Giving

Outdoor Education Center Brick Campaign

Cavalier Family,
As you prepare for the start of the 20-21 school year, we are excited to announce the new Outdoor Education Center on campus. This project will provide an outdoor center to build on the excellent learning process already in place at Calvary Day School. The Outdoor Education Center will have three distinct Forever Lawn turf playgrounds, a greenhouse, large garden space and native species room. The native species room will house snakes, turtles, an alligator and a fish hatchery.The new play structures and STEM activities will also be incorporated into the project. The Outdoor Education Center will be unlike any other in the Southeast region.
Phase 1 and 2 have been completely funded by private donations to make sure the education at Calvary is still maintained at an affordable price. We anticipate an opening of these areas by the end of August. We are asking for your help funding the 3rd and final phase of the project.
Honor your Cavalier with a commemorative brick in the Thaggard Memorial Walk on the campus of Calvary Day School.
Within the Outdoor Education Center, the Thaggard Memorial Walk is located in front of Tippett Gymnasium. The engraved bricks make wonderful gifts for graduates, alumni, faculty, students, or for an individual who has made a difference in your life, and the life of your loved ones. 
Your $100 brick purchase includes the following:
  • 4" x 8" Brick in the walk
  • Each brick can contain up to three lines of text with 14 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation. Text will be centered on the open face of the brick.
  • These purchases are 100% tax deductible and will support the development of the Outdoor Education Center at Calvary Day School.
You may purchase your brick via the form on this page. When you purchase 5 bricks, Calvary will provide 1 brick for you at no additional cost. We welcome all gifts toward the project. If you have any questions, please contact Gordon Hunter, ghunter@calvarydayschool.com or Morgan Starling mstarling@calvarydayschool.com.  
We thank you for your generous support of Calvary Day School.
Sincerely,
The Development Office

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  • 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.
  • Securities and 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.

The Best Educational Value in the Southeast

Since 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.

Contributing to Success

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.

Planned Giving

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 912-644-5081 or email development@calvarydayschool.com.
  • 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.