PCA is a phenomenal place for our children to grow in Christ and to be grounded in biblical principles. Every aspect of our children's education at PCA has the vision to weave Godly principles into the fabric of their everyday lives and this has been priceless.pca parent
There are several levels of sponsorship available with the PCA Corporate Partners Program. Each type of sponsorship is designed with a range of marketing benefits that are customized to support businesses and their goals. Visit our corporate partners page to read more about types of sponsorships and see who our corporate sponsors are! To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email the PCA Office of Development or call 972.820.5045.
There are several opportunities for parents to be involved in their students' education! Our teachers desire to work with parents to support and encourage our students to bring greater glory to God! Our parent organizations include Fine Arts Council, Friends of the Library, Lions Den Club, Parent Teacher Fellowship, Prayer Ministry and Learning Lab Partners!
Click here for more information on Parent Organizations!
You have the opportunity to give back to PCA through a variety of ways! PCA continually needs assistance in the following areas:
- PCA Fund Annual Gifts (which support Arts, Benevolence, Biblical Worldview, Curriculum and Programs, Learning Lab, Athletics, World Impact Missions);
- Capital Gifts (Arts building - phase I, Field House, new Student Life Center, Lions Stadium, future Middle School, Lions Stadium Track & Field improvement, Lady Lions field improvements)
- Any of the outright gifts below!
- What is the PCA Fund & why is it important?
- What is a meaningful gift to the PCA Fund if my financial situation is difficult?
- Why doesn't the school charge tuition that will cover all of its operating costs?
- How is supporting Sponsor-A-Child different from other gifts to the PCA Fund?
- Who can I contact about volunteer opportunities?
- What does the Office of Development do?
- What are the different ways I can invest financially in PCA?
- Will my employer match my gift?
- Should I increase the level of giving from my prior year's gift?
- My student has gone to PCA many years-- is it too late to participate in the PCA Fund?
- What is the Federal Tax ID for Prestonwood Christian Academy?
The PCA Fund supports the very things that most likely impacted your decision to send your child or children to PCA: small classes, exemplary teachers, more personal attention, an unapologetic Christian environment and so much more! While tuition gives your child access to all of these benefits, gifts to the PCA Fund are necessary to help sustain and expand them. Every student at PCA benefits from the PCA Fund.
A gift of any size matters because what we do here matters. How much you choose to give is a personal decision that each family makes. Gifts made through pledges allow you to make smaller monthly payments throughout the fiscal year to fit within your budget. The more our community invests in the school, the more likely outside ogranizations will invest in us. Every gift is important and appreciated!
We are sensitive to the high cost of private school tuition. The model of underwriting the costs of a top quality education through both tuition and philanthropic support is one in which we deeply believe. This model offers our families the opportunity to give the extra that is needed with tax-deductible gifts to the PCA Fund that directly benefit their children and all PCA families. Tuition is not tax-deductible, but gifts to the PCA Fund are.
Sponsor-A-Child is our annual giving opportunity that is designed specifically for the tuition assistance needs of families and students. It is a goal of PCA that every student who demonstrates a desire to receive a Christian education be given every opportunity to do so. Before a family is rewarded the tuition assistance, there is a process that the parents must go through. The process requires submitting personal financial information from the past year to a third party company who reviews their information and will make recommendations to PCA on amounts they would qualify to receive.
Unlike the Sponsor-A-Child program, the PCA Fund is a philanthropic initiative. The PCA Fund supports the annual operating budget and beyond by helping to underwrite items such as classroom supplies, grounds upkeep, utilities and teachers' salaries, benefits, professional development and educational technology.
The Office of Development exists to assist the Head of School and the Board of Trustees in moving the school forward through building positive relationships with our families, friends, corporations, and foundations. One of the departments main goals is to secure charitable gifts. The Office of Development team helps educate our families on the importance of giving to the school beyond tuition, works with donors on gift details, maintains giving records and acknowledges generosity.
Specifically the Office of Development is responsible for...
- Charitable gift management, donor acknowledgement and donor recognition
- PCA's adherence to management and reporting standards for educational fundraising (mandated by Council for Advancement and Support of Education or CASE).
- Donor Confidentiality
- PCA's Alumni Program
- Grandparents Day
- Zig Ziglar Servant Leadership Award Banquet
- Corporate Partners Program
- Planned Gifts
- Capital Campaigns
You can make a gift using cash, check, credit cards, stock and more. We are happy to work with you on a giving plan that suits your needs. For example, some of our families choose to set up monthly credit card gifts in order to make smaller payments toward larger gifts and they can build points on their card. We accept stock gifts too and this offers advantages to our families. Giving long-term appreciated stock enables donors to give from a source other than cash by giving through a direct transfer. Donors can save the capital gains tax that would be owed if they had simply sold the stock and given the cash.
Many employers have a matching gift program and will match their employees' charitable contributions. Some companies also match retirees' or spouses' gifts. This is an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your gift. Check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program or you may check to see if your employer participates by searching your employer in our database.
- Cash Gifts
- In-Kind Gifts
- Matching Gifts
- Planned Gifts
- Securities Gifts
- Real Estate Gifts
- Giving History
Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts to make.Outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, credit-card transactions, money orders and wire transfers qualify as cash gifts. All cash gifts are to be made payable to “Prestonwood Christian Academy."
If you would like you can mail or bring your outright gifts in person to PCA's Office of Development in the lower level of PCA's Upper School building.
A planned gift is any amount given for any purpose. A planned gift's purpose can be operations, capital expansion or endowment for current or deferred use (that typically requires the assistance of a professional financial planner). Essentially a planned gift is a major gift made in life or death as part of a donor's overall financial and/or estate planning.
Gifts of financial assets like stocks and bonds are potentially more advantageous than cash gifts. These gifts provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to PCA before they are sold. For assets of this type that have been held for more than one year, the gift may provide a two-fold tax benefit: creating an tax deduction as well as helping to avoid the capital gains tax from their sale.
You may execute the donation of shares of stock to PCA by completing the attached document and forwarding it to your broker. The broker will then assign the shares to the transfer agent representing PCA. Please notify our office at firstname.lastname@example.org when you execute a financial asset donation and let us know the asset type and the entity name. This will allow us to follow up with the broker, track the transaction and ensure you receive a proper and timely tax receipt. Such notification is helpful because financial transactions typically do not indicate the donor name and privacy laws prohibit our inquiry.
Real estate gifts offer a wide array of tax and other benefits and could include personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land.
Personal property gifts enable donors to make a significant gift to support PCA in exchange for possible tax benefits. Such items could include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value.
Founded in 1979, The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. Prestonwood Christian Academy is a proud recipient of this accreditation.