How to Invest with LCA
LCA has greatly benefitted from the generosity of family and friends in the community who have shown a willingness to be sustaining participants in the life of our school. LCA is committed to graduating students that exemplify an integrated worldview, possess strong academic skills and desire to make an impact in their culture. If you would like to partner with us financially, there are many opportunities to consider.
LCA is a 501c3 corporation. Deductibility for tax purposes varies by the type and amount of deduction. Contact your attorney or tax advisor for specific information.
Companies that believe in the mission of LCA and recognize the school's impact on our community can partner with us through our Corporate Sponsorship program.
Many businesses wish to ensure their support goes to academic enhancements, recognizing that strong schools build strong communities and economies. The Corporate 300 is a group of local businesses that each agree to support LCA for a very affordable $300 per school year. Those companies who choose to support the school in this way before December 31 will have their name listed on the Corporate 300 wall in the main hall of the Upper School building for the entire year. This year’s funds will go to support our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab and curriculum for students in grades 6-12.
To participate in the Corporate 300 Partnership Program, submit the completed Sign Up Form to the Development Office.
At LCA, all sports are supported by one centralized Booster Club. Athletic sponsorships support all of our 25 athletic teams in various sports. All athletic sponsors receive two Booster Club passes valid for admission to all regular season home athletic events for the academic year they choose to sponsor. In addition, supporter’s logos scroll across our athletic web site at www.lcalionsathletics.com and their name is mentioned in every quarter or every other inning of all home games for the venues where they place signage. There are several levels for athletic sponsorships which offer significant exposure for our sponsors. Not only are LCA athletic venues used by our own LCA sports teams, but they are used by other teams in the community nearly every single week of the year, giving our partners added visibility
- Sign with logo at all 3 athletic venues: Football, Gymnasium & Baseball/Softball
- Blue Level Sponsor: $1000 signup fee/$750 renewal fee
- Sign with logo at your choice of 2 of our 3 athletic venues: Football, Gymnasium or Baseball/Softball
- White Level Sponsor: $750 signup fee/$500 renewal fee
- Sign with logo at your choice of 1 of our 3 athletic venues: Football, Gymnasium or Baseball/Softball
- Gym Decal Sponsor: $2500 signup fee
- Includes two 4' decals on Gymnasium floor (limited to 2 sponsors)
- Team Seating Sponsor: $2500 signup fee
- Logo on all team seating in Gymnasium (limited to 2 sponsors)
- Full Scoreboard Sponsors: $7000 Football/$3500 all others
- Full-sized sign underneath our scoreboard at one of our athletic venues (Football, Gymnasium or Baseball/Softball)
- Half Scoreboard Sponsors: $4000 Football/$2000 all others
- Half-sized sign underneath our scoreboard at one of our athletic venues (Football, Gymnasium or Baseball/Softball)
GIFTS OF CASH
Cash gifts are deductible for federal income tax purposes, up to a limit of 50% of your AGI, if deductions are itemized. Where cash gifts exceed this limit, the excess may be carried over up to five years.
GIFTS OF STOCKS & BONDS
Donors to LCA can make outright gifts and pledges in the form of appreciated securities rather than cash, benefiting from extra tax advantages. If itemized, one is entitled to a charitable income-tax deduction for the full value of the gift, provided one has owned the securities for more than 12 months. One avoids paying a tax on capital gains owed if you sold the securities and then donated the cash. Gifts of securities are deductible for federal tax purposes up to a limit of thirty percent of your adjusted gross income.
GIFTS OF CLOSELY HELD STOCK
Donors to LCA can use owned stock in a closely held corporation to make a gift to LCA that can produce substantial tax benefits. There are a number of strategies that one can use to structure the gift according to the donor's circumstances.
DONATING A VEHICLE
LCA has been the recipient of donated vehicles that greatly enhance student transportation to after school events. If you have an extra vehicle in good working condition, consider donating it to LCA. It will save you the trouble of selling it and you will earn a tax deduction for its fair market value.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Double your donation! As a registered nonprofit organization, LCA is eligible for many employers' Corporate Matching Gifts programs. Contributions made via pledges for the Fun Run, Work-A-Thon, Pledge for the Cause and other tax deductible donations qualify as matching donations. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department or company website, fill in the few required spaces and submit it to your employer or LCA according to the directions on the form.