorify the Lord through our mission of Christian education excellence for our students and their families.
Each year, the Annual Fund provides educational resources, outside of the normal operating budget, which are instrumental in providing excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics for our students.
Focus of 2015-2016 Annual Fund
The 2015 Fall Annual Fund Drive is used to impact our mission in the areas of our greatest need outside the scope of the General Budget and inclusive of our needs-based Scholarship Endowment to support the mission of Kingdom education. Rather than relying on a host of school-wide fundraisers, we encourage every family to give to the Annual Fund a minimum suggested gift of $250. Many employers match employee donations made to qualifying non-profits. NRCA has been blessed by many parents giving through employer matching gift programs that benefit our school through generous giving and volunteer service. Please check with your employer. Gifts given through the United Way can also be designated to benefit NRCA. Give online at www.nrcaknights.com.
- Annual Fund Drive - Fall of 2015
- Boosterthon - Big World Recess - Fun Run March 24, 2016
- Golf and Tennis Classic-May 2, 2016
When you make a donation to NRCA, your employer may match your gift. Please check with your human resources office to find out if your contribution is eligible for a match. Also, If you give through the United Way, you can designate your gift to NRCA, as a qualifying non-profit.
Boosterthon Fun Run: March 24, 2016
The 2016 Boosterthon begins March 14, 2016 and concludes with the Fun Run on March 24, 2016. Elementary students will experience a global fitness theme, “Big World Recess,” all about building character through sports. Students will travel our “big world” learning how to play with character from kids in other cultures. Students will be introduced to REAL kid-athletes who have REAL character. There will be stories from around the world to our school. Our students will touchdown in New York City, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, and Africa learning six Character Plays. The Character Plays are (1) Win With Teamwork: Win Together By Using Others’ Strengths, (2) Win With Curiosity: Ask Big Questions And Explore The Answers To A New World, (3) Score With Practice: Get Better By Trying Over And Over, Wherever You Go, (4) Play With Humility: Showing A Winning Attitude With Every Victory And Defeat, (5) Ride With Confidence: Make A Big Challenge Little By Starting Small, and (6) Run With Endurance: Go A Little Further-Strength Is On The Other Side Of Not Giving Up. The goal is to gather the school community for a fun musical festival experience. The middle school will have a unique opportunity for involvement by participating in the Color Run. We may even include the high school. All middle and high school students will be involved in encouraging lower school students by visiting their classrooms and cheering for them at the Fun Run!
Gifts of appreciated stock or other assets, bequests, and charitable gift annuities are all ways to make a tremendous, long-term impact on our school and mission. If you are interested in this type of giving, please consult your financial or tax advisor for the benefits of each charitable donation to determine what best suits your financial situation.
Gifts In Kind
From musical instruments to library books to carpentry tools and computer equipment, if you have an item that you think the school might be able to utilize, please contact the Advancement Office or the specific area of the school that may benefit from this type of donation.
Other Areas of Giving
Golf & Tennis Classic: May 2, 2016 at The Hasentree Club
Parents, grandparents, friends and corporations of NRCA play golf, tennis and/or sponsor holes in support of the school and our mission of excellence for our students. Over the years, this event has provided so many wonderful educational enhancements including a grand piano, greenhouse, pool bleachers, school buses, SMARTBoards, 70” high definition televisions, video projectors, and scholarship funds. It also helped to make the Next Step major school expansion a reality. More information will be available in the Spring on the school website under Giving, so mark your calendars!
The Parent Volunteer Association:
Through parents supporting the Target, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and Kroger For Education programs and proceeds of the School Store, School Supply Packs, After School Café, Box Tops, and Cookbooks the Parent Volunteer Association has provided funds for many activities of the school like die cuts, paper cutter, cabinets and a sound system for the Student Life Center, a screen and portable projector, a food warmer, teacher training for SmartBoards and All Kinds of Minds, elementary teacher resources, an iPad cart with 24 iPads for elementary, etc.
The Booster Club
If you are not a member, consider joining. And membership has its privileges! Find out more on the school website under Campus Life, Booster Club Membership.
Through memberships, sporting event gate receipts, concessions, and this year the Innisbrook fundraiser, the Booster Club provides important funding for our athletic and band programs. Funding that continues to enhance these programs, while not impacting the general operating budget. Athletic examples include: athletic uniforms for most sports, referee fees for all games, football helmets, football video system for filming games, headsets for football coaches to communicate during games, and recess equipment. In just the past few years, Booster Club funding for our band program has provided: Color Guard uniforms, Marching Band Flags (annual purchases), Band Uniform Accessories and Supplements, Instrument Cases and Accessories, 3 Tenor Saxophones, 4 Convertible Marching Baritones, Bass Trombone, 4 Concert Toms and Stands, Midi Wind Instrument, DTX-12 Digital Percussion Pad, Stagepass 500 Portable Speaker System for Percussion Pad, Electronic Keyboard, Field Timpani, Video Camera, and Transport Cart (Marching Band).
Advancement Office Contact: Dr. Sherrill (919) 573-7913