The MCS Annual Fund

MCS is blessed by an amazing partnership with parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who support our mission of “building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education” through Annual Fund donations.

What is the Annual Fund and why is it important?

Tuition covers 95% of an MCS student’s education, as we seek to keep MCS affordable for as many Orange County Christian families as possible. Annual Fund donations fill in the gap! Annual Fund contributions are a critical part of the MCS operating budget, ensuring that students receive the highest caliber of academic and spiritual preparation possible. Funds help pay for technology upgrades, high quality professional development, competitive salaries to attract and retain our remarkable teachers, scholarships and financial aid, new curriculum adoptions, dynamic enrichment programming, and much more.

The Annual Fund benefits every MCS student, every day, within key areas that support academic excellence and spiritual transformation. Every contribution matters, no matter the size, as God transforms your gift into educational opportunities that stem from our core values:

  • Love for Christ
  • Exemplary Academics
  • Whole Child Focus
  • Connected Community
  • Culture of Innovation

Annual Fund FAQs

Annual Fund FAQs

The Annual Fund supports advancements in key areas to support our CORE VALUES of Exemplary Academics, Love for Christ, Whole Child Focus, Culture of Innovation, and Connected Community, including:

  • Technology upgrades within our 21st century learning environment
  • High quality professional development
  • Competitive salaries to attract and retain our remarkable teachers
  • New curriculum adoptions
  • Whole child program additions (arts, athletics, STEM, and more!)
  • Financial aid/scholarships for qualified Christian families
  • Capital and programmatic enhancements
  • …And all programs operated by MCS

Recent examples of projects and initiatives funded by Annual Fund donations include:

Financial Aid/Scholarships to deserving families who desire a Christian education for their children and otherwise would not have the opportunity

Expansion of STEM through the creation of a dynamic, K-8th grade Maker Education program

New flexible classroom seating to support individualized learning

New high-level Literacy initiative in K-8th grades

Fantastic professional development opportunities for teachers

Expansion of iPad program to promote individual academic ownership

Technology infrastructure to support growing needs of our digital learners

Campus upgrades to continue strengthening a 21st Century learning environment

There is strength in numbers!  Our goal for 100% family participation will help MCS accomplish strategic improvements for the benefit of students today and into the future. In addition, a strong participation rate demonstrates to the local community that our families are “100%” unified in mission and purpose. When foundation donors are considering their support of MCS, a key influencing factor is community participation.

Our goal is to receive all donations by December 31 to ensure immediate impact within the current school year. However, the MCS fiscal year runs through June 30, so your support is welcome any time!

Yes! All donations to MCS are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Our nonprofit 501-c-3 number is 33-0225468. All contributions are acknowledged with a charitable receipt.

Generally speaking, unrestricted donations are of the greatest value to MCS Leadership, as they provide the most flexibility within our budget. However, we understand that some donors have a passion for a particular program or initiative and prefer to designate their donation as such. This is completely acceptable, as long as the designation aligns with the mission and vision of MCS.

MCS is grateful for all donations! A list of possible ways to give can be accessed here.

Our Advancement staff is here to serve you and your family. Please contact our Advancement Department for assistance at anytime!

Annual Fund donations are completely separate from our transformational Bright Future Comprehensive Campaign. Bright Future is focused on Construction for our master campus plan, Endowment for MCS sustainability, and Debt Reduction. Annual Fund ensures high level programming for the current year’s operating budget at MCS, covering the 5% gap between tuition and what it actually costs to provide an MCS Education.