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Support Us

 

Donors and volunteers who share of their time, treasure and talents make all the difference for advancing our school’s mission and vision.  There are many varying giving opportunities that you can take to support our school.

As an interdenominational school we are not funded by a single denomination or church. Our student body represents about 40 different area churches. We also do not receive government subsidy. We rely on the charitable generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and friends who value the betterment of children and the benefits of a quality Christian education.

Please click on the PayPal image to give your gift online.


Annual Advancement Appeal

This vital program was established to advance and to strengthen VCS through funding for operations and special program support. This is our primary vehicle for bridging the gap between the cost of educating students and tuition received.

Contributions for the Appeal and the following programs may be mailed or delivered to the school address listed below anytime during the calendar year.     Please indicate on the check to which program you would like your gift applied. If you would like to make a safe online contribution, please click on the PayPal image on this page.  Thank you.

Scrip Program

School families and friends can support VCS by purchasing gift cards for hundreds of area and national retailers through the Scrip Program. A percentage of the purchase amount is donated back to the school, and can be split with families as a credit toward tuition. See a list of participating retailers here. Learn more by visiting www.ShopwithScrip.com – our school’s enrollment code is FA8L295346L3.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Did you know that your employer may match your donations or even your volunteer hours with monetary gifts? Many corporations have these types of programs as a way to encourage service by their employees and to give back to the local community. Check it out!

Oshkosh Christian School Endowment Fund

Your gift to the endowment fund is a gift that continues to give to the school through earned interest. As this fund grows, it can support the school’s operation for a lifetime. This fund is held and administered by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (OACF). Gifts may be made to OCS/VCHS earmarked for the endowment fund or the same can be made directly to OACF.

Appreciated Assets

Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock or mutual fund shares, vehicles and real estate are encouraged. These gifts may provide significant tax benefits to the donor as recommended by your professional financial advisor.

Planned Gifts

These are special types of gifts worthy of consideration. The following giving vehicles may provide significant tax and/or income benefits:

Retirement funds (IRA’s)

Life insurance

Bequests (via last will and testament)

Charitable Lead Trusts

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Annuity Trusts

Charitable Gift Annuities

Donor Designated Funds

Revocable trusts

The type of instrument best suited to the donor will depend on the needs and goals of the donor.  Please consult the advice of your professional financial advisor.

Tuition Assistance Sponsorship

This fund provides the opportunity for you to make a quality Christian education a reality for worthy students right here in our community.

Every year many families qualify for tuition assistance. Without help, they simply could not afford a Christian education. We rely on the generous support of individuals and organizations to benefit the education of a child today.

Volunteering

There are many fun opportunities for parents, students, alumni, and friends to volunteer their time at VCS. We highly value our volunteers! We recognize that without the sharing of their time and talents we could not continue to operate a quality program. A list of suggested volunteer opportunities may be obtained upon request. Volunteer applicants will be asked to fill out a background check form.

All of our families participate in the Parent Service Hours program which requires each family to make an annual commitment of a minimum of either twenty hours of service to the school OR a $200  buy-out OR a combination of both.

In-Kind Gifts

Every year the school is blessed with gifts of items useful to the school.  These are either utilized in the everyday operations of the school, in the classrooms, or in the facility. Gifts of items are also received for use during annual fundraising events such as the Valley Christian Benefit Auction.  After receipt of the items you will receive a heartfelt thank you and a written acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes.

Fundraising Events

A number of exciting fundraising events are held throughout the year with the proceeds benefiting the operations of the school.  You are encouraged to come and enjoy the festivities and fellowship with the school’s families and friends.

Products into Cash

You can save items such as milk caps, Campbell soup labels, General Mills “BoxTops for Education,” empty print cartridges and old cell phones.  Please turn them in to the VCS elementary office any time.  These unusable items will become usable cash for our school!

When using your Target Credit card and Pick-n-Save Rewards card, indicate our school as your charity of choice and our school receives a percentage of your purchases.

Annual Benefit Auction

“The Big Event” is held every March at the Oshkosh Convention Center.  This event is our largest fundraiser and is attended by many members of the community.

Serve-A-Thon

This is a great day for our school as students obtain pledges and spend the day serving within various non-profit organizations and individuals in need.

EAA Hotel

Every July, our school is turned into a hotel as we house guests from all over the world attending the EAA convention in Oshkosh.  This is the school’s second largest fundraiser.

Our school is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and charitable gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information or to make a gift in any of the above ways, please call or email the Development Office at 920-231-9704 x18

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