Savvy Giver | 5 Supercharged Benefits

5 Supercharged Benefits of Giving Through Your Will Your will (or trust) is an important and powerful document. A completed, legal will allows you to proactively care for your loved ones’ needs, and it ensures your God-given resources are transferred in a way that reflects your faith and values. What’s more, when you include charitable…

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Peace. Joy. Impact.|Stewardship & You

3 Big Questions Before You Finalize Your Will  So you’re taking the next step to finalize your will or trust. Congratulations! You’re among a growing number of believers who recognize how important it is to determine and prepare the next stewards of your God-given resources. Now is it time to call a lawyer to prepare…

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Growing Faith, Leaving Legacies

We’re GROWING FAITH & LEAVING LEGACIES at Highland Christian School!  Like trees planted by streams of water, our students will yield fruit in due season.  Through investment growth, annual gifts, and the work of our ETC family, we’re on track to meet strategic projections as we plan for generations yet to come! Your gift to…

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3 Timely Reasons to Consider a Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds have exploded in popularity over the past few years. As a result, more and more supporters are giving to Highland Christian School and the HCS Foundation through these types of accounts. Why? Well, for many people, it’s all about time. Like a “charitable giving account,” a donor-advised fund allows you to give cash…

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An Extraordinary Giving Opportunity

What began as a temporary measure has stood the test of time as a smart and powerful giving option for seniors. In 2006, Congress approved a two-year “IRA Charitable Rollover Option” that allowed certain seniors to give sizeable tax-free qualified charitable distributions (QCD) to their favorite charities.  Since then the law was repeatedly reinstated in…

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A Resource for You

  “Our collective IQ is always higher than our individual IQ” quipped Dr. Anthony Muhammed in our Back-to-School In-Service meeting this year.  True in education, this is also true in stewardship! In this second edition of  their free online training series,  Cindi Riemersma and Kurt Knoll will share the special tax benefits associated with gifts of stock,…

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Children and Stewardship: Practical Ideas

This excerpt is copied from “Children and Stewardship: Practical Ideas” written by Sharon Ely Pearson, Building Faith. A Child’s Point of View One’s understanding of personal stewardship is a continuing journey that should begin in childhood. Most children already have a sense of wonder of how to respond with thanksgiving to God who created them…

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All Parent Sort Night at ETC

It’s time to invest in your school! Profits from ETC Thrift Store benefit you in real-time by way of tuition savings. These funds are invested in the HCS Foundation which gives each student an annual tuition credit. This year’s full-time student credit was $295! Join our fabulous ETC Team and teachers for the ALL PARENT…

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Grateful for Our Foundation!

Highland Christian School is blessed to have a vibrant, growing Foundation.  Our Foundation bridges the gap between short term cash gifts and long term financial needs.  To best understand the benefit of our Foundation Fund, it helps to understand the relationship between the school’s budget, constituent gifts and long term planning. The Annual Budget of…

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