Written by Brandon Allen Executive Director | Fortify Foundation One of the areas we all probably struggle in at some point in time is asking people for donations. There was a very brief period in my life where I was in transition of jobs and I decided to try out
Written by Brandon Allen Executive Director | Fortify Foundation How much of the past would you change if you could see into the future? I’m not necessarily talking about changing the mistakes we’ve made (although I’m sure we would all like to address one or two of those along the
Written by Dr. Bryan Easley Head of School | Midland Valley Christian Academy I’m not a fundraiser! Most of us have said that at one point or another in our educational career. Perhaps you’re convinced that fundraising isn’t your gift and not something you are good at doing. The challenge
Written by Megan Brown Marketing Director | Fortify Foundation Have you ever considered what giving truly looks like from a biblical perspective? Or considered what stewardship truly means? As believers, we know that God calls us to give, but what does that look like from a scaled-down, daily perspective? Before
Written by Edward Earwood President | Fortify Foundation 50 years…. Yes, it has been 50 years since my parents first approached me about attending a Christian high school. Christian education was not a new concept to our family; my parents had both graduated from a Christian high school. However, a
Written by Dan Handford Vice-Chair and Secretary | Fortify Foundation I was sitting in church one Sunday morning and admittedly my mind started to wander off (please don’t hold it against me!). I was thinking about a conversation that I had with a fellow church member a few months prior.
Written by Brandon Allen Executive Director | Fortify Foundation When we start to talk about investing, what comes to your mind? Maybe you automatically think of the name Wall Street. Perhaps hearing that term draws your mind to things like stock markets, bonds, and mutual funds. If you have talked
Starting your school’s endowment fund is easy! You can start your fund with any amount. Once it exceeds $10,000, you can begin receiving an annual distribution from the fund per Fortify’s spending policy (currently, 4%) or keep reinvesting its growth and earnings until you reach your goal. While $10,000 is
If you still itemize your deductions, you can deduct charitable cash gifts up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) again this year. On December 27, 2020, when President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, one of the CARES Act provisions that was temporarily extended through the
(Don’t miss out! Some are “this-year-only” opportunities you may want to consider from the CARES Act enacted earlier this year.) 1. Deduct $300 without itemizing Don’t let this opportunity expire on you! This year only, you can deduct $300 of cash, check or debit/credit card charitable gifts without itemizing.