Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS) is one of the top independent Christian schools in the region. Since our founding in 1976, we have offered educational excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual formation to prepare and equip the next generation of leaders to impact the world for Christ. We have an ongoing commitment to provide quality, state-of-the-art facilities and to engage the brightest, most dedicated teachers while maintaining a small student/teacher ratio. In our long history, the Traders Point learning community has earned a respected reputation as we uphold our credo...Training Scholars. Making disciples. Graduating leaders.
Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS) is an independent, non-denominational, faith-based school. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, TPCS relies solely on the generosity of donors like you to support our ministry.
WAYS TO GIVE
The annual fund is an opportunity for family and friends of Traders Point to help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a biblically-based TPCS education - a dynamic learning community in a beautiful state and nationally recognized facilities and offering national and international student service and travel. This gap averages $1,200 per student. People with a passion for Christian education and with a belief in TPCS's mission and ministry provide gifts to the Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund helps fund:
1. Tuition Assistance - Supporting the opportunity for families to choose a Christ-centered education, where their children can be challenged within a biblical worldview, both academically and spiritually.
2. Technology - Providing network software and computer upgrades necessary for academic excellence for our students, as well as, professional excellence for our faculty and staff.
3. Professional Development - Equipping faculty and staff with ongoing training in educational best practices.
4. Programs - Funding the athletic program, music and art programs, and extra-curricular activities.
SAGAMORE SGO SCHOLARSHIPS
Earn 50% back for Your Gift to the SGO
Traders Point houses a scholarship fund through the Sagamore Institute called the SGO. This is a special scholarship that provides qualifying families with scholarship opportunities, making private education more affordable so that families can send their students to the school of their choice.
The State of Indiana provides a significant incentive to donors who support our SGO fund through a 50% STATE TAX CREDIT on the amount of your donation. This allows you to give a substantial gift to our ministry while also providing a benefit to you through your Indiana income tax liabilities and there is no cap on the amount of tax credits a donor can secure as long as they are available. Indiana replenishes the Tax Credit Fun for SGO gifts on July 1st of each year.
When filing your state return, your credit should be reported as a School Scholarship Credit, code number 849 and your return must include Schedule IN-OCC 55629. The tax credit certification number you receive with your receipt letter needs to be entered in Column C and the code number 849 is entered in Column D.
If after filing your Indiana Tax Return you possess unused school scholarship tax credits, you may carry these forward to be applied to subsequent annual filings for up to nine (9) years.
Check the Indiana Department of Revenue website to find the available balance for the current fiscal year. Families are encouraged to donate early in the year to ensure the availability of tax credits.
For questions, please contact Leslie Kowal
Our Annual Day of Giving is the one day per year that we ask our staff, families, and friends to support our ministry through a gift to our annual fund. On this day, donors participate in Day of Giving challenges as they compete for individual and classroom prizes. Through your generosity, we are able to provide new and exciting opportunities throughout the year that challenge and educate students within the framework of a biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.
Be a part of the Traders Point legacy forever by purchasing a personalized paver brick for the front walkway of the Traders Point Christian Upper School. This is a great opportunity to give a lasting gift in honor or memory of someone special. Pavers are available in two sizes, either 4" x 8" and 8" x 8" and cost $250 or $400.
For more information about how you can support Traders Point Christian Schools through a financial gift or non-monetary donations, please contact
Dawn Gilbert, Director of Constituent Relations