The Eagles Annual Fund is conducted each school year and is THE most important fundraiser at North Cobb Christian School. Throughout each school year, parents are presented with and encouraged to participate in a variety of opportunities to support the mission of NCCS through the giving of their time, talent and treasure. While all opportunities are important, parents are asked to consider their support to the Eagles Annual Fund first and foremost. Gifts to the Eagles Annual Fund are put to use immediately and support many programs that make North Cobb Christian School extraordinary.
Your participation is vital in the school's ability to provide excellent academics, arts, athletics and student life. It is truly the heart behind the gift that matters and as such, there is no such thing as an insignificant gift!
Please consider your family's gift or pledge today! Donate online through our secure site or download a participation form HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Support the Annual Fund?
Since its founding in 1983, North Cobb Christian School has relied on the generosity of its parents, grandparents, friends and alumni to help build the campus, support the faculty, and provide the programs that make this school exceptional. While tuition is NCCS' main source of operating revenue, it covers only a portion of what is needed to provide the outstanding academics, art, athletics and student life which has defined us as one of the largest private schools in the Atlanta area. While it is important to look to and plan for the future, we must first be intentional of our needs today. Sustained growth of the Eagles Annual Fund will ensure immediate needs are always met, which in turn helps NCCS attract community and foundation resources to move into the future.
You keep stressing the importance of participation. Why?
Participation in the Eagles Annual Fund makes the difference between a good school and an excellent school. Beyond the immediate needs met by the dollars raised, high participation rates make a bold statement to those in our community and are often the deciding factor in corporate and foundational giving. In other words, third-party funders want to know what level of investment we are making in ourselves, before they will consider supporting us as well.
What are the ways that I can give?
• Online Donation – Use our secure online donation form to make a one-time or recurring gift via credit/debit card
• Cash/Check - Checks should be made payable to North Cobb Christian School
• Pledge – Commit to a gift at a later date by filling out a Participation Form.
• Company Matching Gifts - Many corporations will match dollar for dollar financial donations made by their employees to nonprofits – some even match double or triple! Inquire with HR about matching your gift to North Cobb Christian School.
• Securities or Assets - North Cobb Christian School can accept marketable securities. Security gifts are typically liquidated immediately by NCCS. Additionally NCCS accepts some non-cash contributions such as appreciated assets, life insurance and real estate. Please contact Kristin Cook in the Business Office for details.
What's the difference between the Annual Fund and a capital campaign?
•The annual fund raises critical, unrestricted dollars to supplement the operational budget that are used TODAY.
•Capital campaigns meet building, major renovation and endowment needs (bricks & mortar) that are vitally important for improvement and expansion for TOMORROW.
•Both are important as NCCS must continue to fund operating needs today while simultaneously making major acquisitions and improvements to fulfill our mission for the future.
Why doesn't tuition cover all costs?
At NCCS, our operational budget is balanced each year through tuition and program fees. However, these funds cover only the basics of running the school. If tuition was increased to cover the full cost of the exceptional education students receive, many families could not afford to send their children to NCCS, thus changing the intentional culture of our school drastically.
The Annual Fund campaign helps NCCS keep tuition increases to a minimum. It provides the opportunity to go beyond the basics covered by our budget to fund exceptional academics, arts, athletics and student life which has defined us as one of the largest private schools in the Atlanta area. Annual Fund gifts, which are tax deductible, help bridge the gap between the basics covered by tuition and the true cost of educating a student.
I support the EBC/NAC. Why should I give more to the Annual Fund?
The Eagles Annual Fund is THE most important fundraiser for North Cobb Christian School. While all opportunities presented to parents to support specific areas of the school are important, the Eagles Annual Fund raises critical unrestricted dollars to help support a broad range of immediate needs. As such, parents are asked to consider their support to the Eagles Annual Fund first and foremost.
Is my gift tax deductible?
What is a Matching Gift?
Many employers offer a program that will match your contribution. Please consult your employer, as a matching gift can double or even triple your gift to North Cobb Christian School. If you are unsure whether or not your company offers a matching gift or you need help determining how to set up the matching gift, please contact Andrea Ferguson, Development Assistant.