Investing in Westminster
I have been praying for your children since the summer – before I even knew them. One of our middle school English teachers opened her class with this statement at IGNite. As I listened to this teacher address the parents, I couldn’t help but smile and thank God for creating this time in my life in which I have the privilege of serving at Westminster Christian Academy.
In many ways, it feels like I have been working at Westminster for years. God’s grace abounds to me in my new position as I meet with faculty and administrators, alumni, and parents. I have been given such a warm welcome. New jobs traditionally bring some degree of anxiety, but from my first day I have felt at peace and at home at Westminster. This place is truly special.
One of my colleagues often says that God has a special place in His heart for Westminster, and I believe it. God’s presence here feels tangible, and I have been encouraged to learn of His faithfulness to this community in countless ways over the years. One of the clearest ways He has done this is by surrounding us with people who have been generous in philanthropic support of Westminster and our mission. Knowing the ways in which these individuals have cared for Westminster over the years is such a rich blessing.
Thank you for your prayerfully considering how you can invest in Westminster. Every single gift makes a difference in our mission to prepare more young men and women to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.
If I can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Shelley Milligan, EdD
Assistant Head of School – Institutional Advancement
It is hard to imagine what Westminster Christian Academy would be today without the generous financial blessings and sacrifices made by our community for the purpose of our vision – to prepare more young men and women to engage and change the world for Jesus Christ.
Your gifts are used to fulfill our commitment to the following:
Cultivating excellence in these areas will require your continued support and an ongoing partnership.
The Investors Circle is the leadership giving society of The Westminster Annual Fund. Members of this important group make a leadership gift of $1,000 or more and are instrumental in providing life-changing opportunities for our students. In our inaugural year (2014-15), we welcomed 169 charter members and enjoyed joining together in support of our community. Let’s build upon this strong foundation for the coming year, all for the sake of our students.
Please prayerfully consider how God might enable you to become a member of The Investors Circle. We invite you to join us by making a gift today. Please contact Carolyn Holt, 314.616.0109, to discuss a gift or learn more.
We at Westminster invite you to join the circle of donors who have generously secured the future of our school through planned gifts. We understand that if you choose to make this kind of contribution, it will be because you believe in our mission and want to help make a difference in the lives of our students. For that, we sincerely thank you.
As you prayerfully consider this opportunity, we have provided you with adequate information to help you plan a gift that meets your personal and financial goals as well as your charitable wishes.
Westminster Christian Academy has partnered with Barnabas Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Christian organizations with planned giving and estate planning services at no cost. Their professional staff provides confidential consultation and planned giving expertise. If you have any questions or would like guidance in accomplishing your goals, please contact Amy Rhodes.
There are many ways for you to give. Every gift is important.
A cash gift can be an outright gift or a pledge. You can make an immediate gift or a recurring monthly gift. All cash gifts are tax deductible.
Double your gifts to Westminster through matching gift opportunities. Many companies encourage the charitable giving of their employees by offering a matching gift program.
In addition to providing a significant gift, donating long-term appreciated securities enables you to avoid potential capital gain taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction.
Gifts of appreciated real estate can have attractive tax benefits. Real estate does not have to be donated outright but can rather be transferred to a charitable remainder trust to provide you with lifetime income.
A planned gift is a gift made through a revocable trust or will, one that provides lifetime income to the donor, or a more complex gift of real estate or tax-deferred retirement assets.
Many individuals choose to give through non-cash gifts. These gifts include goods and services.
These gifts may include but are not limited to real estate, vehicles, and boats.
Our online giving form enables you to specify a memorial gift in the special instructions section. You may also call us at 314.997.2900.
Please email us anytime or call us with questions at 314.997.2900.
Shelley Milligan, EdD
Assistant Head of School – Advancement
Head of School Emeritus
Major Gifts Officer
Director of The Annual Fund