THe lionS’ FOCUS
As part of our continued efforts to enhance the school, we are pleased to announce that LGCS received a grant in the amount of $125,000 from a private charitable foundation. This grant is considered a matching grant and requires the LGCS community to raise $125,000 in order to unlock the funds from the foundation, for a total of $250,000 (or more!) investment in this academic school year. The funds will be used for classroom technology upgrades and enhancements for the science program.
Your action: In order to meet the requirements of the generous matching grant, we need 100% of our LGCS community to participate in giving. We are suggesting each LGCS family contribute a tax-deductible donation of $1,200 by October 31, 2019 as part of your annual gift through the recently announced “Lions Give” program to receive the full benefits of this matching grant.
CREATING A CULTURE OF GIVING
LGCS operates under the Independent School Financial Model as do many of our local private school counterparts. This model understands as fact that tuition dollars alone cannot support the breadth and quality of curriculum, activities, and facilities in the Silicon Valley's private schools.
Gifts to the Lions Give are used during the year in which they are received and are the primary source to cover the difference between the true cost of educating our students and tuition.
These gifts should be given on a level equal to a parents financial ability and personal calling. Achieving 100% participation is our goal. Participation means different things to different members of our community. We are striving for an average gift per family of $1200 annually.
BECAUSE EVERY GIFT MATTERS
Your gift helps us fulfill our mission: to provide students with a foundation of high academic standards, from a Biblical worldview, in an environment the supports the development of passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
We wish to thank you for your investment in the programs, projects and initiatives that will change the lives of our students today and help create leaders of the future.
One-time and recurring donations
There is no need to wait for an event to give to Los Gatos Christian School. Donate any time, or set up a recurring monthly or quarterly gift.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GIVE
Cash or Check
Cash and checks are still a very popular way to make a tax-deductible charitable gift. Checks should be payable to Los Gatos Christian School and mailed to:
Los Gatos Christian School
16845 Hicks Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Online Giving with Credit or Debit
Easily make a donation by giving online through our Secure Giving Form.
A gift of appreciated securities and mutual fund shares that are held for more than one year can sometimes be the most economical way to give. Gifts are tax-deductible at the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and donors will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain.
Please contact the Director of Financial Services at 408-997-4681 or email email@example.com for information about the stock transfer process.
Many organizations match charitable donations and volunteer service hours completed by their employees. Matching gifts can double or triple the size of the donation and allocate your company’s charitable giving dollars to Los Gatos Christian School.
Talk to your company’s human resources department. Our Tax ID Number is: 94-1201222 and we are listed as Christian Church of Los Gatos.