Descriptions Of Giving
Checks should be made payable to SCS and sent directly to:
Southwest Christian School
7001 Benbrook Lake Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Please note in the memo portion of your check as to where you would like your funds to be utilized. i.e. – Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, Fine Arts, Athletics, general operating costs, etc.
2. To pledge to the Annual Fund
Call or email the Advancement Department at: 817-294-9596 Ext. 219, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To charge your Annual Fund donation to your credit card, click Donate Now.
For instructions on making gifts of marketable securities, please contact Scott McAfee at Merrill Lynch 817- 877-9624 or the Advancement Office at 817.294-9596 Ext. 219.
4. Corporate Matching Gifts:
Many organizations match charitable gifts of employees. Check with your company's Human Resources department to obtain the proper matching gift form.
5. Corporate Volunteer Grant Programs:
Grants are awarded to eligible nonprofit organizations for volunteer hours served. Check with your company’s Philanthropy Department to determine if such a program is available.
Gift of Real Estate or Art:
Tangible personal property items are fully deductable at their fair market value. Please contact the Advancement Department with questions 817-294-9596 Ext. 219.
You can support many specific programs or projects by donating restricted funds or giving through Gift-In-Kind. Areas of interest may include Fine Arts, Athletics, Library, or special events. Please contact 817-294-9596 Ext. 219 if you have any questions.
The President’s Fund is established to provide tuition assistance to Southwest Christian School families facing extraordinary financial circumstances that go beyond the reach of our traditional financial aid models. These transactions are confidential. All non-designated gifts to the President’s Fund are tax deductible. The monitoring and distribution of these funds are determined by a committee made up of the President, Chief Financial Officer, School Administration, and the Admissions Directors. Financial records of these procedures are included in the yearly auditing practices of Southwest Christian School.
While most people think of “planned giving” as a charitable gift made at the time of their death, it is certainly fulfilling to see your gift working while you are alive. In many cases, there may be tax benefits as well. Cash, appreciated securities, a bequest through a will, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, or annuities, charitable lead trusts, and retained life estates, are all ways to make a planned gift to Southwest Christian School. As with all charitable gifts, donors should consult legal and financial counsel before entering into any agreement.
- Gift of Life Insurance – The contribution of a life insurance policy can provide a significant gift and make an impact on future generations of Southwest Christian School. By designating Southwest Christian School as both the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy, the premiums are tax deductible to the donor.
- Wills – After providing for the needs of your loved ones, you can leave a bequest to Southwest Christian School’s mission. By having your attorney prepare a new will or adding a supplement to your current will, you can make a gift of a specific dollar amount, asset, or percentage of the entire estate or the residual of your estate. Please contact your attorney and/or tax advisor before making any charitable gift.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts – Charitable remainder trusts provide ways to make a gift that allows you to receive the income from a gifted asset for your lifetime or a specific time-period, not longer than twenty years. When the trust term ends, whatever remains in the trust is distributed to Southwest Christian School. Please contact your attorney, and/or tax advisor to determine if a charitable remainder trusts would fit your financial situation.
Gift to Endowments
Endowments are a permanent savings account for the school. Only the earnings of the endowment or a percentage of the endowment balance is used each year. Endowment gifts can be supplemental funding for essential budget items. Income from an endowment can keep the cost of a Southwest Christian education affordable. SCS has identified endowments as one of the fundraising priorities. If you are interested in discussing the possibility of creating an endowment tailored to your interests, please contact the Advancement Department at 817-294-9596 Ext. 219.
Currently, SCS has the below listed endowment and foundations available for support.
- THE SHARRON DRURY ENDOWMENT FUND
The Sharron Drury Endowment Fund was established in 1998 to honor the Christian example and visionary leadership of Sharron Drury-past SCS president. The endowment is dedicated to supplementing teachers’ base salaries and to fund teachers’ continuing education.
- THE 43 FOUNDATION
The 43 Foundation was established in 2002 in memory of PAUL MILLER, #43 on the SCS Football team and a member of the 1999 graduating class of Southwest Christian School. The Scholarship is designed to recognize two students from the junior class whose participation in athletics exemplifies Paul’s exuberant character, determination, and competitive spirit. The recipient of this Scholarship maximized his or her God given ability to make the highest possible contribution to the team. This individual was prepared, energetic, and worked diligently to achieve their utmost athletic potential while always putting the team ahead of individual goals. This is not an award for the most outstanding athlete; it is recognition of a superior spirit.
- THE RYAN RAMBO FOUNDATION
The Ryan Rambo Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of the life RYAN RAMBO lived and the way he touched others while at SCS. The fund was designed to award an annual scholarship to an SCS male student during his junior year to be used toward tuition for his senior year at Southwest Christian School. The recipient must have attended SCS their entire sophomore and junior years. The recipient should possess similar character traits as Ryan such as Christ-focused, integrity, good-hearted, compassionate, a leader as well as a conscientious student. The recipient should be a well-rounded student actively involved in school activities with a positive, humble attitude and a great sense of humor.
- THE MOZELLE AND WAYNE TIDWELL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
The Mozelle and Wayne Tidwell Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to fund one tuition payment per year to Southwest Christian School for a worthy student who might otherwise not receive a Christian education.
Make a gift to honor a loved one or special friend. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, special event or in memory of an individual may all be occasions for a special gift. The donor will receive a gift acknowledgment and notification of the gift will be sent to the individual the donor designates
Naming opportunities are available in honor of donors who contribute a significant gift to Southwest Christian School. There are various opportunities to link names with special facilities or programs and each deserve special consideration. To find out more about naming opportunities available at Southwest Christian School and discuss guidelines for leaving a legacy at SCS, please contact the Advancement Department at 817-294-9596 Ext. 219.