LCS Development Highlights October 2012
Let Your Light Shine!
LCS Annual Dinner & Auction
Saturday, November 17th
Join the LCS community for a fun filled “Country Vintage” evening beginning with dinner, silent and live auctions. Come for dinner and entertainment at 5:30 or join in the fun at 7:30 pm for the silent & live auctions. Just imagine…. your Christmas shopping done by November 17th!
5:30 pm: Doors open
6:00 pm: Dinner (Catered by The Seasonal Experience)
7:30 pm: Live Auction Begins (Everyone welcome! No tickets needed)
@ Southridge Church: 22756 48th Ave beside LCS Middle High.
Dinner tickets are $30 each or reserve a table of eight for $240. Tickets on sale now at the LCS Development Office (Elementary Campus) and the Middle High Campus Office. We already have tables booked and tickets sold so don’t delay! For those of you who've attended and enjoyed the auction in years past, please be sure to invite your friends and family. This event has sold out in years past so purchase your tickets now.
Donations of goods and services are vital to the success of the evening! Your support through donations is much needed! Please bring donated items to the LCS Development Office. Don’t like shopping? We will take care of it for you! Tax receipts are available for your item donation of $50 and over with a copy of the receipt.
Do you know of a local business who may be a supporter of Langley Christian School if asked? If you are willing to hand deliver LCS Donation Request Letters to local businesses, copies are available at the Development Office or we can send them to you via student courier. This is a great way for local businesses to build relationship with the LCS community.
Volunteers make this evening an amazing, unique LCS community event. From set up and decorating to clean up, there is always something to do so become part of a fabulous team of volunteers! Email or call the Development Office to become involved.
The proceeds from “Let Your Light Shine!” will go towards:
1) The purchase of outdoor digital signs at both the elementary and middle high campuses. These signs will provide highly relevant community information to both LCS students and parents in an effective and timely manner.
2) Elementary Campus parking lot improvements. Auction revenues will also assist with creating staff parking spaces behind the school to allow for increased parent parking in the main parking lot.
LCS Golf Tournament Raises $26,000!
The 10th Annual LCS George Ravenek Memorial Golf Tournament was held Friday, September 21st at the beautiful Redwoods Golf Course. We had a wonderful day with 140 golfers and a fun filled evening raising a record $26,000!
Each year the Golf Tournament helps Langley Christian School grow in its ability to offer a curriculum that incorporates relevant, active learning experiences in the classroom by providing revenue that goes directly to developing and expanding the school’s educational program and indirectly to meeting the aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs of all its 1000 students. This year, all proceeds from the tournament will go towards ICT (Information Communication Technology) upgrades of classroom projection systems, iPads and netbooks.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 10th Annual Tournament!
“You Can’t Take it With You!”
By Cathy Kits
On October 11th, the LCS Foundation hosted a free dessert evening on Wills & Estate Planning.
“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’” (Abraham Kuyper)
So, if you can’t take it with you, what happens to it? Our speaker, Doug Fordham, the Director of Stewardship Ministries for the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in BC and Yukon, walked us (well, ran us, really), through so many aspects of wills & estate planning such as: how and when to update your will, what will happen if you don’t have a valid, current will, options for ownership of joint property, planning for your potential incapacity, appointing Executors, your estate and taxes, and gift planning and leaving a legacy.
The feedback was so positive that we’re considering offering this session again, possibly dividing it into 2 parts as there was simply so much information to absorb! Some comments from the evening: “Great info…I didn’t know how much I didn’t know”, “great suggestions to reduce income taxes”, “it opens one’s eyes”, “learning new important things for better planning”, “very informative and easy to follow”, “Doug’s enthusiasm and obvious knowledge”, “the presentation was excellent”.
The LCS Foundation was established to help provide tuition assistance, provide scholarships for graduating students and to ensure the funding of future capital expenditures for LCS. The LCS Foundation Board has been actively sharing the vision of building a foundation to secure affordable education at LCS for generations to come.
In addition to sending out information booklets to our Grandparent and Alumni parent community, the Foundation Board is committed to offering continuing education seminars twice a year that focus on various aspects of money management, wills & estate planning, and Biblical giving. These free dessert evenings are practical sessions with resources that attendees can take home. Stay tuned for more information about our spring seminar. The Current balance in the Foundation is over $120,000.
LCS Development Office