Walk of Faith 2016

A Day of Blessing for Lanier Christian Academy

 

Friday, October 7th will begin like any other day, with students walking up the sidewalk prepared for yet another day at school.  The day is destined to be different however, as students from the newly formed Lanier Christian Academy come together in anticipation of the celebration that will soon unfold at LCA, as we celebrate the 9th Annual Walk of Faith. 

On this date the students, faculty, staff, and parents of Lanier Christian Academy, formed by the unification of Heritage Academy and North Georgia Christian School, will begin the day in prayer.  Students will gather together on the Poplar Springs property, the future site of Lanier Christian Academy, to pray for our school, its students, faculty, staff, and even our country.

The day will not end here however, as students gather again on the field to celebrate all God’s blessings.  The sounds of laughter and joy will be heard all over the field as students come together to test their skills, play together, and even dunk their favorite teacher!

Not only do we enjoy this day of celebration, but this annual fundraiser provides funds for the school to enhance teacher instruction and the overall student experience.  Your gift to the 9th Annual Walk of Faith helps ensure we provide the very best for the students we are privileged to serve.

Thank you to each and every supporter of the 9th Annual Walk of Faith and for the difference your gift continues to make in the life of the Lanier Christian Academy students.  There is still time for you to make YOUR contribution.

When making your donation please use the secure link below, and be sure to enter the student(s) sponsored as "In Honor Of." (Is the link below on this page for donors to make their gift?)                                                                                                                                   

For more information regarding the 9th Annual Walk of Faith, please feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement today at dlee@lanierchristian.org or by phone at 678-828-8350, ext. 227.

Thank you for making the difference in the lives of LCA students!

 

Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program

Since 2009, many parents, alumni, and friends have directed a portion of their state tax liability to LCA through the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program.  Funds received through this effort are restricted to need-based financial aid for qualifying students.

Anyone with a tax liability to the State of Georgia can participate, regardless of whether you receive a refund or owe additional taxes to the state.  All participants receive a federal charitable deduction as well as the dollar-for-dollar tax credit on Georgia taxes.

The State of Georgia makes limited funds available, beginning January 1st of each year.  Other Christian and independent schools participate in this program as well and are competing with LCA to qualify for these funds before the cap is reached.  Your timely participation is crucial to ensure that LCA captures as much as possible.

While your participation in the Re-Direct Your Taxes program makes crucial tuition assistance funds available to qualifying LCA families, it is not considered a donation.  It is a re-direction of your tax obligations to the state.  Please understand that your participation should not replace your annual donation to LCA through the Annual Fund.

Submit your 2017 GOAL Tax Credit Form online today by visiting www.goalscholarship.org. For questions please the Lanier Christian Academy Advancement Office at 678-828-8350.

The Annual Fund at Lanier Christian Academy

The Annual Fund is an annual campaign whose success is dependent upon the voluntary contributions of faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents, board members, parents of alumni, and friends of LCA.

Your generous, tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund makes a difference in the lives of our students by providing direct funding for educational enhancements that tuition alone does not cover.  It reflects your belief in and commitment to the work taking place on behalf of students at Lanier Christian Academy.

In fact, the Annual Fund is first priority in fundraising for the school because it helps supply operating dollars in support of LCA programs.  The Annual Fund allows us to provide enhancement to our student’s education over and above the cost of tuition.

 

What you need to know about the LCA Annual Fund

Why does LCA need the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is an annual campaign whose success is dependent upon the voluntary contributions of faculty, staff, parents, alumni, grandparents, board members, parents of alumni, and friends of LCA.  The Annual Fund allows us to provide enhancements to our students’ education over and above the cost of tuition.

What does my contribution to the Annual Fund do?

From Kindergarten to twelfth grade, each student benefits directly from your generosity.  Your gifts help to fund exceptional learning opportunities for each student by supporting classroom materials, programs, athletics, arts, regular campus program, technology, and educational opportunities for our faculty in their respective fields.

How much should I give?

LCA needs as many members of the LCA family to give as possible.  However, we are thankful for your participation at whatever level is comfortable for you.  Working together as a community, all our gifts combined provide tremendous benefit for our LCA students.  The only gift too small is no gift at all.

How can I make my gift?

The easiest way to make your gift is online.  You can choose to make a one-time gift or a recurring credit card donation online.  These gifts are processed through the secure online provider.  LCA welcomes donations by cash or check - simply mail your check to Lanier Christian Academy.  If you wish to make a planned gift or transfer of stock, please contact Debbie Lee in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

What is a “recurring gift?” 

A recurring gift allows donors to spread out their gift over the course of the year and provide LCA with steady funding throughout the year.  Those who participate are often able to meet their goal of making a larger contribution without the burden of making that gift all at once.  You determine the amount you wish to contribute monthly and our on-line giving will relay that information to LCA.  This also helps eliminate the cost of direct mail solicitations, pledge reminders, and postage. 

Is my gift to the LCA Annual Fund tax deductible?

Yes.  You will receive a confirmation of your donation and an annual statement of all donations to assist with your tax preparation.

Does LCA qualify for a matching gift program?

Yes.  Lanier Christian Academy is an independent K-12, and many corporations have matching fund programs for secondary education.  Please check with the Human Resources department of your company to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Do foundations and corporations look at LCA giving figures?

