Support FRCS…Ways to Give
Contact Development Director, Charlotte Alex [email protected], for more information.
Gifts by cash, check and credit card allow Franklin Road Christian School to address its needs immediately.
On-line giving is a simple and convenient way to show your support for the students of Franklin Road Christian. Click here to make your gift now. (You will be directed to online giving through Brightmoor Christian Church. Choose “Donate to Support FRCS”.)
Securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds are excellent ways to support the Annual Fund, endowments and capital projects, particularly if they have appreciated in value. The full market value of the stock is tax deductible, not just the original investment cost. In addition, you can avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock.
Matching Gifts are often an option to employees or retirees of a company or corporation. Matching gifts are a great way to maximize the impact of your individual contribution. Check with your company’s Human Resources department or charitable foundation.
Reunion Gifts – If your class is celebrating a reunion this year, consider a gift to Franklin Road Christian School, combined with other members of your class, to help make a difference for future generations of alumni.
Bequests may be made through your will and may include a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
Endowment Gifts help secure the future of the school while providing for important programs such as scholarships, financial aid and faculty enhancement.
Life Insurance – You can name Franklin Road Christian School as the beneficiary to either all or a portion of an insurance policy.
Real Estate – Gifts of appreciated real estate are similar to gifts of stock. If you have owned the property for 12 months or more, you avoid capital gains taxes and may deduct the fair market value of the property.
Charitable Lead Trusts are funded with an asset, such as appreciated property or securities, and the earnings are contributed to Franklin Road Christian School for the life of the trust. When the trust reaches it termination date, the principal goes to your beneficiaries.
Charitable Remainder Trusts are similar to Charitable Lead Trusts as they are funded with an asset. The earnings are paid as income to you and your beneficiaries. Upon the death of the last beneficiary, the principal goes to Franklin Road Christian School.
Business and Other In-Kind Gifts such as services, inventory, equipment, materials and cash can benefit Franklin Road Christian School while providing a positive tax impact.
Grants/Scholarships – Contributions can be made to the school’s general scholarship/financial aid budget to help children attend FRCS that might not otherwise have the resources to do so.
Remember, all contributions to Franklin Road Christian School are tax deductible. The fiscal year ends on August 31 of each year. All gifts received by that date will be acknowledged in that year’s Annual Report.