Metro Christian Academy is a remarkable place for your children to grow in Christ and to flourish in their academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits. Since 1983, Metro has provided an exceptional college preparatory education built upon a strong Godly foundation and rooted in biblical principles.
Now more than ever, Metro Christian Academy’s families, friends, and alumni play an essential role in the school’s future.
When patrons, like yourself, support Metro, they play a key role in the education and guidance of young Christian students preparing to impact an ever-changing culture as disciples for Christ. With your support, Metro knows the Lord will continue to bless the school and its endeavors. Great things are happening within the school’s walls! Metro students are not only being prepared to go into the world with wisdom and strong moral character, but they are being equipped to make kingdom changes.
Metro Christian Academy’s fundraising approach is rooted in conservative, economic principles guiding the school’s practices. The fundraising principles direct how funds are requested, the treatment of financial partners, and the school’s approach when asking for gifts. Metro focuses on forging a lasting relationship with the donor, regardless of the size or type of contribution. Every gift matters, and every gift should be prayerfully and freely given — entrusting the school to be good stewards of the funds donated.
Many giving opportunities exist at Metro Christian Academy offering a partnership and a variety of ways to join alongside our school in realizing the school’s mission.
Ways to Support
Drive for Education
Golfers from Tulsa and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to hit the links and support a great cause! Participating in the annual golf tournament is also an excellent way for new Metro families to get involved and meet other Metro families. We have exciting news; we are growing and have a double shotgun starting at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Please choose which works best for you.
The golf tournament is a great fundraising event conducted each year by the Advancement Office. The proceeds earned each year help fund various programming at all grade levels. You can join us as a player, put together a team, or sponsor the event. Not a golfer? There are many sponsorship levels where your business or family has an opportunity to be recognized during the event through printed logos, signage on the hole, or recognition.
- Registration begins at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM
- Lunch begins at 11:30 AM for both flights.
- Double Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM
- Awards ceremony directly following
Patriot Resource Center Renovations
Metro Christian Academy’s Patriot Resource Center (PRC) is a unique and historically significant part of our heritage as Christian school community. Begun as a dream of Dr. Wanda Hartman in 1984, for over 30 years, the PRC has provided individual education plans to accommodate the specific learning needs of students in 1st through 12th grades. We are committed to providing individualized interventions and academic plans for students with learning differences as a fulfillment of our mission to serve the entire family. We believe that identified students need instructional strategies, curriculum, and expectations differentiated to meet their unique abilities and potential. To accommodate these student needs, small group class placement and individualized learning goals are offered to extend each child’s individual education plan.
Metro’s Patriot Resource Center provides daily educational, testing, and assessment services to over 120 students and their families while providing on-campus support to over ten faculty members. In honoring a lasting legacy of educational excellence, Metro is committed to coming alongside the PRC to provide newly renovated learning spaces, including a newly renovated learning, meeting, and work spaces for the department.
The proposed renovation includes the following:
- Workroom: $10,000
- Conference Room: $20,000
- Main Office and Reception: $20,000
- Large Testing Room: $20,000
- Small Testing Rooms: $30,000
- Total: $100,000
Patriot Resource Center Services Include:
- Special Class Placement: Small class placement is available for students with professionally diagnosed learning disabilities or other learning challenges. Special Class Placement services include individualized instruction, an IEP, and accomodations in the regular, mainstream classes.
- 504 Student Accomodations: These students do not have special class placement, but they need accommodations in their classes. The accommodations may include, but are not limited to copies of the instructor’s notes, extended time or exams, a quiet place for exams, a reader, and preferential seating in a classroom.
- Study Lab: Study lab is in place to provide a daily opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to have a structured study time with assistance as needed. During study lab, students receive guidance in developing and expanding organizational skills, reviewing classroom concepts, or completing exams from other classes.
- Book Club: Book Club is an Elementary School level program providing remediation or reinforcement of academic skills in a small class setting. Students meet daily to enhance reading or other academic skills. Diagnostic Testing is not required for enrollment, and participation is at the request of the student’s teacher and parents.
- Other PRC Services Include: After-School Tutoring, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psycho-Educational Testing
Road to the Future
Building On More. For more than 38 years of excellence, Metro Christian Academy has trained tomorrow’s Christian leaders. Students are nourished and challenged academically, spiritually, physically, and socially. Our graduates are prepared for transformational engagement in college and beyond.
