Support TCS

Amazon Rewards Program

How Does It Work?

EVERY time you purchase anything on Amazon.com, TCS will earn up to 10% of your total purchase.

It only takes one extra step each time you order:

  1. Go to Amazon.com.
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account as you always do.
  3. A TCS code is attached to your order and Amazon donates up to 10% of all purchases to the TCS Annual Fund.

Please note:

  • Items purchased on Amazon only receive rewards credit if they are added to your cart after you have linked to Amazon through THIS LINK. The items must then be purchased within 24 hours after following the link. ("Cart shopping" in advance will not count for Amazon rewards.)
  • TCS has no access to your Amazon account and cannot see any of your purchases.

Invite family and friends to click it too, for TCS to earn even more! Questions? Please contact Heidi Veldman.

Why Give?

Tuition alone does not completely cover the cost of a Trinity education. Furthermore, the Board of Trustees is committed to making Trinity Christian School accessible to families from a wide range of economic means. Therefore, the school engages in ongoing and annual fundraising for the general operating account.

  • Gifts and fundraising provide approximately 2.5% of the operating budget.
  • Tuition assistance accounts for 8% percent of the annual operating budget.

Give Online

Gift Card Fundraising

Earn cash rebates and support Trinity's Annual Fund by using gift cards to make everyday purchases, in place of cash or credit cards. This program is called TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program).

How Does It Work?

Over 700 retailers offer rebates when you purchase their gift cards through ShopWithScrip. By ordering online at www.ShopWithScrip.com and using PrestoPay, half of those rebates can come back to you in the form of a check, or go to TCS as a charitable contribution recognized by the IRS. The remaining 50% will benefit the TCS Annual Fund.

ShopWithScrip offers

  • Plastic gift cards
  • Reloadable cards (add funds 24/7 to a gift card purchased through ShopWithScrip or at school)
  • ScripNow e-cards (print or access on a smart phone or photo gallery, available 24/7)

Get Started with TRIP Gift Cards

  1. Register for a family account on www.shopwithscrip.com. Be sure to use the TCS enrollment code, which can be found on the parent portal.
  2. Sign up for Presto Pay (from your www.shopwithscrip.com account) by using the Dashboard tab at the top of the page.
  3. Sign up for Presto Pay (from your www.shopwithscrip.com account) by using the Dashboard tab at the top of the page.
  4. Sign and turn in the Participation Agreement.
  5. Within 2-3 days, PrestoPay will make two small deposits in your checking account. Log in to your ShopWithScrip account and enter those deposit amounts.
  6. PrestoPay will give you a 4-digit acceptance code; just email it to TRIP@tcsfairfax.org.
  7. Order by 12:00 p.m. on the seventh day of each month and pick up your gift cards at school after 12:00 p.m. on the eleventh day of the month! If the eleventh is not a school day, pick up your order on the next school day.

Annual Auction

Parent volunteers and staff members combine efforts to host a major fundraising auction event once a year. The 25th Anniversary Gala in 2012 raised over $400,000 through sponsorships and bidding. In 2016, “The Fiesta FUNdraiser Auction” held on campus raised more than $200,000 for the school’s operating fund and for tuition assistance.

We invite you to consider participating in our next event. Learn more by visiting our Auction page.

Other Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Trinity Christian School. Please contact us at ohm@tcsfairfax.org or 703.273.0966 if you have any questions about the following.

Bequests: Wills, Estates, Trusts
  • Through a properly written will, you can direct the distribution of your assets to those you care about most. You can choose who will manage your assets after your death, save estate taxes by using proper estate planning techniques, and make a gift to your favorite charities.
  • A revocable living trust can save probate cost, add flexibility and control of your assets, and save time while giving to your favorite charities.

Charitable Gift Annuity
A gift annuity offers you a way to further causes in which you believe while benefiting from lifetime payments, management of assets, tax savings, and favorable treatment of capital gains.

Combined Federal Campaign (Trinity’s number is 36471)

Trinity Christian School's CFC-NCA number is 36471.

Corporate Matching Gifts

  • Many corporations offer matching gift programs through which a portion of your gift to a charitable organization is matched by the corporation.
  • It is helpful to alert Trinity Christian School via email if your employer is making a matching gift, so that we may advise you of its receipt. The email address is giving@tcsfairfax.org.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of Stock or Other Appreciated Securities
  • In most cases, gifts of appreciated stock offer distinct advantages for the donor as well as the school. Depending on your tax situation, gifts of appreciated stock donated directly to Trinity can potentially be deducted at the full fair market value of the stock, thereby avoiding the payment of capital gains tax.
  • On receipt of the stock, the school will sell it and derive the benefit of the stock's full value. Please consult with your tax advisor about your particular situation.

Arrangements for the electronic transfer of stock can be made through our broker:

Fidelity Investments
  • Contact: 1.800.544.5704
  • Account # Z83679810
  • Transfer number is DTC #0226

For more information, please contact:

Office of the Headmaster
703.273.0966
ohm@tcsfairfax.org

Real Property

  • Gifts of real estate provide the following benefits:
  • You avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of your property.
  • Your charitable tax deduction is the same as if you gave cash.
  • You have avoided tax on the appreciation of your real estate.

Trinity Christian School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under IRS guidelines. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A financial statement is available to donors upon written request from the Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs.

For those who give through the Combined Federal Campaign, our number is 36471.


Trinity Christian School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations to TCS are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Audited financial statements are available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, Commonwealth of Virginia, or online from ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). No goods or services were provided for this contribution. Per IRS regulations, the value of a gift of property is determined by the donor. Tax ID #54-1455112.

Annual Fund Goal
2016-2017
725000
121628
Trinity Christian School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under IRS guidelines. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A financial statement is available to donors upon written request from the Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs.
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