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. Last year’s Annual Fund events helped complete schoolwide technology infrastructure, finalize elementary iPad deployment, purchase a mini-tour bus, make more needs-based scholarships available, assist with new storage facilities, and fund a Founder’s Day Annual Family Celebration.
Focus of 2016-2017 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 have three main events: the Fall Annual Fund Drive, the Boosterthon Fun Run, and the Golf and Tennis Classic.
We encourage every NRCA family to give a minimum gift of $250 to the Annual Fund Drive, but many families give between $1000 to $25,000. You can give online or make checks payable to NRCA and mail to: North Raleigh Christian Academy, Annual Fund, 7300 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27616.
- Annual Fund Drive - Fall of 2016
- Boosterthon - April 3-13, 2017 (Fun Run April 13, 2017)
- Golf and Tennis Classic - May 1, 2017 at Hasentree Country Club
Boosterthon Fun Run: April 13, 2017
The 2017 Boosterthon begins April 3, 2017 and concludes with the Fun Run on April 13, 2017. Everyone grab your tickets and popcorn! The new Boosterthon character theme is BACKYARD BOX OFFICE, a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. This amazing new theme will take students on a step-by-step journey of how to make a difference in their world. Boosterthon’s production crew traveled the country to bring your students movies about five REAL kids dedicated to making people’s lives better. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kid difference-makers will inspire your students to practice the five “Character Acts” so they can also make an impact in their community.
- FIND A NEED: Our students will learn how to FIND A NEED with Aidan, two-time TEDx speaker and founder of the nonprofit Aidan Cares.
- WRITE A PLAN: Next, they’ll learn how to WRITE A PLAN with Connor, wizard programmer and inventor of an app that increases school spirit and attendance.
- RALLY A TEAM: They’ll also learn how to RALLY A TEAM with Alex, founder of Brickshare, a movement that enables kids to share Legos with other less fortunate kids.
- LAUNCH IT NOW: After that, they’ll learn how to LAUNCH IT NOW with Trisha, developer of an anti-cyberbullying app and a Global Finalist in the 2014 Google Science Fair.
- GRIT IT OUT: Finally, your students will learn how to GRIT IT OUT with Winter, Guinness world record-holder for being the youngest person to run a marathon on every continent.
Our students will have an up-close look at how to make a difference right in their own backyard, told by kids just like them. The middle school and high school will have a unique opportunity for involvement by participating in the Color Run. 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!
Golf & Tennis Classic: May 1, 2017
The Golf and Tennis Classic is one of the most exciting events of the year. Seventy-two golfers and twenty-four tennis players along with event sponsors, hole sponsors, and auction donors help raise more than $100,000. Parents and friends can play, support others who play, sponsor a corporate team, sponsor a golf hole, and/or provide an auction gift. If you would like to play golf or tennis, advertise your business, and/or provide an auction gift, contact Tonya Hayward (firstname.lastname@example.org), Karen Blom (email@example.com), or Dr. Sherrill (firstname.lastname@example.org). Over the years, the Golf and Tennis Classic has provided many wonderful educational enhancements including a grand piano, greenhouse, pool bleachers, school buses, SMARTBoards, 70” high definition televisions, video projectors, and needs-based scholarship funds. It also helped to make the Next Step major school expansion a reality.
Other Ways of Giving:
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.
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.
The Parent Volunteer Association (PVA)
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 Athletic and Marching Band Booster Club
If you are not a member, consider joining. 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).
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