Absolutely. Foundations and corporations look at participation figures from parents, faculty, staff, board of directors, alumni, and constituent groups when LCA approaches them with grant proposals.  High participation from the LCA family sends a strong message about our school community to foundations and corporations.

 

Lanier Christian Academy – Our Legacy, Our Gift

The Legacy Society recognizes Lanier Christian Academy’s parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are committed to giving to the school.  By joining the Legacy Society you help carry on the legacy of Lanier Christian Academy.  Future generations will LCA students will excel of LCA students will excel because of the careful planning and thoughtful support of you and other Legacy Society members.

The Legacy Society provides us a way to honor all who choose to support the work taking place at Lanier Christian Academy.  Within the Legacy Society are established levels of giving and we invite you to participate in the way that best suits your family.

Any gift places you in the Legacy Society for Lanier Christian Academy and all we ask is that you give as God leads you to give.  Your combined yearly gifts will place you in the Legacy Society as follows:

          Chairman’s Society                A gift of $25,000 or more

          President’s Society                 A gift of $10,000 or more

          Ambassador’s Society             A gift of $5,000 or more

          Diplomat’s Society                  A gift of $1,000 or more

          Builder’s Society                     A gift up to $999

The following outline the various ways you may contribute to the Lanier Christian Academy Legacy Society:

Cash Gifts

Make checks payable to Lanier Christian Academy and send to:

Lanier Christian Academy

Attn:  Advancement Office

5285 Strickland Road

Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Credit Cards

We currently accept credit gifts.  Simply visit our website and select “Giving” to make your contribution to LCA and select the area you would like to support.

 

(Can we put a link in here to go to the Give Online place on our website?)

 A Gift of Stock

It is often more tax-wise to contribute a gift of stock than cash.   Please contact Debbie Lee in Institutional Advancement at dlee@lanierchristian.org or 678-828-8350, ext . 227 prior to making your gift. 

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many organizations have corporate matching gif programs that can double and sometimes triple the value of your gift.  If your company has a matching gift program, please ask your human resources representative for a matching gift form to submit with your gift.  The Lanier Christian Academy Advancement Office will take care of the rest.

 

Bequests

Bequests are perhaps the easiest form of charitable estate planning and enable you to name Lanier Christian Academy in your will.  Please consult your own tax advisor to determine the best option for you.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts can allow you to increase your income receive a charitable contribution deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.

Establishing a “charitable remainder annuity trust” or “charitable remainder unitrust” allowing you to receive income from the assets contributed.  As always, check with your attorney, accountant or tax advisor for additional information on how general rules apply to your particular situation.

This is certainly not meant to be an all-encompassing document on how you can support Lanier Christian Academy but merely offered to provide you options for giving.  Always consult with your own tax advisor to determine the best option for your charitable gift.

We at Lanier Christian Academy appreciate your interest and support of the school and would be pleased to provide you with additional information on the advantages of planned giving.

For further information please contact Debbie Lee in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

678-828-8350, ext. 227 or dlee@lanierchristian.org.

 

Lanier Christian Academy

Retail Reward Programs

 

PUBLIX

Publix Partners

LCA earns .67% of every dollar spent on purchases at Publix.

Use key chain card at every check-out. 

               

KROGER

Community Rewards

LCA earns a rebate based on eligible purchases.

Link your Kroger Plus Card to LCA by enrolling your card at www.kroger.com/communityrewards.

Enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards does not affect any other Kroger Plus programs.

LCA ID:  34792

 

INGLES

Tools for Schools

LCA earns TFS dollars to use toward items needed for the school.

Link your Advantage Card to LCA by enrolling your card at http://www.inglestoolsforschools.com/.

LCA ID:  10419

 

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX

Give Back to Schools

LCA earns 5% back in credits to use on future purchases.

Provide the school ID at check out when you shop online, in-store, or by phone.

LCA ID:  70025694

 

KELLOGG’S FAMILY REWARDS

Donate Rewards to LCA

Redeem your Kellogg’s Family Rewards points for a cash donation via special KFR Giving Codes.

Sign up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards at https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/en_US/sign-up.html.

Redeem your Kellogg’s Family Rewards at https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/en_US/rewards.donate-schools.html#/Category/8.

MY COKE REWARDS

My Coke Rewards for Schools

Redeem your My Coke Rewards points for a cash donation to school by donating your points through the website.  You may also send in rewards codes (bottle caps or box inserts) to LCA during Collection Week.

Sign up for My Coke Rewards at https://www.mycokerewards.com/account/authenticate.

Redeem your My Coke Rewards at https://donate.mycokerewards.com.

 

TYSON PROJECT A+

LCA earns $0.24 per label.

Collect labels from Tyson participating products.  Send labels to LCA during Collection Week.

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

LCA earns $0.10 per Box Top.

Collect Box Tops from participating products.  Send Box Tops to LCA during Collection Week.

Become a Box Tops Member at http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to receive bonus Box Tops offers.

 

LABELS FOR EDUCATION

LCA earns points for each label.  Points can be redeemed for a VISA prepaid card, art supplies, academic supplies or athletic supplies.

Collect Labels from participating products.  Send labels to LCA during Collection Week.

 

 

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