Q: WHAT EXACTLY IS THE MARANATHA annual FUND?
A: The Maranatha Annual Fund provides valuable resources that help to replenish our budget in all areas that affect the school's many important programs. Gifts given to the Fund cover costs for scholarships and tuition assistance, missions trips, athletics, visual and performing arts, advancements in technology, upkeep of the school grounds, and property maintenance. It also provides funding for extra-curricular activities, clubs, and opportunities to bring special programs to campus.
Q: WHY IS PARENT PARTICIPATION IN THE MARANATHA Annual FUND SO IMPORTANT?
A: Each year, every Maranatha family is encouraged to participate in the school's annual giving campaign. Increased parent participation in the Annual Fund has a significant impact on the school. As parent participation in the Annual Fund increases, opportunities for additional funding from foundations and other financial institutions also increase. A high percentage of parent participation in the Annual Fund also shows important solidarity among members of our school community.
Q: How often will I be contacted to donate to the school?
A: The Advancement Office has three appeals during the school year which are sent to parents, grandparents, alumni, and parents of alumni. These appeals occur during the beginning of the school year, the end of the calendar year, and in the spring (but of course, gifts are appreciated at any time of the year!). Also, families will receive occasional mail regarding updates on the status of Advancement efforts or to provide information on new initiatives.
Q: May I restrict my gifts to a particular area of the school?
A: Absolutely! Gifts to the Annual Fund can be restricted for a specific area that is close to your heart.
Q: What is an employer matching gift?
A: Many donors are surprised to learn that their employers will match charitable gifts that they make to Maranatha. In doing so, donors receive credit for their gift and also receive associated credit for the matching gift that their company gives to Maranatha. Matching gifts are a wonderful charitable benefit offered by many employers and a nice way for our families to give additional support to Maranatha.
Q: Are there plans to expand the school’s facilities or renovate existing buildings?
A: The school’s strategic plan drives the school’s master planning process. Both initiatives dictate future capital efforts needed for our students. There are currently no capital campaign projects at the school.
Q: Does Maranatha have other funding sources?
A: In addition to parent participation in the Annual Fund, Maranatha seeks financial support from alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, corporations, friends, and local foundations. Maranatha also partners with other organizations who rent our facilities, such as Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, Kids Klub, and the Tournament of Roses.
Q: If I have more questions, With whom should I speak?
A: Please contact the Advancement Office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 817-4070.