We invite you to join us in this work of the Lord called Portland Christian School, and in so doing, to make an eternal difference in the lives of generations of students!
A VISION FOR
OUR SECOND CENTURY
In January 2022 the PCS Board of Directors took a step of faith and voted to move forward with a plan to significantly improve our facilities. Our current campus was built in the 1970s as a K-8 school and no longer has sufficient space for our K-12 needs. Starting in fall 2022 we will begin construction of a brand new two-story high school building (at right in the rendering above) and music suite (to the left of the existing chapel in the rendering above). Both of them will be attached to our current buildings. The high school building will include 15 classrooms (including a biology lab and an art room), a media center/library, and several offices.
We will also be making upgrades to our current buildings, constructing a girls’ softball field and retrofitting the boys’ baseball field on our new property at Springdale (4 miles from our main campus). These fields will be the first outdoor athletic facilities that PCS has owned in our 98 year history!
We are calling this our Second Century Campaign, as it should all be completed for the 2023-24 school year – our 100th year by the grace of God! These new facilities will allow us to offer our academically strong, Christ-centered education to a larger number of students for generations to come.
The amazing part of this campaign is that the Lord has already provided almost 80% of the funding needed to complete these projects! Our Board of Directors has mandated that all capital improvements must be paid for entirely by donations so that we accrue no additional debt. In order to complete these projects debt-free, we have launched the Open Phase of our Second Century Capital Campaign. We need YOUR help to get across the finishline!
CAMPAIGN COST AND GOALS
Cost of High School Building, Music Wing, Baseball and Softball Fields, and Facilities Upgrades:
Current Available Funds and Pledges Confirmed and In Progress:
Second Century Capital Campaign Public Phase Goal:
Amount already raised in Public Phase:
Amount still needed for Public Phase:
JOIN US IN
THE WORK OF THE LORD
We invite you to join us in this work of the Lord called Portland Christian School, and in so doing, to make an eternal difference in the lives of generations of students! Whether you make a one-time gift or pledge a specific amount per month for the next three years or more, every dollar will be used to educate students in the Truth for the next century or until our Lord returns.
TO SET UP A PLEDGE: Please select “2nd Century Capital Campaign” from the drop-down funds menu. To start making pledge payments, please choose “Recurring Gifts.” Thank you!
Wall Of Honor
We will be installing a “Wall of Honor” in the foyer of our new high school building. If you would like to donate in honor someone who has blessed PCS over the years, whether a former faculty or staff member, supporter or alumni, please use the link below.
God has used generations of faithful individuals who gave regularly to financially sustain the ministry of Portland Christian School. These donors have helped bridge the $1,300 gap between what it costs to educate a student and what PCS receives in non-gift income each year. In doing so they also made it possible for the 25% of our students who are granted tuition assistance to receive this Christ-centered education. Most of our regular donors gave $20 to $100 a month, but together their impact was great.
Today a new generation is needed who will step up to sustain and grow the ministry through regular giving. As PCS approaches its 100th anniversary, join us in leaving a rich legacy for the next generation by becoming a Legacy 2024 monthly or quarterly donor. Signing up is simple and fast. See below for good reasons to become an automatic monthly donor.
5 REASONS TO GIVE
AUTOMATED RECURRING DONATIONS
• Automatic recurring monthly or quarterly donations provide a reliable income stream that helps PCS with planning and decreases cash-flow problems
• Research shows that when a person signs up for regular automated giving, they tend to give 10% – 25% more per year than they did previously.
• Research also shows that automated monthly donors are usually the most committed, with a retention rate of over 90% annually.
• Automatic giving is convenient for you and helps limit mailing and administrative costs.
• A little bit on a regular basis over a long period of time = major impact!
The partners who share in the ministry of Portland Christian School have come from over 90 years of alumni and friends who love and believe in God’s ministry at PCS. Gifts from these partners vary from ten dollars a month to thousands of dollars per year. The faithfulness of the school’s donors has sustained the school since 1924. What better way to aid in building the Kingdom than to invest in a child?
Portland Christian School is committed to honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, with a learning environment that is based on biblical principles and is intellectually stimulating. Partnering with PCS is an investment in discipleship, as well as education, “so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”. (II Timothy 3:17, NIV)
Ways to Give to Portland Christian School
Links are included for specific items below, but may also be found on our website at portlandchristian.org/second-century-campaign. These gifts may be made as one-time donations or recurring donations.
Make checks payable to Portland Christian School. Please include the response form on the following page to indicate your designations.
Stocks or Other Appreciated Assets
These may provide tax advantages to you. Please contact Dan Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (502) 429-3727 for more information.
Remembering Portland Christian School in Your Will
While estate gifts will not support current needs, they will leave a legacy that can provide tuition assistance and innovative programs in the future.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals who have reached the age of 70 ½ may be allowed to donate up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charitable organizations annually without the distributions being treated as taxable income.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Your employer may double or even triple your gift to Portland Christian School. Your employer’s human resources department can provide details and the matching gift form to include with your check.
Portland Christian School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations to PCS are tax-deductible. Portland Christian School is founded upon the fact that the “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” (Proverbs 1:7, NIV) It is dedicated to presenting every subject in the light of the reality of God and of the revelation of Himself to man through the Word of God, the Bible, and to the specific teachings of the Bible. The staff is composed of Christians who are dedicated to serving God and youth.
“I LOVE PCS BECAUSE…”
“The teachers demonstrate Christ’s love and mercy.” – alum
“The small classroom size” – parent
“Christian-based education” – parent
“The Supportive-engaged staff are priceless!” – parent
“All the role models, mentors, friends, and family I have gained from there.” – alum
WILL YOU BE A
Give some thought to the impact that PCS has had on your life.
Do you believe in the Mission and Vision of PCS? Have you or someone you love been impacted by the generosity of a PCS donor in the past? Would you like to leave a legacy for future generations of Kingdom Builders?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can sign up to be a Legacy Builder.
You can make a donation today by using the links below. These gifts will go directly to Portland Christian School for the support of Christian education.
WRITE A CHECK
Mail to: Portland Christian School
Attn: Business Office
8509 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
We would love to hear from you about the legacy of a PCS education that
someone gave to you or someone you know! To share your story or quote, or for any other feedback on Legacy 2024, please email email@example.com.