An Overview of Giving at RCS
The impact of philanthropic giving is evident throughout our campus and in the lives of our students and alumni. Charitable giving to Resurrection Christian School has provided significant enhancements to our academic, spiritual formation, and extra-curricular programs, along with making improvements to our facilities, technologies and equipment.
The solicitation of tax-deductible donations is intended to enable our families and friends to give based on ability and calling to grow RCS, rather than by a larger annual tuition increase. Tuition provides a wonderful and extensive operating budget for RCS. Charitable giving provides additional resources each year in our ceaseless pursuit of excellence.
The Cougar Fund
The Cougar Fund represents a pool of charitable gifts donated through fundraising programs and events that include the Cougar Fund Annual Giving Campaign, Giving Tuesday, the RCS Gala, the FORE!RCS Golf Tournament, and other activities. By pooling this gift revenue together, the RCS Board and staff leadership have the ability to evaluate a larger total sum of gift revenue and strategically prioritize where to invest these monies each year.
RCS is always striving to improve and raise the level of value we provide to students, families, and donors. Giving to our Cougar Fund campaigns and annual events provide the financial resources for the purchase of capital expenditures in the areas of:
- Technology: Classroom technology and equipment, student computing
- Performing Arts: Equipment, supplies, technology, instruments, equipment, repairs, and maintenance
- Athletics: Uniforms, equipment, facility maintenance, and improvements
- Equipment: Recurring needs for replacing desks, chairs, tables
- Tuition Assistance: For deserving families with demonstrated financial need
- Teachers: Attracting, retaining, and supporting outstanding teachers
- Security & Health: Technology, equipment, training, and staffing to ensure the safety and well-being of students and employees
Meet the Development Team
Chief Development Officer
Senior Development Coordinator
Ways to Give
Types of Gifts
- One-Time Gifts
- Monthly Giving — Setting up recurring giving is easy and provides a consistent blessing.
- Gifts-in-Kind — From supplies, equipment, materials, services, and personal property. Donating these types of tangible goods enhances quality and gift revenue.
- Matching Gifts — RCS meets most requirements necessary to match a gift. If you as an individual or your employer have a matching gift program, your Human Resources Department can provide the necessary forms.
- Memorial or Honorary Gifts — Give a special gift in memory or in honor of a family member or friend.
- Gifts of Stock — Click here to view our Stock Transfer instructions.
- Planned Giving — Giving of retirement assets or via a Trust, Will, or Estate.
You can make a tax-deductible gift in any of the following ways:
- Online: By using a credit card
- By Phone: (970) 612-0674 and select/ask for the Development Department
- Mail a Check: Send checks to the address below:
Resurrection Christian School
6508 E. Crossroads Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80538
Please make all checks payable to "Resurrection Christian School."
Cougar Fund Annual Giving Campaign
It is our hope that all members of our school community will support the Cougar Fund at an annual gift level that is appropriate for them. We ask that friends and all families prioritize the giving through the Annual Giving Campaign as it is foundational to our continuous improvement in quality and spurs growth.
RCS Gala & Auction
RCS hosts its annual Gala Dinner & Auction each spring and is the school’s signature event and largest fundraiser. The 2023 Gala takes place Saturday, March 25, at the Welcome Center at Aim Community College in Greeley and features noted author and speaker Lee Strobel.
Click here for more information about the event, table sponsorships, and the auction.
FORE!RCS Golf Tournament
Our 2023 tournament will take place Thursday, September 14, at RainDance National in Windsor. Click here for more information about the event, sponsorships, and registration.
RCS Corporate Partner Program
Locally focused advertising continues to prove an effective method in marketing a business' products or services. We promote our partners to RCS families and fans via signage throughout campus, ScoreVision ads in the high school gym at dozens of athletic contests, the RCS website, RCS social media, and the Cougar Business Directory.
Building an endowment for RCS secures the long-term financial sustainability of the school, and provides impactful blessings to students and teachers for generations to come.
The corpus of RCS-endowed gifts is invested with an independent investment firm with the oversight of the RCS Board of Directors, the RCS Foundation Board, and the school administration. The Foundation distributes a percentage of the endowment earnings to the school to benefit the designated purpose of the endowed gift.
We welcome opportunities to partner with donors who want to make an eternal investment in Resurrection Christian School. Named Endowment Funds may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000, which can be payable to us for five years. Gifts of any amount can be made to RCS to benefit our core endowment funds:
General Endowment — supports prioritized annual needs and special projects.
Scholarship Fund — provides need-based support for deserving students and families.
Faculty Fund — attracting, retaining, and supporting outstanding teachers.
Building Fund — ongoing maintenance and improvements for our facilities.
You make a life-changing and eternal impact on the future by including Resurrection Christian School in your estate or other major planned gifts.
The RCS Legacy Society honors those who have included RCS in their estate plans. Please contact us if RCS is already a part of your estate plan or if you are considering doing so in the future. RCS treasures the opportunity to discuss planned giving and estate planning strategies that work best for you and your family. RCS also partners with your financial planning, tax, or legal advisors to tailor a planned gift to RCS that meets your objectives.
One of the simplest strategies is to add RCS to your will, bequest, or trust documents. You can choose to leave RCS a percentage, a specific amount, specific pieces of property, or the residual of your estate after providing for your heirs.
Established in 2006, the RCS Foundation Board of Directors and volunteers launched the RCS Gala, building a successful annual fundraising event that raised millions of dollars for the school. During the 2022-23 school year, the Foundation will transition its purpose to focus on the creation and growth of a meaningful endowment for Resurrection Christian School.
RCS has a vision and administrative philosophy of thinking 100 years into the future. To do so requires we have funds not only to operate today but well into the future. Endowments allow us to strategically amass funds over time in order to provide a consistent and sustainable form of revenue for the generations that follow us.
Special project funding makes it possible for RCS to launch or grow the new initiatives that are a part of our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan. Current special projects of a larger scale include:
- Individualized Education, or "I-ed" Program: Launch of new programs for special needs and gifted students, while also serving all students by evaluating and creating an individualized learning plan for them.
- Cougar Country Farms: During the summer of 2022, RCS acquired five acres of ground just 3 miles east of campus to launch our vocational programs. Gifts in support of equipment, supplies, materials, and much more are in need as we develop this unique opportunity.
- Cougar Teachers Graduate Scholarship Fund: Enhancing the Dual Credit course offerings is a critical area of academic program growth for RCS. This fun provides scholarship support for current teachers to obtain graduate study level requirements in order to increase the number of Dual Credit course offerings via RCS teachers.
Capital project gifts are designated for our more large-scale projects. These projects strategically prioritize growth and innovation on our campus by renovating existing spaces or new facility construction. Such bold moves allow RCS to make significant leaps forward in the programs and activities we offer in academics, athletics, and fine arts. Current examples of such projects include:
- Significant work is to be done on our varsity gym floor and pads along the walls.
- Large renovations to our middle school gym and auditorium are necessary to make better use of the space for chapels, band and theater performances, and middle school athletic programs.
- New construction of a high school for 800 students.
- New construction of a state-of-the-art athletic complex.
For more information about special or capital projects, please contact Scott Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (970) 612-0674.