You can help the Rutland Area Christian School make a difference in the lives of children and families here in the Rutland Region. Here are just a few of the ways.
Donate to the support of the Rutland Area Christian School. Your tax deductable gifts help make Christian Education affordable. You can donate now securely online by using PayPal! Just enter a major credit card and you donation is instantly processed. PayPal is the leader of online transactions, and you private info is used only once, and is never stored. PayPal is 100% safe and easy.
Your business, ministry or family can advertise on our website. We offer a variety of ways and price points. To see a list of options and pricing please download the application. Feel free to contact us with questions.
Each year, RACS gives out thousands of dollars in scholarship money to families who desire to send their children to a Christian school but who otherwise would not be able to afford it. You can help these families with your gifts designated to the scholarship fund.
RACS has started an endowment fund designed to help us keep our costs down while allowing us to provide excellence in education. This fund is intended to meet the annual needs of the school such as salaries, etc. The funds drawn from this fund will allow RACS to provide for the excellent educators who have chosen to work in a Christian school.
With a facility this size, there are always renovations and improvements to make. You can designate your donation towards the building fund to help us maintain this fantastic facility that the Lord has provided. Send your donations, marked “building fund”..
In-Kind Gifts of services are always appreciated and acknowledged in our newsletter.
Many donors are planning to make RACS part of their estate planning for charitable as well as tax reduction reasons. We recommend that you discuss any substantial charitable contribution with your financial advisor. You can also contact our Board of Directors.
Giving stock is another great way to give to RACS. When you donate an appreciated stock, you are eligible for a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock as of the date of the gift. Plus you avoid paying capital gains on the stock’s increased value.
A bequest is a gift that continues to give and enhance RAC’s ability to provide Christian Education. To make a bequest, add a statement to your will stating your intent to leave an amount or percentage of your estate to the Rutland Area Christian School.
RACS can be named as a beneficiary of an IRA (Individual Retirement Account), 401(K), Keough Plan, and 403 Qualified Pension Plan. This gift will not be subject to combined income and estate taxes at the time of death.
RACS can be designated as a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or a new policy. You will receive a tax deduction and your estate tax will be reduced by the value of the policy.
These type of trusts can offer tax advantages and allow income for life for you or whomever you designate, or defer the income until a later date. Under the trust’s provisions, RACS can receive benefits now or when the trust terminates. Talk to your financial advisor about how you can set this up.
Property including real estate that has appreciated in value over the years can be donated to RACS. As a donor you can avoid capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full, fair market value
RACS hosts several fundraising events throughout the year including our annual Golf Tournaments and Concerts. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring one of these events, please contact the headmaster at the school.