God loves a cheerful giver and one of the most precious aspects of being a believer is being generous with God's provisions. Here are two ways to become a faithful steward.
Decide who is Lord of your life - Jesus says, "No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and wealth" (Matt.6:24). The strating point to become a generous steward is to decide in your mind and heart that you will serve God first with your possessions.
Understand your role as a faithful steward - In the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25:14-30), Jesus is personally interested in his followers' use of possessions entrusted to them. If we are smart we will treat our possessions as tools by which God's kingdom and our souls can be grown. The wise person will consider carefully how his possessions can be used in the spiritual world.
TCA does not charge in tuition what it costs to educate a child for one year. The average cost is $11,767 per year. With a tuition of $8,680, that leaves a "gap" of almost $3,100 per student, or $1,066,400 per year.
Part of the gap is made up by rental income from the Upper school campus that TCA rents out, as well as endowment income. The rest, $197,000, is raised through the generosity of God's people as they respond in obedience and joy.
Many friends of TCA give monthly gifts and this can be done by check, automatic draft, or by credit card.
This is a category of giving that does not fit the standard pattern of regular or other cash gifts. You may have stock that has appreciated in value. Giving the stock and allowing TCA to sell it maximizes both the gift to school and the tax benefit. In the past, friends of the school have given other assets, such as real property, like a house. We can work with you in this transaction as well.
Please call either the Development Office or the Headmaster for a meeting.
Giving in this way allows you to use a longer planning horizon and gives you ability to bless students now and into the future.
There are various annuities and life insurance products available that give you current income while allowing the residual (after death) to pass to the school.
TCA has been (and is) named as a "residual beneficiary" in people's wills. Using this method allows you to give specific gifts to individuals or organizations and TCA can be listed for the balance, or what is left over.