Annual Fund 2019 - 2020
WHY DO WE NEED AN ANNUAL FUND?
The Annual Fund is not an add-on, it is part of the budget. As with all private schools, tuition dollars do not cover all the operating expenses of a school. The Annual Fund is important because it bridges the gap between tuition and our actual operating costs. The gap between tuition and actual cost for one student attending Nashville Christian School is $1800. Our students are counting on us to keep tuition affordable for families who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and to cover things like books, art supplies, microscopes, the salary of your child’s favorite teacher and much, much more. To start, we need some dedicated Bridge Builders!
Bridge the Gap
Every single gift to the Annual Fund, regardless of the amount, is greatly appreciated. Ultimately it is the participation of everyone in the Nashville Christian family that is key, including parents, grandparents, alumni, board members, faculty and staff, and friends from the community.
We are proud to tell you that 100% of our faculty, staff and board have shown their commitment to you by giving to this year's annual fund.
Participation from all of us in the NCS family will demonstrate our community’s shared commitment to our students.
Bridge Builder Levels
If you are able to fully bridge the gap for one or more students, we want to recognize you.
To better enable you to give to the programs or areas that are closest to your heart, we have divided the Annual Fund into a Family of Funds. We encourage you to direct your gift to a program that is meaningful to you. With our combined efforts, we can ensure every student benefits from Annual Fund gifts.
AREA OF GREATEST NEED
The Annual Fund Family of Funds supports students and faculty through the school’s operating budget.
We believe that donating to the Annual Fund is a way that we can invest in our own children's spiritual and academic development. Christian education is a priority for us. We realize it takes more funds than just the tuition to continue to advance the programs, update technology, and offer more activities that lead to a better educational experience. — JOE & LINDY GILL NCS PARENTS
Professional development, competitive salaries, upgrades to science lab.
To create life-long learners in our students, Nashville Christian is committed to providing rigorous academics taught by educators who are prepared with advanced degrees and many hours of professional development. Much of our campus-wide professional development most recently has focused on research-based strategies to enhance student engagement. — JEANNE GRAHAM, 3RD GRADE TEACHER
Speakers for chapel and special programming, retreat materials, partnership with 2x2 Global, mission costs for faculty.
For me personally, I came to Nashville Christian to play football and to hopefully one day get a college scholarship. However, what Nashville Christian did for me spiritually is more than anything football could have ever fulfilled in my life. The mission trips, chapel speakers, and mentors helped me find the ultimate satisfaction in my life that football could have never fulfilled. I will forever be thankful they provided so many resources to me. — KYLE TIDWELL ’16 STUDENT AT UT KNOXVILLE
FACILITIES – ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC
Remote access for sound in the HS gym, upgrades to speaker system on Keeton Field, locked box for PA equipment in the football press box, netting behind the goal on the practice soccer field, two new mowers and utility cart, remodeling of commons area, new freezer in kitchen, HVAC, new roof, new desks and chairs.
As our community experiences historic population growth, it is important to improve all of our facilities to better meet student needs. Upgrading our facilities and equipment enhances the educational experience by providing greater function, security and campus aesthetics. — JEFF BROTHERS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Remodeling of visual arts room in the high school to include new cabinets, displays, tables and sink, addition of a spirit band and orchestra, boom mics, mixers for recording, handheld mics, and music stands.
Fine Arts at NCS are all-encompassing. From the smallest kid to the biggest, the smart kid, the singer, the high school quarterback... participation in the arts program has tripled in the last few years, and it is essential that we are able to accommodate this growth. Art creates empathy and helps us see connections. It brings a stronger, more coherent meaning to our own strengths, our community, our similarities, and our faith. — KAYCE GREEN DIRECTOR OF FINE ARTS
Wi-Fi upgrades, AV upgrade in commons area, Chrome books for all middle school students, two printers for proximity cards, remodeling of the tech lab and classroom, access control added to MPR, library and lower school office, steel doors for the Pre-K bathrooms, and computers for new teachers.
As a grandparent of three Eagles, the security of Nashville Christian is paramount. Our students are our most precious commodity. However, we are in a rapidly changing culture and continual upgrades will become necessary. — JOHNNY MELTON NCS GRANDPARENT
Enhances diversity by making a way for students from various socioeconomic backgrounds, provides opportunities for exceptional students who otherwise would be unable to attend NCS.
Our financial aid program broadens the possibilities for additional families to become part of the NCS family. The average aid award is $3000, and over 20% of our K-12 students receive some form of financial aid. — RYAN MCCLARY DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS/ FINANCIAL AID
How Do I Give?
- Give online at www.ncsannualfund.org
- Mail a check to Nashville Christian School, 7555 Sawyer Brown Rd., Nashville, TN 37221
- Give a stock gift and avoid capital gains taxes
- Check with your company's HR department to see if your employer has a matching gift program
- Make your gift in honor or in memory of a loved one
Contact Karen Whelan at email@example.com or 615-356-5600 for more information.