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At Christchurch School, we combine 100 years of tradition and community with a dynamic and innovative approach to learning. Taken together, this is the unique life-changing "Christchurch Experience." Unfortunately, though, an affordable level of tuition does not fully cover the costs of educating today's students. This is the reason that one of our most deeply cherished traditions is that of giving back to the school. 
 
Christchurch has been significantly strengthened by extraordinary support from its alumni, parents, and friends. Relying on this support, the school is able to confidently lean hard into its Second Century while continuing to provide its transformational experience. With your help, Christchurch can continue to inspire and influence the leaders of tomorrow. 

There are a number of different ways to give, as well as funds towards which you can direct your donation. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

THE BELL TOWER FUND. This is the most practical way to donate your money to Christchurch School.  These gifts have an immediate and direct benefit to each student and faculty member, as well as to the quality and range of school programming. Among other things, donations to The Bell Tower Fund will support the following: 
    
+ Covid-19 Testing/Vaccines/PPE/ etc...
+ Innovative and challenging academic, athletic, and art programs
+ Recruitment of talented faculty
+ Small class sizes and individual attention to students
+The latest educational technology for the 21st century
+ Affordable tuition for students with demonstrated need
 
ENDOWMENT GIVING. Devoted and generous alumni, parents, and friends have established endowed funds which provide permanent income to the school. Under prudent management, these resources support immediate priorities and long term goals. This allows Christchurch to focus on what it does best - meeting each child where they are, and helping to guide them on a path toward becoming a compassionate, engaged, and successful global citizen.  

CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS. These are specifically focused on the construction or renovation of campus buildings, large equipment purchases, and/or providing essential funds to our endowment. These contributions are usually pledged over three to five years and are treated as additional gifts beyond one's Annual Fund gift.
 
PLANNED GIVING. Friends of the school who have included Christchurch in their estate plans automatically become members of the Christchurch School Society. These planned gifts have been integral to the growth and success of Christchurch School. These planned gifts, whether directed toward specific priorities such as tuition assistance and faculty support, or given without restriction, provide a firm financial foundation upon which the school is built. Put simply, planned giving helps to ensure that Christchurch can continue to have the resources it needs to prepare students for success in a fast-paced and ever-changing world. 
 
INTERNATIONAL GIVING. Christchurch is both fortunate and deeply grateful that many of its international alumni, parents, and friends continue to support the school. Understanding the challenges that can arise with international giving, Christchurch strives to make this process as easy and simple as possible. International giving - whether it be to the Annual Fund, an endowment, a campaign, or as a planned gift - plays an important role in the continued health and success of Christchurch in preparing its students from all over the world for success. 

Your support of Christchurch School is critical to its continued success. Thank you for your True Blue loyalty and generosity. Go Church!

CARES ACT TAX INCENTIVES EXTENDED - WITH A SMALL BOOST
couple of key provisions of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act were extended into 2021 (and, in one case, increased). Here's what the stimulus package means for you. 

TAX INCENTIVES WHEN YOU GIVE TO CHARITY
1) An expansion of the universal 
charitable deduction for cash gifts
The universal charitable deduction has not only been extended but given a well-deserved upgrade. The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. This is available to taxpayers who take the standard deduction. This tax incentive is available for car gifts to qualified chairs (but not to supporting organizations or donor-advised funds).

2) An extension of the cap on deductions for cash contributions 
Contributions to public charities are generally limited to a percentage of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES ACT lifted the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, increasing it from 60% to 100% of AGI for 2020 (and now for 2021). Any excess contributions available can be carried over to the next five years (for corporations, the law raised the annual limit from 10% to 25% of taxable income). 

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306