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Your financial support, prayers, and encouragement make a difference in helping our Academy enhance the lives of our students!
Cresset is a special place where students are loved and encouraged academically and spiritually. You help us provide quality education in a Christ-centered environment. This includes excellent academics, faith, and character development, comprehensive athletics (including some impressive championships) plus a vibrant fine arts program.
Each student is challenged to become all that God created them to be.
It takes more than tuition alone to provide quality Christian education at Cresset. Your charitable gifts through the Cresset Academy Educational Foundation allow for the growth of programs, facility upgrades, and many other necessities that add value to our students’ experience here. Your time and treasure provide the vision and trust that allows students to grow into steadfast and confident disciples.
We are so grateful for our benevolent givers.
The Annual Fund Pledge Program, "Stronger Together," is a campaign to raise capital beneficial to the operations and mission of Cresset Christian Academy. The Annual Fund drive has been highlighted by distinct past events that include: 1) The Online Auction, 2) The Christmas Letter, and 3) The Spring Campaign. Each year specific goals are set and the events are given a specific theme to encourage student and family participation. This year, 2021-22, includes the following:
The "Stronger Together" Dinner (October 2021)
The Winter Gala (January 2022)
The Spring Campaign (April 2022)
2018-19 gifts were used to assist families and put multimedia screens into Middle School classrooms.
2019-20 gifts were used to assist families and to purchase technology for Lower School classrooms. Previous gifts were also used to purchase shelving for classrooms and the library and to provide test preparation for high school students.
2020-21 Integration of new technology into the High School.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are considered gifts to the CAEF. Once received, they are then distributed and designated for specific operational or mission purposes.
The mission of the Cresset Academy Educational Foundation is to provide a financial foundation that will enhance the Christian educational opportunity of every student enrolled. Several distinctives of the Foundation include
Founded as a charitable, non-profit organization in March 1998
Internal Revenue Service granted the CAEF full tax-exempt status under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Gifts are tax-deductible for both personal and corporate purposes
The foundation accepts donations in support of scholarships, capital improvements, athletics, WINGS, fine arts, building improvements, transportation and related needs. Donations may given in the form of planned or outright gifts.
Outright Gifts: cash, stock gifts, personal property, real estate, donated equipment and matching funds.
Planned Gifts: wills, bequests, codicils, Life Insurance, Life Income Plans, and Charitable Lead Trusts.
Funds from scholarship endowments are transferred to the Academy scholarship fund and designated funds are also transferable to the Academy as needed for specific projects.