Independent schools such as Mt. Bethel Christian Academy traditionally conduct an annual giving campaign in the fall of each year. Some schools call it the Annual Sustaining Fund. Others call it the Loyalty Fund. We simply call ours the Annual Fund. The goals for the 2020-2021 Annual Fund are: One hundred percent parent, faculty, and board participation and $800,000.
The Annual Fund is a source of supplemental revenue used to augment the operating budget and address needs that tuition cannot provide. Your participation, in the form of a tax deductible gift, is very important to us. Gifts will support every aspect of the school's mission and provide MBCA with the resources it needs to enrich the superior, Christ-Centered learning environment our students deserve.
- Attracting and retaining the best faculty and staff
- Facilities and programs maintenance and enhancements
- One-to-One iPads, laptops, and our digital library with more than 2,000 eBooks
- Fine arts, languages and athletics
- Small class size
- Field trips, field day, and events such as Grandparent's Day.
All members of the Mt. Bethel community – parents, faculty, grandparents, board of trustees and other friends – are asked to contribute to the Annual Fund. Please also visit the Matching Gifts section of our website to learn more about doubling your contribution with a matching gift from your employer.
Annual Fund Versus Capital and Fundraising Campaigns
While there will be periodic appeals made for specific needs, the Annual Fund is an ongoing, annual vehicle to enhance the excellence of our Academy for which there is no other revenue source. There may be Capital Campaigns from time to time which are used to address specific construction or renovation projects of a long term nature.
The Academy is so very thankful to the many faithful and generous supporters, parents, grandparents and friends, who choose to make financial gifts to the Academy. Their commitments help us continue to build the highest standards and to achieve an increasingly outstanding facility. To honor our contributors, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy recognizes the following giving levels in the Annual Report of Donors.
Annual Fund Giving Levels
|Founder’s Circle||$15,000 – 24,999|
|Wesley Society||$10,000 – 14,999|
|1998 Society||$5,000 – 9,999|
|Excellence Guild||$2,500 – 4,999|
|Academy Guild||$1,000 – 2,499|
|Blue and Gold Guild||$500 – 999|
|Eagle Club||$1 - 499|
Annual Fund gifts are payable by the end of the Academy’s fiscal year on June 30th, so that they may be applied to that year’s operating budget.
All gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible.