Cornerstone’s primary vehicles for supporting our mission are tuition dollars and fundraising. Tuition dollars only cover 89% of the school’s operating budget. Thus, annual support of the Cornerstone Fund bridges the gap between the total cost of operating the school and tuition revenue. The average gap per student amounts to $1168. Your support is critical to the school fulfilling our mission.
Cornerstone Annual Fund contributions enhance the educational opportunities available to our students through enrichment programs such as Music, Art, Foreign Language and Physical Education. The Annual Fund helps fund salaries, purchase equipment for the school, provide additional student programs, and assists in keeping yearly tuition fees low.
Gifts to the Cornerstone Annual Fund are an investment in the future leaders of tomorrow. Annually, Cornerstone receives gifts from parents, grandparents, relatives, alumni, faculty and staff, corporations and board members. The Annual Fund goal is always 100% participation. Every gift, no matter how large or how small, makes a difference. Historically, we have an extremely high rate of participation (average over 99% the last two years). Full participation demonstrates a strong indication that our community is pleased with Cornerstone.
As part of this year’s comprehensive Annual Fund Drive, we are pleased to inform you that we have expanded the Annual Fund contribution levels to encourage everyone from Cornerstone to participate. Further, with additional contribution levels, we will expand our possible contributors to include friends, local businesses, and local restaurants.
$1,000 - $2,499
$5,000 - $9,999
$500 - $999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1 - $499
Matching gifts are an easy way to double your contribution to the school. Contact your employer to see if your company offers a matching gifts program and let us know!
The 2014-2015 Cornerstone Annual Fund Drive ends June 30, 2015. The majority of the gifts are received by December 31 or very early in the New Year. We currently only receive payment by check or cash, but we will be adding additional ways to submit contributions. Please mail to Cornerstone Christian Academy (ANNUAL FUND), 5295 Triangle Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092.
Cornerstone Annual Fund Q & A