Q: What is the Christian Central Academy Annual Fund?
A: The commitment to continuing to provide the best teachers, resources and facilities to your students comes at a cost. Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to build the enriching environment your children experience everyday. The Annual Fund is vital to the continuation of robust programs and vital resources. You can be a part of the current work God is doing in the lives of the families at CCA by making a donation.
Q: Why doesn’t tuition cover the full cost of educating each student?
A: To cover the actual cost of educating a student would require a significant tuition increase. CCA seeks to be affordable. Such an increase would violate one of CCA’s core values; enrollment reflecting the racial, ethnic, and economic diversity within the body of Christ. As an independent non-profit school, our programs are funded entirely by tuition and tax-deductible donations. Tax-deductible donations to CCA’s Annual Fund directly offset the current year’s operating budget, thus reducing each student’s annual tuition cost.
Q: Why give to the CCA Annual Fund?
A: Annual Fund gifts ensure that future students continue to have access to the abundant opportunities your children enjoy at CCA and allows room for advancement and growth. It helps ensure academic excellence and a healthy variety of extra curricular activities for each child. Additionally, families support CCA because they believe in the school’s mission to be a Christ-centered, college preparatory school.
Q: How is the goal for the CCA Annual Fund determined?
A: Based on enrollment and budget, the “gap” determines our Annual Fund goal after taking into account all of our sources of revenue. Enrollment and tuition revenue goals determine the potential operating costs for the new school year. Once school begins, actual enrollment and tuition revenue plus an estimate of other income establishes the expected revenues. This budget process sets our goal for the annual fund to bridge the gap between expected revenues and budgeted operating costs.
Q: How much am I expected to give?
A: As you are able. On average, CCA Parents contribute $1,200 ($100 a month) to the annual fund each year. Annual Fund gifts range from $50 up to gifts of $10,000 and above.
Q: Will a small gift make a difference?
A: Yes! While the dollar goal is very important in meeting the annual budget, high participation rates (at any level) help CCA advance and grow.
Q: How do I make my gift?
A: You can make your pledge or gift by mailing a check to our Development Office or by clicking here to access the giving page of our website.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a specific area at CCA?
A: We but we prefer Annual Fund gifts be undesignated. The Annual Fund is part of the school operating budget.
Q: What is the matching gift program?
A: Many employers have matching gift programs which will match your gift with company funds. The CCA Annual Fund qualifies for these matches as an educational institution. Check with your employer to see if your company participates in this program.
Q: Will my gift be tax-deductible and what is Christian Central Academy’s tax ID number?
A: Yes. Christian Central Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. CCA’s tax identification number is 16-1124609
Q: What is the difference between Annual Fund and a Capital Campaign?
A: Gifts to a capital campaign allow us to build facilities, add programs, and develop the future of CCA. Capital campaign gifts are restricted to the specific purpose of the associated campaign. Annual Fund gifts by definition are unrestricted and fund the intentional gap between actual costs and tuition for each school year.
Q: When should I give?
A: While the CCA Annual Fund accepts gifts throughout the year, your early gift or pledge helps the school with its budgeting and cash flow. We ask families to indicate their commitment as soon as possible to be applied to the school year ending on June 30.
Q: Do funds donated towards a CCA scholarship count as my Annual Fund gift?
A: No. The scholarship program provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit to people or corporations who donate to scholarship funds earmarked for use by a specific private school. Scholarship funds must be used to offer tuition aid to a qualified student seeking enrollment. Annual Fund gifts by definition are unrestricted. Contact the Development Office for more information about Scholarship Donations.