The Annual Eagle Fund | Plymouth Christian Academy


The Annual Eagle Fund at Plymouth Christian Academy
helps to ensure that the quality of education at PCA is exceptional. The Eagle Fund is the community’s way of ensuring we give PCA Eagles the best opportunities each year and continue to educate our children for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

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Every Gift Counts. Every Year.

Together with our school community, we send a strong signal of support for PCA’s mission through our collective generosity. The Annual Eagle Fund, our annual giving campaign, ensures faculty and students unparalleled experiences in academics, athletics, arts, and all areas of pursuit on campus.

From attracting and retaining gifted faculty to offering access to bright, motivated students, gifts to the Eagle Fund help us provide a challenging, relevant, and vibrant experience - every day for every PCA Eagle.

Your Participation Matters.

Gifts to the Annual Eagle Fund provide unrestricted resources that have a direct bearing on the quality of a Plymouth Christian Academy education. Your gifts ensure that PCA continues to provide the best possible education for our students and for generations to come.

For the teacher who inspires, the coach who guides, the leadership that ignites, or the servants who give back, gifts of every size support the possibilities that are unleashed on our campus each day.

Your Participation Matters
Your Participation Matters

Your Participation Matters.

Gifts to the Annual Eagle Fund provide unrestricted resources that have a direct bearing on the quality of a Plymouth Christian Academy education. Your gifts ensure that PCA continues to provide the best possible education for our students and for generations to come.

For the teacher who inspires, the coach who guides, the leadership that ignites, or the servants who give back, gifts of every size support the possibilities that are unleashed on our campus each day.

Why We Give

Why We Give.

Inspired by its history and committed to our future, faithful donors invest in the training of tomorrow’s leaders by including Plymouth Christian Academy in their giving plans. Students with immeasurable potential have the opportunity to become impactful scholars, artists, athletes, leaders, and servants for Christ.

When financial barriers are removed, we are able to retain quality teachers and provide an exceptional learning environment. With your gift, the unimaginable becomes possible!

Annual Eagle Fund Q & A

What is the Annual Eagle Fund?

The Annual Fund covers the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student at Plymouth Christian. Tuition covers about 85% of our expenses. A portion of our needed income is provided through the Annual Eagle Fund. Our Annual Eagle Fund gifts vary in size, but all gifts are important in supporting new academic initiatives, faculty resources, and facility improvements. We encourage every family to make PCA a giving priority each year. As a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, our community is committed, thriving and growing as we boldly train and raise up servants and leaders for Christ.

Your investment makes a difference in the present and future of our children. Our 2019-20 Annual Fund Goal is $150,000 and all gifts are tax deductible. 100% of our Board of Regents and Administrative Leadership Team have given/pledged to the 2019-20 Annual Eagle Fund. We are deeply grateful for the sacrifice of many as Plymouth Christian continues to educate students from a biblical worldview, preparing them for the journey ahead.

Why doesn’t tuition cover the full cost of educating each student?

To cover the actual cost of educating a student would require a significant tuition increase. Click here for more information about Variable Tuition.

Why don’t we participate in product fundraisers instead of the Auction?

PCA seeks voluntary gifts to our Annual Eagle Fund through our Gala Auction and Annual Eagle Fund Giving Campaigns such as Giving Tuesday and our Year End Appeal. We avoid asking our students to go door to door selling items. Families support the Eagle Fund because they believe in PCA’s mission to be a Christ-centered, college preparatory school that produces lifelong learners, leaders and servants for Christ. The amount contributed through our annual fund is far greater than a school would raise selling products.

How is the goal for the school’s Annual Eagle Fund determined?

Based on enrollment and budget, the “gap” determines our Annual Eagle Fund goal after taking into account all of our sources of revenue. Enrollment and tuition revenue goals determine the potential operating costs for the new school year. Once school begins, actual enrollment and tuition revenue, plus an estimate of other income, establish the expected revenues. This budget process sets our goal for the annual fund to bridge the gap between expected revenues and budgeted operating costs.

How much am I expected to give?

Families give as they are able. Our goal is to have 100% participation in the Annual Eagle Fund, including all school leadership, staff, faculty, and parents. Annual Fund gifts range from $25 up to gifts of $10,000 and above. If everyone gives as they are able and as the Lord moves, we have been blessed to reach our goal each year.

Will a small gift make a difference?

Yes! Every gift counts and helps us reach the goal. It is the financial generosity of our entire school community, no matter the size of the gift, that provides the majority of resources toward the Annual Eagle Fund.

How do I make my gift?

You can make your gift in several ways including credit cards, debit cards, checks, cash, electronic giving, non-cash assets, transfers of stock and more. You can also click here to access the giving page of Plymouth Christian’s website. We are available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our business office at 734.459.3505 x2145. We’re happy to help!

What is the matching gift program?

Many employers have matching gift programs which will match your gift with company funds. PCA’s Annual Eagle Fund qualifies for these matches as an educational institution. Check with your employer to see if your company participates in this program. Click here to learn more. Many corporations match employee donations to nonprofit organizations. We have linked with “Double the Donation” to make the search for matching corporate gifts much easier. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Please take a look and find out if your company offers this type of program. Visit www.doublethedonation.com/plymouthchristian to see if your company participates in a matching program.

Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes. Plymouth Christian Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

What is the difference between the Annual Fund and PCA’s Giving Menu?

Gifts to the school’s Giving Menu allow us to expand kingdom work in our community and impact our world for Christ by making Christian education possible for more families, building attractive new facilities, adding makerspaces and cutting edge educational programs and beautifying our campus and grounds, thus paving the way for the future of PCA. These gifts are restricted to the specific purpose of the associated campaign. Annual Eagle Fund gifts by definition are unrestricted and fund the intentional gap between actual costs and tuition for each school year.

The Annual Fund provides the needed monies to bridge the gap between the budget and amount that tuition dollars raise. The funds within the Annual Eagle Fund are unrestricted and can be used throughout the year as needs are identified by school leadership. The “Giving Menu” is an identified list of specific needs, such as the purchase of a new bus to the purchase of new SmartBoards in classrooms, that have been approved by church and school leadership. A donor who wants to give to a particular area or project within the school can review the Giving Menu and determine the best way to target their donation.

When should I give?

While the Annual Eagle Fund accepts gifts throughout the year, your early gift helps the school with its budgeting. We ask families to indicate their year-end commitment by December 31. Payment on Annual Eagle Fund pledges is due by the end of the school year, June 30th. Recurring gifts are welcome and may be set up on our website for your convenience.

How are major financial decisions made at Plymouth Christian?

The church Trustee Board, Chief Financial Officer, and six elected church members are responsible for financial decisions. Plymouth Christian’s Regent Board and Superintendent make recommendations to the Trustee Board.

How can I track progress and receive donation credit?

A: Every donation is housed in our giving system and recorded for your convenience and is available at any time. Please contact the PCA Business Office with any questions you may have. Please contact 734-459-3505, ext. 2145 or email [email protected]

Thank you for your generosity and continued dedication to Plymouth Christian Academy! Plymouth Christian School is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit institution.