Ways to Give

When a gift is made to Impact Christian Academy, donors have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used as well as flexibility on making their gift.

Unrestricted gifts (or undesignated gifts) are among the most valuable to ICA because they allow our administration to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise.

Unrestricted gifts may be used to support costs associated with program enhancement, financial assistance, innovations in teaching, equipment, facilities and much more.

Designated gifts (or directed gifts) allow donors to designate their gift to a specific program or investment area at ICA. When donors make a designated gift, they enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that a program or area that is meaningful to them is being advanced.

Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts

When donors provide an outright gift to ICA their contribution is put to work immediately, providing funding for current programs or areas. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

  • Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts to make—using outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, credit-card transactions, money orders or wire transfers. All cash gifts are to be made payable to “Impact Christian Academy”.
  • Appreciated securities, stocks and bond gifts also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the Academy before they are sold. For securities that have been held for more than one year, the gift may provide a two-fold tax benefit: creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping to avoid the capital gains tax from their sale.

Real Estate Gifts

Real estate gifts offer a wide array of tax and other benefits and could include personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land.

  • Personal property gifts enable donors to make a significant gift to support the Academy in exchange for possible tax benefits. Such items could include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an easy way to double or even triple an investment into ICA. Corporate matching gift programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Donors should ask their human resources department for more information on expanding their gifts through their employers matching gift program.

Donors wishing to provide gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds, real estate or personal property should contact the Director of Institutional Advancement at (904) 652-1441 or pdewitt@icajax.com for more information.