Frequently Asked Questions
Why the Campaign?
- Increasing enrollment increases the need for student financial assistance.
- The percentage of students needing assistance has increased.
- Campus work opportunities have declined because of US labor department regulations.
- Funding the need for student assistance in advance will add stability to the budget process.
- Having an adequate assistance fund allows Sunnydale to fulfill its mission of reaching the maximum number of young people for Christ.
*See the Campaign Introduction videos for more information.
What is the duration of the Campaign?
This Campaign will continue as the main fundraiser for student financial assistance funds for the next several years. Phase I of the campaign (see results below) ended June 30, 2017. Phase II and Phase III will coincide with school years 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Progress of the Campaign.
The goal of Phase I was to raise $700,000 for Student Financial Scholarships. The Campaign raised $494,000. Other giving for student financial assistance brought the total to $695,225. The goal of Phase II is to once again raise $700,000 in total student financial assistance during the 2017-18 school year.
How are the Campaign funds tracked and used?
Strict accounting procedures are maintained. Monies that come in are placed in a fund restricted for student assistance. For every dollar released from that restricted fund there will be and must be a dollar applied to a student account. Annual audits verify.
How do I give to the Student Assistance Scholarship Campaign?
Payment may be made by check, credit/debit card or electronic check.
Will I receive a tax deductible receipt?
Yes. Each gift made is acknowledged with a thank you card or letter and a receipt.
How is the information about this campaign getting presented to potential donors?
Letter, emails, phone calls and personal visits are being made. The introductory videos are being shown at churches and also sent to many donors that reside outside the IA-MO Conference. Electronic media –You Tube, Facebook, the Sunnydale website and the Sunnydale Email newsletters all provide information on this Campaign.
I’ve not been contacted / I have questions?
If your question was not answered or you would like to have someone contact you directly, please call or email one of the campaign contacts:
Dean Coridan Board Chair 515-223-1197 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Russell Principal 573-682-2164 email@example.com
Erv Bales Campaign Coordinator 573-881-3477 firstname.lastname@example.org