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How to Give

When you give to Heritage Christian School, you have many options. These choices enable you to make the impact you want, when you want, in the way you choose. The Heritage Development Department is happy to assist you in finding the type of gift that best meets your needs. Explore the giving options below to discover which opportunity is best for you and your family. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Thrive Campaign

We're excited to have reached our $4 million pledge goal. To fulfill your commitments, click here.

Tax Credit Scholarships

The state of Indiana allows any individual or corporation to donate to Heritage Christian School through the Sagamore Institute Scholarship Giving Organization. These gifts (up to $12.5 million statewide annually) receive a 50% tax credit on the Indiana state tax due. Learn more.

Specific Departments or Wherever Needed

In addition to the options above, our online giving form also includes the opportunity to give to the Fine Arts Department, the Athletics Department, Educational Support Services, or wherever there is the most need. You also have the option to become a Fine Arts Patron or join the Athletics Booster Club. The choice is yours!

Online

We accept one time and recurring gifts through our secure online payment gateway. There are multiple areas to which you can give through our online gateway. Contributions can be made through automatic bank withdrawals or with a credit/debit card. Give online now.

Cash

Donation checks may be sent to:

Heritage Christian School
Attn: Development Department
6401 E. 75th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Appreciated Stock Gifts

Stocks (or securities) and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are popular assets to use when making a gift to Heritage Christian School. Making a gift of stock or mutual funds allows you to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself. When you donate appreciated stock or mutual funds you have held more than one year, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You are also entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer. When you donate stock to Heritage, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent. Making a gift of stock to support Heritage is as easy as instructing your broker to transfer the shares. Contact the Heritage Development Office for transfer instructions.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double (or even triple!) your gift. More than 15,000 companies and subsidiaries have a program that matches gifts made to support education. Matching gifts are directed to the same designation as your original gift, unless your employer dictates otherwise. Heritage’s Development Department will recognize you for the total amount.

For questions about this or other aspects of matching gifts, please call Derek Todd, Development Manager at 317-849-3441 or derek.todd@heritagechristian.net.

To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources Department. If your employer will match your gift, please request a matching gift form from your employer and submit your form, completed and signed, with your gift to the address below. You may also submit your claim online if your employer has an online matching gift claim form.

Heritage Christian School
Attn: Development Department
6401 E. 75th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Employee Payroll Deduction

Faculty and staff who personally invest in HCS make a powerful statement about their commitment to their workplace and its future. By making a payroll deduction gift, you can quickly and conveniently demonstrate your belief in our mission.

Simply contact Nancy Radcliff, Payroll Specialist, at (317) 849-3441 ext. 336 or nancy.radcliff@heritagechristian.net with questions or changes regarding your payroll deduction.

Student Billing

Gifts can be made through your student billing account. Please contact Laura Valentine at 317-849-3441 x 114 or laura.valentine@heritagechristian.net to set up recurring or once a year gifts.

Memorial Gifts

These gifts are a special way to honor a friend or loved one who has passed away. These gifts ensure a legacy for the deceased that extends far into the future. Any type of gift can be designated as a memorial gift.

For obituary announcements, we suggest the following language, which can be tailored to your needs:

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Christian School. Please direct your contributions to (fund of your choice) in memory of (the name of your friend or loved one). Visit heritagechristian.net/support or send a gift to Heritage Christian School, 6401 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Honorary Gifts

These gifts are a meaningful way to pay tribute to a living person. It may honor a special occasion or achievement, or merely acknowledge the honoree’s importance in your life. Any type of gift can be designated as an honorary gift.

Planned Gifts/Bequests

Are you interested in helping Heritage Christian School but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Heritage Christian School a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

By including a bequest to Heritage in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Since your estate is eligible for an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction, your gift reduces the taxes due by your heirs.

Since a will is an important legal document, you should seek the help of an attorney and financial advisor. To begin your no-obligation conversation, contact Gary Roebbelen, Director of Development at gary.roebbelen@heritagechristian.net or 317-849-3441.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is a unique way to give to Heritage. To qualify, Heritage needs to become owner and beneficiary. You may choose to donate a paid-up policy no longer needed, give a policy that is not fully paid-up and take a deduction for the present value of the policy, or make Heritage the owner and beneficiary of a new policy. Ongoing premium payments qualify as charitable deductions.

Real Estate

A gift of appreciated real estate is similar to a gift of appreciated stock. Any type of property you have owned for more than one year qualifies as a charitable contribution at its fair market value. The asset may be given outright, or may serve as the corpus of a trust arrangement, or in the case of a personal residence, may be given with the right of lifetime tenancy by the donor and/or spouse. An immediate charitable deduction is available to the donor, and the gift is not subject to capital gains taxes.

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