Support


prayingSince Calvary Day School opened its doors in 1961, it has been blessed with enormous support from those who seek to further the school’s mission of providing an academically challenging education in a uniquely Christian environment. Exceptional teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and superior athletic venues are all possible because of the generous support of the Calvary family.

Because Calvary is a nonprofit, we rely on community support in order to provide one of the best educational values in the Southeast. Through endowments, gifts, and bequests, current and future students are enabled to grow according to Calvary’s key verse: Luke 2:52.

Alumni, parents, and friends of Calvary can all positively contribute to the ongoing success of the school by exploring the many ways to become a partner in Christian education with Calvary Day School. We thank you in advance for your gracious support of our mission here, and we pray that God returns to you your blessing to us in the years to come.

Ways to Give

Calvary is a nonprofit, charitable organization that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. As a 501(c)(3) organization, charitable donations made to Calvary are fully deductible for federal and Georgia income, gift, and estate tax purposes. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Development Office at 912-351-2299 or email development@calvarydayschool.com.

The Rock

The Rock is a tax-deductible opportunity to support the overall mission of the school. In the past, annual funds have provided for significant technological improvements, including increased computer accessibility for students and Promethean Boards in classrooms.

Endowment Funds

Establishing an endowed fund is a wonderful way to partner with Calvary Day School to secure the future of the school for generations of Calvary students to come. Endowments may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose.

Capital Gifts

Capital gifts to Calvary help to ensure the finest facilities for our students. Capital projects in the past have resulted in updated classroom technologies, new buildings on campus, and upgraded athletic and arts facilities.

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer programs to match the donations of their employees, retirees, employees’ spouses, or directors. If an employer matches a gift to Calvary, the amount received by the school doubles.

Appreciated Securities/Gifts of Stock

Donors who transfer appreciated securities, bonds, or mutual fund shares to Calvary Day School qualify for charitable tax deductions and avoid the long-term capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the asset.

Memorial or Honor Giving

Memorial or honor gifts may be made through annual giving or a named scholarship endowment. Both are meaningful ways to honor a family member or friend.

Corporate Giving

Corporate partners help to ensure that Calvary Day School continues to produce the quality graduates for which we are known, thereby directly impacting the economic vitality of the region.

Planned Giving

Estate Planning

A unique way to make significant gifts to Calvary is through an estate plan. Such gifts may save significant taxes on your estate.

Bequests

Any asset, cash, property, retirement plan, IRA, or 401K may serve as a bequest. Bequests are a simple way to ensure the continuation of the school’s mission.

Charitable Trusts

A charitable lead trust allows Calvary to receive income from the assets that a donor contributes over a prescribed term of years. At the end of this period, the assets of the trust pass to those named by the donor. A charitable lead trust allows donors to significantly reduce their estate and gift taxes on transfers of wealth to their loved ones.

Gift Annuities

A gift annuity allows a donor to give to Calvary and still receive income from the assets for his or her lifetime. In addition to a number of tax benefits, annuity income is often higher after a charitable gift is made.

Life Insurance

Naming Calvary Day School as an owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy is a way to make a gift to the school with only a modest out-of-pocket cost. Depending on an individual’s circumstances, premiums may be tax deductible, and the entire estate may receive a charitable deduction as well.