With the surge in growth of students and families at Metro Christian Academy, the physical spaces and functionality of the existing buildings and campus have come under severe stress. Thus, Metro is committed to missional, bold, and progressive multi-year, multi-phased capital campaigns ensuring that we continue serving our students, their families, and the surrounding communities well. All the while, securing our lasting legacy as a regionally recognized, Christian, college-preparatory learning institution.
The proposed A Road to the Future Project Includes:
- Demolition: $100,000
- Drive, Curb, Gutter, Storm Sewer: $1,900,000
- Parking Lot: $850,000
- Security Building with Entry Sign: $250,000
- Campus Lighting: $375,000
- Landscape to Include Sod and Irrigation: $275,000
- Architectural Fees and Contingency: $680,000
- Total: $5M (subject to inflation and contractor bids)
A Road to the Future Proposed Project Scope:
- Metro’s campus is a hub of Activity all year long. This phase seeks to develop a new entryway and vehicular drive onto the school grounds, providing much needed and upgraded infrastructure, while creating a sophisticated collegiate-style campus environment. Additionally, a new and inviting outdoor play space featuriing interactive elements will be installed for our youngest Patriots.
Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Leave Your Mark!
Help pave the way for our future and leave your permanent mark at Metro Christian Academy. By purchasing a brick for the walkway, you will not only mark your place in history, but you will also help provide endowment funds supporting our school.
How it Works
You can personalize a brick for yourself, friends, and/or family; or dedicate a brick for a special occassion, like graduation, a birthday, or a memorial for a loved one.
Get One Commemorative Brick for a Donation of $200
Each brick is 8 inches long by 4 inches wide and includes sixteen characters per line (spaces included) and up to three lines per brick. Click here to make your donation.
Metro Christian Academy is excited to announce this year’s Metro Together event, “In Bloom, a Spring Soirée,” will be held Friday, April 8th, at the prestigious Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30PM, followed by a unique dinner experience. Enjoy music from Metro’s award-winning Jazz Band, bid on student artwork, live and silent auctions, live artists, a comedian, and buy-in parties.Proceeds from the 2022 Metro Together event will help fund upcoming Capital Campaign projects. We hope you’ll be able to join us as we host over 300 guests to celebrate Metro Christian Academy! Over the years, this event has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit teachers, students, and facility upgrades for the school.
Sponsorship Information: For sponsorship information, please contact our Advancement Assistant, Laura Elkouri at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see our sponsorship letter, please click here. To learn more about sponsorships and underwriting opportunities click here. To register as a sponsor or underwriter click here.
Auction and Raffle items and Gift Cards: You can help us out with a donation of a product or service. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Your donation can be something as simple as a gift certificate or gift card to your favorite business or spa. To be eligible for ONE Casual Dress Pass, the auction, raffle, or gift card donation amount must meet or exceed $25 and a donation form must be completed. If you have any questions about auction or raffle items, please contact Molly Moore at email@example.com or Sarah Kinnison at firstname.lastname@example.org. For gift card information, please contact our Advancement Assistant, Laura Elkouri at email@example.com or stop by her desk located in the Main Office.
Donate an Item: If you or your place of business would like to donate an item towards our Silent or Live Auction, please click here.
Volunteer: To sign-up to volunteer, please click here.
Contact Information: To reach our PTF Dinner and Auction Representative, please contact Bonnie Presley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We enjoy partnering with local businesses for our events. We’ve learned that Metro families are very supportive when they know there’s a Metro affiliation with a company or business. If you’re looking for a way to connect with new (and very loyal) customers, this event is a great way to reach some of the Tulsa area’s best. Our patrons include Tulsa families, business owners, and others who are dedicated to Tulsa and Metro Christian Academy, which makes this event an excellent promotional opportunity for your business. Additionally, we’re also hosting an online auction with the ability to reach even more people.
METRO GIVES | METRO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY’S ANNUAL APPEAL
Every family. Every Year.
On November 7th, Metro kicked off the 2021 METRO GIVES Campaign to fund facility improvements impacting EVERY STUDENT, FAMILY, AND EMPLOYEE! Metro is grateful for everything our families and friends give above and beyond tuition; helping to ensure the schools “above and beyond” goals become reality. Your partnership with Metro is a gift.
CAFE 2.0: Phase 2 | Cafeteria Renovations
Metro’s Cafeteria space is one of hte busiest hubs on campus, hosting daily lunches, before school care, PACK & PASS, and PTF and Board meetings!
This year’s project continues the cafeteria renovations funded by the 2016 ALL IN Campaign and includes improving the flow and efficiency, new flooring, and lighting alongside a reimagined coffee cafe.
