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December 4, 2013
Dear Friends of SCS:
Not far from our home, the loggers have harvested trees which were planted years ago. I walked over to the stumps a few days ago and started counting the rings to see the age of the largest tree. The distances between the rings tell a story; they indicate variations in environmental conditions such as drought, heavy rains, and many other details. When is the best time to plant a tree? A Chinese proverb states, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now!”
Statesville Christian School was planted not quite twenty years ago and has been sustained by the commitment of parents, the dedication of teachers, and the gifts of generous friends throughout the changing seasons. We know that our school is ultimately His work and, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain…” (Psalm 127:1).
One of the ways that the Lord has built our house and kept it thriving through the years has been through donations to our Annual Fund, which provides critically needed financial support for our operational budget and tuition assistance for our school families. This year our Annual Fund goal is $200,000.
Fall Match Challenge- You May Double Your Gift to SCS Between Now and December 15th!
This year we want to broaden the participation in our Annual Fund, involving as many friends as possible through our Fall Match Challenge. Here’s how it works: Committed friends of SCS have already pledged to give a total of $50,000 to our Annual Fund! Now it’s our turn for all the rest of our community to match their generosity!
These generous donors need only fulfill their pledges if, through our own giving, the rest of us match the total by December 15th. Every gift that is given between now and December 15th will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the pledged total, up to $50,000.
As of (12/4) we have received approximately $37,000 leaving us with about $13,000 to go to meet our goal of $50,000. Time to the deadline is short and our needs are especially great this year. Would you prayerfully consider your part in giving to the Annual Fund to support our families, our students, and our school? All gifts of any amount will be greatly appreciated and doubled.
We are grateful to those who planted SCS and to those who, through the investment of their time, talent, and treasure, have granted hundreds of children through the years an opportunity for a Christ-centered education. When you invest in SCS you are helping to plant God’s truth in the souls of our children and in the heart of our community. The best time to plant a tree in Statesville for 2033 is now!
Dirk Mroczek Ed.D.
Head of School, Statesville Christian School
Online Donation: Your tax deductible gift of any size is greatly appreciated! Your financial donation on our secure site is an investment in your community and in the future of the next generation. Thank you for helping us to pursue the mission of Statesville Christian School:
Our mission is to train students in partnership with families to think, live, love and lead as Christians through programs of academic excellence based upon a biblical worldview.
If you would like to support Statesville Christian School by becoming a financial partner, please click here to email the Financial Department or mail correspondence to:
Statesville Christian School
1210 Museum Rd.
Statesville, NC 28625
Attn: Melody Cronce
Capital Campaigns: While the Annual Fund supports the operating needs of the school for a given year, Capital Campaigns raise dollars to construct new facilities, renovate existing buildings, and build our endowment. Currently, SCS is looking to expand its Upper School, add more athletic fields and tennis courts, and build additional space for expanded arts and music programming. Families and friends of the school are being called upon to consider a multi-year pledge in order to raise the substantial gifts needed to bring these major projects into reality.
Endowment Funds: In addition to annual operations and capital needs, another avenue of support for the school is through the Endowment Fund. Gifts to the SCS Endowment are long-term investments. The school benefits by using a percentage of the return to increase financial aid, fund faculty development and student leadership development, and support the education program.
Matching Gifts: There is no easier way to double the impact of your contribution than through matching gifts. Many companies match donations to charitable organizations. Find out from your employer if your company matches gifts.
Planned Giving: As families plan for their financial futures, they are often looking for ways to increase their tax savings, help a parent or grandparent provide for retirement, or reduce the size of a taxable estate. A planned gift to SCS can help families achieve these goals while leaving a legacy at the school that will impact future generations. Please consult your own financial advisor and call us to let us help you make a gift to the school that will truly make a difference while best meeting your family's financial goals.