Annual Fund contributions go towards paying the day-to-day expenses of operating the school. These funds help to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of education. This year (2018–19) we will need $580,000 in gifts.
Would you like to partner with us in ministry to students and families? Please consider becoming a Golden Eagle Member. The Golden Eagle Program is a monthly commitment to support Westlake financially.
Each year Westlake Christian Academy provides tuition assistance to dozens of families who could not otherwise afford to send their child to WCA. These funds are awarded not based on monies available, but on the needs of the individual families and prior to receiving any donations for tuition assistance. WCA relies on God’s faithfulness and those donors who have a heart for families in need. Would you like to give so that a family can continue sending their children to Westlake? Enroll in our Golden Eagle Program and direct your giving towards tuition assistance. One-time gifts to the Tuition Assistance Program are also gratefully appreciated.
National Christian Foundation
National Christian Foundation (NCF) helps generous givers like you simplify their giving, multiply their impact, and experience the joy of sending more to their favorite causes than they ever dreamed possible. Westlake Christian Academy has partnered with NCF to accept both cash donations and gifts of stock to The Westlake Fund with NCF. Donate to this managed fund and watch your impact grow.Donate to The NCF Westlake Fund
You may have the power to double your gift. Many companies encourage their employees to give charitably by providing matching funds. As a 501c(3) organization, WCA is eligible to receive these matching funds. Email Erica Bucey, Director of Development to find out if your company offers a matching gift program or click here to see a list of the top matching gift companies.
Gifts of Stock
Donating stock is a popular alternative when making a gift to the school. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for specific tax-related information. If you would like to make a stock gift, contact Erica Bucey, Director of Development, or you can donate through our partner National Christian Foundation.
Bitcoin accepted here! Westlake has partnered with Bitpay to begin accepting Bitcoin donations. Click on this link to donate your Bitcoins to Westlake.
Legacies & Bequests
Where to start? That is often the first and biggest hurdle that prevents someone from leaving a legacy. Westlake Christian Academy can provide consultation in planned giving. If you would like to leave a lasting impact, contact Erica Bucey, Director of Development.
Westlake Christian Academy gratefully accepts In-Kind Donations. Items big and small can used to support the mission of WCA. In-Kind donations can be resold to generate much-needed revenue or possibly be put to use here at the school. If you have something you’d like to donate, please email Erica Bucey, Director of Development.
Merchant Account Partnership
Own a small business? Change your credit processor and support WCA! Through a partnership with Arlington Heights Merchant Banc, Westlake Christian Academy would receive 20% of the profit generated your business’ credit card processing through AHMB. Learn more about their non-profit partnership program here.
Redirect Your State Tax Liability
Have you heard of the Invest in Kids Act and the private school scholarships that result?
You may direct your individual or corporate state income tax liability by making a charitable donation to a state-certified scholarship organization. For complete information about this powerful program, click here.