As Metro Christian Academy enters 2022 and wraps up the Metro Gives 2021 campaign, all that can be said is To God Be the Glory!!! Our current total of funds raised to date is $174,004.30. That is almost a 10% increase over last year’s Metro Gives campaign. Metro has so much to be thankful for as the school continues to move forward. It was truly unique to see the mail and online donations come in literally from around the country! Thank you so much for your generous contributions and continued support of Metro Christian Academy!
We look forward to seeing Café’ 2.0 renovations in the not too distant future. It is not too late to participate in Metro Gives. Just go to metrocagives.com and donate online, mail in a check, or drop off a donation at the front desk or in the Advancement Office.
Lucas Ramsey Warrick Endowment
The Lucas Ramsey Warrick Endowment Memorial Fund has been established to honor the Warrick family and their son, Luke. We are honored to help steward these funds and use them in a manner directed by the family. To donate, please click here.
Several of our families take advantage of corporate matching gifts. If your employer participates in a matching gift program, please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 so we can help you increase your donation on behalf of the students at Metro Christian Academy!
Individuals and families often want to make a monetary donation to a specific area of the school such as tuition assistance, fine arts or athletics. We invite you to contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 to discuss ideas that you might have to give to specific areas of the school.
To donate directly to the Tuition Assistance Fund, please click here.
Although Metro Christian Academy is funded by tuition dollars, the school knows there are programs, facility needs, and items not always covered by the budget. Each year, the school hosts three major fundraisers, the Annual Golf Classic, in late summer, the Metro Together Campaign in the fall, and the Annual Metro Dinner & Auction in the spring.
Honorarium and Memorial Gifts
If a family or individual desires to pay tribute to someone special with an Honor or Memorial Gift, a letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the person or family advising them of the gift. The gift amount will not be disclosed. Please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 to learn more.
Some in-kind donations of equipment, materials, and supplies may be accepted. Please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 to discuss how a donation of this type might help the school.
A wonderful way for Metro Christian Academy supporters to help the school grow its endowment is through planned gifts. To help increase our planned giving expertise, Metro Christian Academy has partnered with the Tulsa Community Foundation.
The need to grow our endowment through planned giving is continual. Each year, Metro Christian Academy and nearly 60 other Tulsa-area non-profit agencies secure the services of The Advancement Group. Mark Loeber and Chris Miller are outstanding professionals who specialize in helping donors establish wills and trusts to benefit family members, charities, and other entities. As an extension of Metro, The Advancement Group offers gift-planning services, which are free to you if you decide to leave a portion of your estate to Metro Christian Academy.
By leaving a legacy gift, you are helping Metro Christian Academy build its endowment for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. The endowment provides us with significant interest income that currently funds over one-third of our annual tuition assistance dollars.
If you already have an estate plan in place, it may be of interest to you to have another look so that you are assured that your current plan is offering you a gift strategy that helps increase the financial benefits to your family and to the charities you are most passionate about. The review may decrease taxes that you owe as well.
Each meeting is confidential and customized to your family and financial goals. When a gift is made, you have the opportunity to disclose as much or as little regarding the gift amount and other information shared.
The Advancement Group is Metro Christian Academy’s charitable, financial, and estate planning office — offering services to those connected with Metro. If you would like to consider a planned gift, please contact The Advancement Group at 918.491.0079 or connect with our Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, ext. 154 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Tulsa Community Foundation’s website for more information about their Planned Giving Partnership program.
Metro Christian Academy understands the power of prayer, and the school covets your continual prayers. The work completed at the school is most effective when the community reverently seeks the Lord in all things, following His direction and submitting to His authority. Metro invites you to pray for the school, students, families, and staff.
By donating stock directly to Metro Christian Academy, you can avoid paying a capital gains tax on appreciated stock. To learn more, please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 for instructions on how to transfer your stock. Please keep in mind that you must initiate the transfer with your broker.
Most gifts to Metro Christian Academy are 100% tax deductible. All gifts, whether made online or made via check or stock transfer, will be acknowledged by a tax receipt from Metro Christian Academy.
Metro Christian Academy families are encouraged to become active contributors of their time and talents. Metro parents and grandparents have many different opportunities to use their God-given gifts and abilities in areas where they have a passion to contribute to Metro. To get involved, please click here.
Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can invest in the future of Metro Christian Academy. Each and every gift makes a difference in the school’s mission of preparing young men and women to actively engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ.
Metro Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in
administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs,
and athletic and other school-administered programs.