Since 1983, Metro Christian Academy has partnered with families and their children by providing an interdenominational, Christ-centered, college-preparatory education. For the past forty years, Metro has educated and shepherded over 3,000 Patriots to take their place in our homes, churches, businesses and corporations, and communities – near and far. To preserve this rich heritage, the Metro Christian Academy Foundation was established in 2005.
The mission of Metro Christian Academy’s Foundation is to provide resources to further the vision of Metro Christian Academy through fundraising, community relations, and sound advisement. The Metro Foundation, is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization bringing parents, alumni, small businesses, and corporations together to support Metro Christian Academy and its students. Gifts to the foundation endowments create a sustained benefit to the programs and passions of our Metro patrons. These gifts come in many forms — whether a one-time donation, an ongoing annual pledge, gifts of stock, or even a planned legacy gift through a will or trust. The foundation endowments are critical for Metro, not only to protect and preserve Metro’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence through Christ, but likewise for financial stability and independence. For Metro students and their parents, the foundation endowments support affordability by enhancing academic programming and offsetting the annual operating cost — without raising tuition or sacrificing the quality of the Metro Christian Academy experience.
Since 2005, the Foundation’s endowment fund has provided over $1.4M (approximately $125K per year) in support to Metro Christian Academy. The endowment fund makes an annual contribution to the school for tuition assistance, staff professional development, support of the Patriot Resource Center, general operating expenses, as well as building and ground maintenance projects.
Many gifts, including gifts of property, life insurance or securities contributed over the years have been given in loving memory or honor of a friend or relative or as a result of someone’s dedication and commitment to Metro Christian Academy. These gifts continue to be a source of blessing to Metro and help provide quality Christian education for all of our students.
The Metro Christian Academy Foundation Board is made up of volunteer members who are current and past parents, alumni, and other business leaders in the community. Current Board Members are:
Ken Etheredge, President
Brian Grimes, Vice President
Miriam Shaw, Secretary
Tommy Campbell, Jay Condry, Matt Crook, Kim Dilley, Chris Hodges, Angie McCann (PTF Representative), Holly Meek, Allison Odom, Jeff Pinter, Jennifer Smith, Julie Vicena (TCEC Representative), Scott Williams (TCEC Representative)
Ways to Support
A robust endowment is an essential component of every successful private independent school. The perpetual earnings generated by endowment funds play a critical role in shaping the future of Metro Christian Academy. A percentage of the annual return on general endowments can be directed to the area with the most pressing needs or provide the school with a steady flow of income in support of a variety of designated programs such as financial aid, faculty salaries, fine arts, and others.
At this time, Metro Christian Academy’s endowment is valued at $1.5M. The endowment supports Athletic Programming, Campus Development, the Patriot Resource Center, Metro Christian Academy, Staff and Faculty Development, and the Tuition Assistance Scholarship. We look forward to working with families and friends to significantly build these valuable resources for Metro.
Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Leave Your Mark!
Family, friends, and alums of Metro Christian Academy – help pave the way for our future and leave your permanent mark at Metro Christian Academy!
You are invited to share the joy and richness of God’s blessings by leaving a lasting legacy for years to come. Commemorative bricks will allow you to create a personal inscription to honor a student, your family, or a loved one. Purchasing a brick for the walkway will mark your place in history and 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.
Did you know that you can double, or even triple, your donation to Metro Christian Academy? Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources department. Once you make a gift to Metro, request a matching gift form from your employer and send the completed document to the Advancement Office. We will do the rest! Questions? Contact Director of Advancement Clark Koepping at 918.745.9868, Ext.154 for more information.
Gifts of Securities
Metro Christian Academy accepts donations of securities at any dollar value. Making a gift of securities to Metro offers you the chance to help the school while realizing many significant benefits yourself. By donating stock directly to Metro Christian Academy, you can avoid paying a capital gains tax on appreciated stock. After being held for a minimum of one year, a stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving.
Please keep in mind that you must initiate the transfer with your broker in advance of the gift to ensure proper documentation and receipt. To learn more, please contact the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 for instructions on how to transfer your stock.
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.
An excellent 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 accessible if you 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 significant interest income that currently funds over one-third of our annual tuition assistance dollars.
Suppose you already have an estate plan in place. In that case, it may be of interest to you to have another look so that you are assured that your current program offers you a gift strategy that helps increase the financial benefits to your family and the charities you are most passionate about. The review may decrease the taxes that you owe as well. Each meeting is confidential and customized to your family and financial goals. When a gift is made, you can 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, don’t hesitate to contact The Advancement Group at 918.491.0079 or connect with our Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, ext. 154, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Tulsa Community Foundation’s website for more information about their Planned Giving Partnership program.
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.
Honorarium and Memorial Gifts
Suppose a family or individual desires to pay tribute to someone special with an Honor or Memorial Gift. In that case, Metro Christian Academy will send a letter of acknowledgment to the person or family advising them of the gift. The school will not disclose the gift amount. Please get in touch with the Advancement Office at 918.745.9868, Ext. 154 to learn more.
Most gifts to Metro Christian Academy are 100% tax deductible. All gifts, whether made online or via check or stock transfer, will be acknowledged by a tax receipt from Metro Christian Academy.
Founded in 1979, The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. Metro Christian Academy is a proud recipient of this accreditation.
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.