The SCS Blazer Fund, our Annual Giving Program, plays an invaluable role in providing enrichment opportunities for our students and faculty that tuition alone cannot cover. Whether meeting a guest speaker in chapel, working in our state-of-the-art media center, participating in a hands-on field trip, or learning material from dedicated and caring faculty, the SCS Blazer Fund helps our children reach their full potential as students, artists, musicians, leaders and athletes. Your support of the SCS Blazer Fund makes it all possible and impacts every corner of campus.
We are proud of Sarasota Christian School’s culture of philanthropy and strong community support! Please join our Board of Directors and faculty and staff by making a gift to the SCS Blazer Fund today.
An endowment is the financial foundation of all successful educational institutions. These funds ensure the future of SCS by investing donations and requiring that the principal remain intact. This allows the school to invest the interest income into additional programs and opportunities for students. Endowments function as a permanent financial resource from which only part of the income is spent on an annual basis. Gifts to any of our five endowment funds secure future funding for SCS.
Those who remember Sarasota Christian School in their wills, bequests and other estate gifts such as life insurance, annuities, remainder trusts, etc., become members of the 1958 Society and are vital to preserving the future of Sarasota Christian School.
The 1958 Society members have indicated in writing that they have made provisions for Sarasota Christian School in their estate plans. In addition to being a meaningful gift, “planned giving” helps to reduce or eliminate taxes on capital gains and federal estate taxes. Please check with your financial planner or accountant for more details on arranging for a planned gift, and the personal benefits associated with that charitable gift.
Donations of equipment, materials, or other valuable items for SCS classrooms, media center, offices or facilities are considered gifts in kind. Acceptance of items is subject to usage and space constraints. Individuals may contact the Advancement Office to donate a gift in kind.
A family member, faculty member, student, alumni, friend or loved one may be honored through a special named or memorial gift to SCS. Many varied opportunities exist and the Advancement Office can assist with arrangements on an individual basis.
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Contact the Advancement Office to find out if you work for a matching gift employer.