FORCEY FORWARD ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN
To easily make your tax deductible contribution, please click on the Forcey Forward logo below.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14 NIV
The decision of Forcey Christian School to begin an Annual Fund came after many years of operating from a budget almost entirely dependent on tuition and school fees. Like most private schools, however, FCS desires to expand educational initiatives, expand programs, improve facilities, and add faculty/staff to the benefit of students, while still offering reasonable tuition rates.
To that end, we now are asking our amazing parents, alumni, business partners, and friends for their voluntary support through the Forcey Forward Annual Fund. The Annual Fund offers the key distinction between what is ordinary and what is extraordinary about the FCS experience. We’d like your help in taking FCS’s mission of creating fully-devoted students socially, academically and spiritually to the next level.
CS welcomes and appreciates all gifts — of all size. The Annual Fund is the basis of all fundraising programs at FCS and is critical to maintaining the development of strong academic programs that challenge our students’ gifts and talents. Your participation encourages others and sends a message to the community that Forcey makes a powerful difference. This is why we seek 100% participation from our faculty, board and families. We encourage everyone to be prayerful about how they can contribute to this effort.
Giving is Easy
The Annual Fund goal for the 2017-18 school year is $100,000. When Forcey meets its annual fund-raising goal, new programs can be undertaken. Annual Fund gifts are tax-deductible and are allocated within the fiscal year they are received. Cash, checks or credit cards (online) are accepted. Stop in any office; mail to: FCS Annual Fund, 2130 East Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904; or donate with our secure online giving button to the right. It is convenient and safe.
You may choose to designate your gift to a particular area (see below) of the School’s operations which is most meaningful to you. As always, you may choose to make an unrestricted gift to be used wherever the need is greatest.
- Academics & Faculty
- Financial Aid
- Classroom Technology
Unrestricted Gifts to be applied to school operation where needed
More specific areas where your giving can be impactful include:
- Technology and Equipment for a Maker Space/Innovation Suite – $30,000
This is a space, equipped with robotic arms, CAD stations, 3D printers and other technology, that will truly allow students to engage in critical thinking, become immersed in true STEM education, and use their minds to engage in innovative projects of their choosing. Not only will this space foster creativity and innovation but it will also begin to nurture real skills that can transition into the 21st century workplace.
- Online Science Simulation Labs – $15,000
We have already purchased the technology for science simulation labs through online technology giving them access to the use of instruments and materials that we do not have on site and can provide them with data to analyze as they explore various scientific questions.
- New Classroom Furniture Upgrades (chairs and desks in the elementary school) – $20,000
- Arts Programming – $10,000
- Elementary Forward Scholarships – $7,550 each
- Middle School Forward Scholarships – $8,450 each
If you desire to make a restricted contribution to one of these areas, please designate an area on your check or send an email to Dr. Roberson regarding your designation after you have given online.
Many organizations offer matching gift programs that support K-12 schools. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your gift. This is a great way to leverage the impact of your support by doubling or even tripling your contribution! If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed to the Dr. Roberson. We will do the rest. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses too.
All of our donors will be acknowledged on our website, school banners, special program bulletins and campaign communications throughout the year. Each donor will also receive a “I Gave” to Forcey Christian School car magnet.