What is the Cornerstone Fund?
The Cornerstone Fund is a yearly fundraising initiative which truly touches every member of the Cornerstone Christian Academy community. Through the support of the Cornerstone Fund, we are able to enrich learning in ways that tuition alone cannot provide - supporting innovative learning, early curriculum adoptions, and top-notch teaching teams. The Cornerstone Fund plays a significant role in keeping Cornerstone Christian Academy at the forefront of education.
Why do we need the Cornerstone Fund?
Your gift to the Cornerstone Fund is the most important source of unrestricted support to our school and has a direct impact on providing your child with a superior educational experience. When you choose to give annually to the Cornerstone Fund, you benefit from making a tax-deductible gift while enabling CCA to keep lower tuition rates. By keeping tuition accessible to the community, CCA can attract families who share in the common goal of providing Skills for Life and Faith for Eternity.
What is CCA Giving Week?
During the week of October 18 - 23, CCA will host a Cornerstone Fund Giving Week. A week-long giving initiative dedicated to giving, gratitude, and community. We have two goals. The first goal is to have 97% participation. The second is to meet a dollar amount of $130,000.
We ask that you prayerfully consider what is meaningful to you. Whether $25 or $25,000, every gift makes an impact on Skills for Life and Faith for Eternity. Stand alongside Cornerstone Christian Academy families, grandparents, friends, alumni, Board of Trustees, and faculty and staff.
Let’s get LOUD and ROAR for CCA! #wearecca
Where will it go this year?
This year we will focus on:
- Technology upgrades such as infrastructure and Promethean Boards for Middle School
- Playground Enhancements
- Clinic Expansion
- Preschool STEM Lab Enhancements
- Gaga Ball Pit
What are the incentives and challenges this year?
Monday - 25% all-school participation by 5:00 PM on Monday unlocks Ball Park Tuesday. Wear your favorite team shirt, and we will have a Ball Park lunch.
Tuesday - 50% all-school participation by 5:00 PM Tuesday unlocks Summer Fun in the Fall. Wear your Hawaiian gear, and we will enjoy Kona Ice.
Wednesday - For every grade that reaches 100% family participation by Saturday, unlocks the following for each grade: Splash Day for Preschool, Fun on the Lawn for Elementary and Middle School. We will grill out, play games, and have a 1/2 day of fun.
Thursday - 75% all-school participation unlocks 2 weeks of Free Dress in December.
Friday - 97% all-school participation or $130,000 by Saturday 9 AM unlocks Mr. Nicholie having his head shaved and Mr. Waters having his beard shaved at the carnival.
- First family to donate $5,000 gets to pick a staff member to Kiss the Pig at the Carnival.
- First 3 families to donate $1,000 get to help shave Mr. Nicholie’s head and Mr. Waters’ beard.
- US Dash Challenge - If grandparents or friends from 10 other states donate, unlocks a Sumo Suit Battle with Mr. Nicholie and the staff.
How and when can I give?
The Cornerstone Fund campaign will be October 18 - 23, and we hope that all families will give or pledge by October 23, 2021. A pledge is a promise to give that will be paid later. You can email your pledge amount to Jennifer Nall at [email protected]. If you are ready to donate now, you may donate on this site. We also accept cash and checks. All pledge payments are due by June 30, 2022. If you would like your name listed a certain way in the Annual Report, please let us know.
What is the 110% Club?
CCA staff gives 110% of themselves every day. We challenge our donors to match this same commitment by increasing their last contribution by 10%. Membership in the 110% club is one important way to guarantee sustained growth of the Cornerstone Fund.
What is the Leadership Circle?
The Leadership Circle recognizes donors who contribute $2,500 or more to the Cornerstone Fund.
What is the Gold Club?
CCA is fortunate to have a faithful base of supporters who have helped sustain the Annual Fund over the years. Consistent giving of 5 years and longer is so important that CCA is establishing the “Gold Club” to honor its most loyal Cornerstone Fund donors.
We love you and thank you for caring for our kids