Many Ways to Leave a Legacy at Trinity

Playing a role in the spiritual formation of our children, grand-children, and our friends' children is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. At TCS, the lives of children are being deeply impacted, and your financial investment is an essential part of what we do.

 

Would you consider giving to one of our needs below? 

Annual Fund

The Trinity Annual Fund helps resource essentials within the daily operation of the school, including starting a high school, hiring secondary teachers, professional development and to help wherever the need is the greatest.

Year End Giving

Year-End Giving is the most immediate way for family and friends to support our students. These funds directly influence a generation of students to know, love and serve Christ. To be eligible for a deduction on your 2019 tax return, be sure to give by December 31st.

Trinity Classical School relies on the generous, tax-deductible gifts from those who share our vision for a classical, gospel-centered education. From current parents and grandparents to friends and foundations, gifts ensure that Trinity will be able to fulfill its mission for years to come.

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Gifts of Cash. Cash gifts may be given in the form of a check. You may also designate a recurring gift to be given on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis.

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Matching Gifts. You can double the impact of your giving through your employer's Matching Gift Program!

Companies that offer matching gift programs to eligible schools/charities can double the effectiveness of their employee's generosity.  To double your impact of giving to education through Trinity, ask your company's HR department if it sponsors a matching gift program.

Trinity Classical School

2826 Birchwood Ave.

Bellingham, WA 98225

 

Trinity Classical School is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  All gifts are tax-deductible.

 

For more information on giving to Trinity Classical School, please contact the school office at 360-733-2695 or email us at: diana.lim@trinitybham.org

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Gifts of Life Insurance. You may contribute a life insurance policy by naming Trinity Classical School either as the owner of the policy or simply as the beneficiary.  If the policy is paid up, your tax deduction is usually the cost basis or the replacement value of the policy, whichever is less.

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Appreciated Property/Stock Gifts. An appreciated property/stock gift is a donation of goods or services, as opposed to cash. Examples include long-term investment property, such as stock, mutual fund shares, bonds, or real estate.  Personal property such as automobiles, jewelry, and other items may also be given.

Why Give In-Kind Gifts?
The tax code significantly favors this form of giving.  Giving an asset to Trinity Classical School, then allowing Trinity to sell it, eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds.

How Does Tax Benefits Work?
Itemized Deduction: Generally, an individual or business is allowed to deduct the fair market value of the appreciated capital gain property as a charitable contribution if held at least one year.

Capital Gains: The transfer of capital gain property to the not-for-profit does not generate capital gains tax.  The not-for-profit, as a tax-exempt entity, realizes the full market value at the time of sale, fewer transaction costs, without paying any taxes.