SouthLake Christian Academy is fortunate to have generous gifts and partners from our school and community who share our vision and philosophy. God's has richly blessed the schools efforts and we are fortunate to have a generous community of loyal supporters. Each year the school receives financial gifts from trustees, current and former parents and grandparents, alumni, corporations, philanthropists, and foundations. Due to this ongoing commitment, we continue to build to our 31 acre campus, add new facilities while strengthening and expanding our academic, arts and athletic programs. Thank you for your continued support at SouthLake Christian Academy.
SouthLake remains committed to providing need based funds to those families who demonstrate need in order for their children to take advantage of a SouthLake education and experience. The SouthLake community seeks to be a unique educational community where the socio-economic and ethnic barriers of the world are being overcome through Jesus Christ. To read more about how the school's view on financial aid expresses the heart of our mission, please see the Affording SouthLake section under Admissions.
Every gift received is an investment that will shape the lives of young people now and for generations to come!
Annual Fund: Schools have annual funds to cover the difference that exists between operating expenses and revenue collected from tuition and fees.
Because SouthLake's tuition is set to cover operational costs, The Annual Fund exists specifically to raise money for items specifically designated by the School's Executive Steering Committee that will enhance student's overall environment and experience. Areas of concentration include funds to enhance the need based scholarship fund, fine arts, acceleration of technology initiatives and media science (i.e., library) enhancements.
Endowment Funds: An endowment enables a donor to invest gifts for the long-term growth and fulfillment of SouthLake's vision. Without impacting the principal, the school will be able to use interest earned on such gifts as a recurring and available source of funding for strategic programs regarding curriculum, facilities or financial aid.
Planned Giving: In many cases, a deferred gift enables a donor to make a more significant contribution than would be possible through an outright gift. Planned gifts can help increase tax savings or reduce the size of a taxable estate. You can provide for your family and ensure that SouthLake students reach their achievement through the continue excellence at SouthLake. SouthLake has established a special club called Foundational Leaders to recognize individuals who support the school through planned gifts such as bequests, irrevocable trusts and life insurance. We invite you to join this special group of friends who have included SouthLake in their estate plans.
Capital Campaigns: The SouthLake Presbyterian Church session and administration will continue to oversee the strategic planning and assess the needs for new facilities on our campus. Capital campaigns will be used to raise dollars to expedite construction of new facilities and renovate existing buildings.
Methods of Giving
Cash, Credit Cards, and Check Gifts
Donors may make gifts by cash, check, or credit card.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of stock have two main financial benefits: a charitable deduction for the present fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciation.
You can multiply your gift to SouthLake if your employer has a matching gift program. Thousands of companies have programs that will double, or even triple, individual tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Check with your personnel office to find out about your company's matching gift program.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Annual Fund gifts can be made in honor of a faculty or staff member, student or member of your family. Naming opportunities, including named financial aid scholarships are available.
Before creating your estate plan and before you sell your business, property, or other appreciated assets, take time to learn about your charitable options. By including qualified charities in your planning you can legally channel capital gains taxes, income taxes, and estate taxes towards the support of Christian causes like SouthLake.