Q. What is the You Are Concord Giving Campaign?
A. The You Are Concord giving campaign covers the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student at Concord.  Tuition covers about 90% of our expenses.  The balance of our needed income comes from other sources.  

Q. Why doesn't tuition cover the full cost of education each student?
A. To cover the actual cost of educating a student would require a significant tuition increase. Such an increase would violate Concord's desire to provide affordable Christian education.  Concord Christian School, like other private schools, generates its funding from a variety of sources.  These include tuition and gifts as well as fundraising from parents, alumni, and other community members.  Tax-deductible donations to Concord's Giving Campaign directly offset the current year's operating budget, thus reducing east student's annual tuition cost.

Q, How is the goal for the Concord Giving Campaign determined?
A. Based on enrollment and budget, the "gap" determines our annual goal after taking into account all of our sources of revenue.  Enrollment and tuition revenue goals determine the potential operating costs for the new school year.  Once school begins, actual enrollment and tuition revenue plus an estimate of other income establishes the expected revenues.  The budget process sets our goal for the giving campaign to bridge the gap between expected revenues and budgeted operating costs.

Q. How much am I expected to give?
A. As you are able.  

Q. Will a small gift make a difference?
A. Yes!  Concord needs your participation.  While the dollar goal is very important to meet the annual budget, high participation rates (at any level) will help Concord receive foundation grants for capital campaigns.

Q. How do I make my gift?
A. You can make your gift or pledge by returning the envelope that was mailed to you, or you can make your gift by credit card or electronic check online by clicking here to access the giving page of our website.

Q. Can I designate my gift to a specific area at Concord?
A. We ask that gifts to the You Are Concord Giving Campaign be undesignated.  Faculty and coaches have already identified their needs and wants through the budget, therefore we are obligated to help fund those first.

Q. What is the matching gift program?
A. Many employers have matching gift programs which will match your gift with company funds. The You are Concord Giving Campaign qualifies for these matches as an educational institution.  Check with your employer to see if they participate in this program.

Q. Will my gift be tax-deductible?
A. Yes.  Concord Christian School is a 501(c) 3 not-for profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Q. What is Concord's tax ID number?
A. Concord's tax identification number is 26-3313911

Q. When should I give?
A.  The dates for the You Are Concord Giving Campaign are between May 1st - 13th.  Your early gift or pledge reduces the cost of mailings and helps the school with its budgeting  and cash flow.  

Q. How often will I be contacted?
A. You will be contacted as often as necessary to secure your participation.  In addition to the financial goal, there is also a goal of 100% parent participation.  This helps us greatly when we make foundation grant requests.