DSC_0274_sm edit Why does PCA need non-tuition income?
To continue to improve its quality, develop new opportunities and assist families with tuition assistance, non-tuition gift income is essential. By point of comparison, even with tax dollars, public schools are seeking donations and adding fundraisers. Charter schools (nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many regulations that apply to traditional public schools) are seeking donation dollars at almost the same rate as private schools.

Why do you ask for donations in addition to tuition?
Tuition and fees do not cover the true cost of a PCA education. Annual giving is vitally important as it helps close the gap between tuition and the real cost of educating a student at PCA.

Where do we get non-tuition income?
The primary way we build non-tuition income is through the gifts of donors. Whether gifts are large or small, they all contribute to affordable tuition for every student. We provide giving opportunities for everyone on our mailing list.

D41_5391Why is it important to give to the Eagle Fund?
Your gift enables our students to reach their fullest potential academically, athletically, artistically and spiritually.  Each gift made by our parents, alumni, grandparents and friends demonstrates their support and “vote of confidence” in the mission of PCA. Funds raised through annual giving are spent during the current fiscal year and afford annual relief to the operational budget. Gifts to the Eagle Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

How much should I give?
Our prayer is that parents, grandparents, and alumni would consider giving to PCA as a priority.  Every dollar that we raise through a donation helps to offset the costs of our school. No donation is too small; we truly appreciate every dollar donated to this school.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, your personal cash donations are fully tax deductible.

Cover pic_opt 2_Grads cap tossCan I make a donation for something specific?
Yes. As an example, donations can be cited for Arts, Science, Athletics, etc. Those donations are considered restricted. That being said, please consider giving unrestricted gifts as a way of helping PCA to meet its most pressing needs first.

Can I pay my child’s tuition as a restricted donation and receive the tax benefit?
No. Tuition paid for one’s child is an expense and cannot be classified as a contribution.

Where should I send my gift?
Make your check payable to PCA and send to:
Portsmouth Christian Academy
Development Office
20 Seaborne Drive
Dover, NH 03820

What if I want to donate by credit card?

You may use our online donation form.

More questions?

Email Kelly Belmonte, Director of Advancement, or call (603) 742-3617, extension 109.