We're trying something new this year.
We're replacing the annual fund dinner gala with an annual fund art exhibit.
We believe that a gala (like what we've held for 20+ years) doesn't motivate giving. Rather the mission is what motivates giving, and that hasn't changed! Our mission is to provide families with a Christ-centered, Biblically-directed education which encourages the development of a personal relationship with God and which instills the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character and service to God and others. So why not do something new to celebrate all that Foothill stands for?
This October we are introducing a multi-day event that will not only replace our annual fund dinner but will also serve as a way for Foothill to stand out in the community as a leader and navigator of youth culture. With so many issues plaguing our society, we believe that Foothill cannot stay silent. We must speak out against injustice and hate and be a shining example of what it looks like to "love our neighbor." This art exhibit will be our platform in which we tackle new topics every year. This year's being: BIAS BIGOTRY BULLYING.
Although there are many ways to be a positive voice this is one school's response and that is exactly what we have named this exhibit.
Hosted at Foothill Christian School
The Gymnasium Complex will be transformed into a 7 room installation taking guests on a journey from brokenness to belonging.
Everyone! This is a FREE community event.
Thursday, October 26 & Friday, October 27
Open from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This year's annual fund goal is to raise $150,000 which will allow us to install new built-in bleachers in the gym, purchase new classroom furniture for every class, upgrade playground equipment, and complete various other campus improvement projects. However, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit other causes! Redeeming Love, The Protectors, and our Faith in Action program are some of the groups that will benefit from your donation. We plan on boosting our Foothill Gives Back program each year so that your dollars have greater impact.
Online Giving Day is on October 20th and is the kick off day for raising the majority of our funds. Please be on the lookout for further information about this day, which will be the main avenue for donating this year.
Your tuition dollars cover 100 percent of the actual cost per student. Tuition, however, does not provide needed funding for school improvement projects that are needed to enhance our program for the kids. The Annual Fund provides much needed funding for academics, athletics, campus improvements and promoting Christian values.
- The projects supported through the Annual Fund aren't truly optional. They are necessary to maintain the quality we expect for our children. Rather than charge higher tuition—which some schools opt to do--we choose to accomplish these goals through tax deductible donations.
- The Annual Fund replaced the need for many small fundraisers, like candy, cookie dough, and gift wrapping paper sales. Specific projects and identified needs are easily supported by through the convenience of PayPal, ACH, Visa/MC, and American Express.
- A growing number of families increase their giving potential through company match programs offered by many employers, such as Edison International, Wells Fargo, Northrop-Grumman, 3-M Corp., and Johnson and Johnson. These and other employers will meet a percentage of the gift and match it entirely.
- Many families support the Annual Fund through the United Way. Foothill Christian School is an approved charity of United Way (Account No. 22570).
Won’t you please prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift to Foothill Christian School's Annual Fund today? Your gift is an endorsement of our mission and will assist us in growing this school that seeks to glorify God.