Designed to kick off each fall, the Annual Fund raises unrestricted gifts to support the annual operating budget, which includes instructional materials, program support, equipment and technology, professional development, and facility maintenance. As is the "norm" for most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Tuition covers approximately 85 percent of the school's operating expenses. The other 15 percent is made up through tax-deductible charitable giving.

It takes a combination of tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that an independent school education offers: small classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional exploratory offerings, an unapologetic Christian environment, just to name a few. Charitable gifts are necessary to help sustain and expand the mission.


Thank you, Mount Paran Christian School families, for your tremendous response and support of this year’s Annual Fund 1st in 10 blitz. MPCS families are the best, as we have reached 85% parent participation! Your participation and valuable resources allow us to sustain and enhance our school’s mission. Thank you for partnering with us to make our great school the best it can be!

There is still time to make a gift if you have not had opportunity to participate. Our online giving form is a quick and secure way to make your gift or pledge gift by simply. Join us as together we are contributing to our students' success!

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Why is my participation important?

The first question that most outside constituencies ask before making a gift is, "What do your Board, staff, and parents contribute?" It is so important that we show support from within before we go to outside sources for contributions. Participation in the Annual Fund demonstrates to others that we, as the closest ones to the school, philanthropically support our mission. What better way to motivate other groups to give? MPCS faculty and staff have just completed a three-day Annual Fund giving campaign with 100 percent participation!


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Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes! All gifts to Mount Paran Christian School are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Upon receipt of your gift, MPCS Development Office will generate an acknowledgement letter which you may use as documentation when filing your taxes.


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How does my child benefit from the Annual Fund?

Every student at MPCS benefits from the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides the very things that most likely determined your choice to send your child to MPCS: small classes, exemplary teachers, resources many public schools cannot offer, exceptional offerings in exploratory subjects, more personal attention with individualized student learning, an unapologetically Christian environment, and so much more. Paying tuition gives your child access to all of this. Charitable gifts are necessary to help sustain and expand it. Giving to Annual Fund also helps keep tuition as low as possible for all families.


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What is an appropriate gift amount for the Annual Fund?

A gift of any amount is appreciated and counts towards the important participation measurements. Each donor is asked to prayerfully consider giving a meaningful gift at whatever level that may be for you that reflects your commitment to the school and your ability to give.



Contact us for information:

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Cindy Gibbs
Assistant Director of Development

Mount Paran Christian School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to Annual Fund are considered charitable gifts and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

2018-19 Annual Fund coincides with the school’s fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. All pledge gifts are due in full by June 30, 2019.

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