Palmetto Christian Academy is a tuition-based ministry of East Cooper Baptist Church. As such, PCA is funded by the tuition and fees paid by our covenant families. Tuition meets the basic operating needs of our school. It is with the Annual Fund that enhancements to curriculum, arts, financial aid, scholarships, and school improvements occur.
Over the past years, the Annual Fund has provided the purchase of RenWeb, the bell and intercom system, a field for PE and athletics, art supplies, additional classroom space in the art room, a resource center for student support, updated computers for teachers and students, faculty development in conferences and in-house training, promethean boards, projectors, screens for audio-visual support, and recently, a weight room for athletes of all ages, MAP testing and Compass Learning.
Ways to Give
- Pledges – A pledged gift is a commitment by a donor to honor PCA with payments allocated over a specific period of time. Pledged gifts may be processed by clicking on “Support PCA” and “Give Now”. Gifts may be designated as the donor desires within the Board’s established giving priorities.
- Gifts of Cash and Appreciated Securities – The simplest way to support PCA is by making an outright gift of cash or appreciated securities. A cash gift entitles the donor to a charitable tax deduction in the year of the gift. A gift of appreciated securities (held for more than one year) provides a tax deduction without the responsibility for capital gains.
- Real Estate – A donor may contribute various types of tangible property to PCA. Real estate gifts offer the donor a variety of tax benefits.
- Bequests – A donor may include a bequest to PCA in his/her estate plan. Bequests may be for a specific amount, a percentage of the donor’s estate, or even a residual portion. Charitable bequests will help reduce the donor’s potential taxable estate.
- Life Insurance – A donor may contribute an existing life insurance policy or designate the school as owner and beneficiary of the new policy. Gifts of life insurance offer the donor a variety of tax benefits, as long as the beneficiary is irrevocably assigned.
- Charitable Trusts – Through a trust, a donor may contribute assets, such as securities or real estate to PCA and retain for life the income from those assets for him/her, his/her spouse, or both. A remainder gift permits the donor to take an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of the value of the gift. Furthermore, if the gift takes the form of appreciated securities or real estate, the donor does not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation.
- Matching Gifts - A number of companies will match donations to PCA. Each donor should inquire with his/her company’s personnel office to inquire as to complete information and possibly initiate a match.
- Other – If you have a specific gift in mind for Palmetto Christian Academy which does not seem to fit any of the categories listed, please call Sarah Corley in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 843.881.9967. We appreciate your desire to help PCA and we will be delighted to assist you in establishing a giving plan.
Director of Institutional Development
"In academics, arts, and athletics, Palmetto Christian Academy partners with families to seek excellence. Your support of our efforts, maintains distinction in our programs. Each student, every day, directly benefits from Annual Fund giving. Raising a hand, holding a paintbrush, performing in a recital, supporting a thesis, connecting globally, in an audition, crossing a finish line, or singing in chapel, funding of the Annual Fund at Palmetto Christian Academy serves to develop exceptional students."