Donations to the Annual Fund enhance the school’s resources and will help to ensure that GRACE’s students continue to have exceptional opportunities in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts. Our family of funds allows you to better target your gift to an area of particular interest in the life of GRACE, or you may give freely as God gives to you, and the administration will determine where your gift will have the greatest benefit to the school program.
Click HERE for the 2012-2013 Annual Fund Letter
Donations to the Annual Fund will not be used for budgeted operating expenses. They will be a source of flexible funds for opportunities that directly enrich student life. It is our plan to spend all Annual Fund donations in the academic year in which they are received.
Area of Greatest Need Fund - Unrestricted Gifts
The six restricted fund categories offer a variety of programs that would benefit from direct support. For the 2012-2013 school year, all unrestricted funds will be used to repair and renovate the K-6 Raleigh Campus playground.
Instructional Enhancement Fund
Your gift will be used to expand and enrich the academic program at GRACE. Funds may be used to increase course offerings, including additional advanced placement studies, summer enrichment programs and E4 related curriculum. Your gift will be used to provide additional resources and professional development opportunities for faculty. Gifts may be used to enhance the program for learning differences and academically gifted learners.
Tools of Tomorrow Fund
GRACE will provide the highest caliber technology training available enabling our graduates to enter college and the workplace with a superior set of technology skills. Contributions to this fund will go toward the purchase of additional SmartBoards, Mac Laptops, software and E4 training to equip each student with those valuable skills.
Love Your Neighbor Fund
Your gift will enhance student opportunities to become vibrant servant-leaders by selflessly reaching out to those in need through student community service projects and mission trips.
Strong Minds, Strong Bodies Fund
Opportunities exist for our students to develop Godly character traits through athletics: commitment, perseverance, physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Donations to this fund will grow the Athletics program and allow for athletic facility improvements.
Patron of the Arts Fund
Gifts to this fund will help the school fulfill its mission to graduate well-rounded students with an appreciation of the Arts and to provide opportunities to glorify God through a dynamic Arts program that includes music, dance, fine arts, and drama.
Your gift will support GRACE's ongoing needs for team and event transportation. Contributions will fund improvements to our current transportation as well as to acquire additional means of transportation.
This is an exciting time at GRACE! Our future is bright with expanding opportunities to teach our students to use their gifts and talents for our Lord and to prepare them for all God has planned for their lives. Together, we can be part of God’s amazing work and support GRACE as it continues to provide a loving community that spiritually and academically equips, challenges and inspires students to impact their world for Christ.
There are two important aspects to the Annual Fund drive. The first is the ability to jump-start programs with additional funding. However, another important aspect relates to percentage participation. A high percentage participation of GRACE families in our Annual Fund drive conveys a strong sense of internal support, which is a key measure of stake-holder buy-in to potential donors outside the GRACE community. We realize that there are families at GRACE that don’t have the financial resources to make a substantial contribution to the Annual Fund at this time. But broad participation is essential; each family according to their means. No matter what the amount, please prayerfully consider being a part of this important work.
Join with us this year as we reach for our dual goals of $100,000 and 100% participation!