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God has cleared a path for Valley Christian’s expansion.
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“Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”

Proverbs 14:26

Secure the Future Campaign

Phase I Priorities

  • 14-ACRE LAND ACQUISITION FOR FUTURE HOME OF ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH
  • HIGH SCHOOL EXPANSION
  • PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
  • ADDITIONAL PARKING & GALVESTON INTERSECTION
  • TROJAN ATHLETICS IMPROVEMENTS

Our Story

Since opening its doors in 1982, Valley Christian has been providing the East Valley with a premier Christian high school. VCS educated high schoolers for 36 years before opening a junior high in 2018 and an elementary school in 2019. The school now educates more than 750 students in grades K-12.

Valley Christian provides big school opportunities in a small school environment. Through the first phase of our Secure the Future campaign, we are expanding our high school facilities to serve up to 650 high school students (more than 1,000 across K-12), offering more opportunities and programs for students (most notably in STEM), enhancing our athletic facilities, and building a long-awaited Performing Arts Center. Future phases of the campaign will include the building of the permanent home for our junior high and elementary and a second gymnasium on a sprawling 33-acre campus.

THE NEEDS

Overall Campaign Need

Phase I (2019-2022)

$19.9M

  • 14-acre Land Acquisition (future home of elementary and junior high)
  • 2-Story High School Expansion | STEM Building
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Additional parking & Galveston intersection
  • Trojan Athletics Improvements

We anticipate fundraising for Phase I through 2022, and perhaps 2023.

Current Cash Need (Spring 2021)

Current Construction Project

$1.5M

  • Finish the second floor of the high school classroom building
  • Build a new parking lot north of the softball field
  • Construct a deceleration lane and stoplight at the Galveston intersection

We anticipate filling this cash need in the spring/summer of 2021.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

IN SUPPORT OF OUR CURRENT $1.5M CASH NEED

Pi Gifts

Pi gifts are gifts and pledges that represent Pi, Mr. Nelson’s “favorite irrational number.”

$314,159.26 | $31,415.92 | $3,141.59 | $314.15 | $31.41 | $3.14

Pi gifts are used toward the current $1.5M cash need.

10 at 10 (Alumni Giving)

10 at 10 is a series of opportunities for alumni to get involved in supporting the Secure the Future campaign.

20 alumni: $10,000 gift  |  50 alumni: $1,000 gift  |  10% of alumni: $10+/month

10 at 10 gifts are used toward any immediate needs, unless otherwise requested. Currently, gifts support the current $1.5M cash need.

Naming Opportunities

We are pleased to recognize foundational financial gifts to the campaign through naming and recognition on different sites on our campus.

Classroom naming opportunities support the classroom building, Performing Arts Center naming opportunities support the PAC, and the brick campaign supports immediate campaign needs.

To make a general gift to the campaign, use the gift form below. Gifts for any campaign purpose can be given using this form; please simply note your intent either by selecting the appropriate gift type or by making a note in the “Additional Comments” box.

IN SUPPORT OF WHAT’S NEXT

Performing Arts 200

Performing Arts 200 gifts are intended to honor the incredible legacy of performing arts at VCS, as well as the legacy and direction given by the VCS founders, who said, “Since God created music, Christians should be musically literate.” Since its inception, VCS has continually required at least one credit in music for every graduating student.

The Performing Arts 200 is a group of donors who give a minimum of $10,000 in support of the building of the Performing Arts Center at VCS. These “legacy” gifts and the families making them will be honored in the Center lobby alongside a dedication to our founders. 

Performing Arts 200, and all gifts toward the building of the PAC, are used toward the ~$7M need for this building.

Buy-A-Brick

Valley Christian Schools continues to grow student by student, and we are now expanding our campus brick by brick.

Help us pave the path to the permanent home of our elementary and junior high campuses by purchasing a personalized brick. Donors may personalize their brick with a tribute to their own family, a beloved faculty or staff member, another VCS family, a personal business, in honor of their favorite Scripture verse, or anything else they desire.

Brick orders support the purchase of the 14 additional acres on our permanent Galveston campus.

Give Via Venmo

Want to give using your Venmo account?

Find us at venmo.com/valleychristianaz.

 

OPEN THE VENMO APP ON YOUR PHONE

Foundations Dinner 

We were thrilled to welcome President George W. Bush to our Foundations Dinner in October 2019, an event in support of this campaign. President Bush talked about the value of faith-based organizations, as well as leadership, his family, his years in the White House, his faith and how it affected him as a leader, and more. The event also featured entertainment from Third Day’s Mac Powell and his new band, Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, as well as remarks from Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller.

President George W. Bush at the VCS Foundations Dinner

Your Role

We invite you to partner with us in these three ways:

  • Pray that Valley Christian Schools will continue to make an impact for eternity in the lives of its students.
  • Give a generous gift, over and above your current giving, to the Secure the Future campaign.
  • Connect your friends and family to support this worthy effort.

Pray

Pray alongside us during this campaign by “liking” the Prayer Group at facebook.com/groups/VCSPrayer, or you can text VCSprayer to 41400 to get prayer updates directly to your phone. 

Give

Can be in the form of:

  • • Cash/check/credit card
  • • In-kind gifts
  • • Appreciated assets
  • • Securities
  • • Real estate

Not ready to make a gift, but would like to make a pledge? Use the button above make your pledge to the Secure the Future campaign.

Connect

If you are interested in helping us connect with others re: the Campaign – thank you! This can include individual introductions (1 on 1, 2 on 2, etc), hosting a “New Campaign Friends Dinner” at your home or at VCS (you invite guests, we do everything else), becoming part of our “General Gifts & Events Committee,” or anything else that helps us get this campaign in front of others. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email Campaign Chairman, Greg Fraley.

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Generosity Goal

Our primary financial goal is 100% financial participation from everyone in the VCS community.

It takes a community to make a difference. God is doing amazing things at VCS, and He is doing it through our community.

We need everyone to give… No matter the amount.

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