The Tuition Grant Fund (TGF) exists to provide tuition assistance to families who demonstrate a financial need–which is approximately 30% of the students attending Holland Christian Schools each year. Therefore the Tuition Grant Fund has made Christian education available to many families who desire such a Christ-centered education for their children, while also increasing the economic diversity of our student body since the financial barrier for parents has been reduced. Each year approximately $1,000,000 in financial support is awarded in tuition assistance.
It’s a fund that keeps giving out, so it also needs to be continually added to. Last year more than 1,400 people, churches and companies financially supported the Tuition Grant Fund. To reach our $1,500,000 goal this year, we kindly request parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of Holland Christian Schools to prayerfully consider a donation to this fund, as well as to participate in any of the quality events below. For more information about the Tuition Grant Fund, please contact our Advancement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 820-2805.
But we also want to say thank you. We as a school say a huge thank you to all who support the TGF, because we get to teach and love kids we wouldn’t otherwise know. Our school community is better for it. And the families who receive tuition aid through the TGF are also hugely grateful for the chance to attend Holland Christian, when they otherwise would not be able to without it. A few families had the chance to say thanks specifically to TGF donors, and we had our HCS staff read their comments:
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Along with donations, we also plan a variety of special events for the coming year to support the Tuition Grant Fund. We hope you’ll mark your calendar for several of these!
Living Stones Lecture Series Dinner & Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Due to the spread of COVID-19, Holland Christian has made the difficult difficult decision to cancel our April 28 Living Stones Lecture Series with Chap Clark. We thank you for your eagerness to participate in this event with us and we will miss this opportunity to share a meal, be inspired, and join together in-person as a community at this time.
The Living Stones Lecture Series is our largest spring fundraising event for the Tuition Grant Fund (TGF). The TGF assists over 30% of HC families to help remove the financial barrier for Christian education. We’d like to thank our corporate sponsors Brink Farms, Crown Motors, Franklin Press, GDK, Gentex Corporation, John & Judy Spoelhof Foundation, Maplewood Auto, Potts Masonry, Proline Concrete, Request Foods, Schippers Construction, LLC, and Twisthink for generously sponsoring this event benefiting the Tuition Grant Fund. If you would still be interested in making a donation to the fund this spring, and helping us complete our goal for the 2019/2020 school year, please visit https://www.hollandchristian.org/donate/
Please contact Michelle at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the cancelation of this event. Thank you for your prayers and support of Holland Chrisitian Schools!
TGF Men’s Golf Event
Tuesday, May 5
Wuskowhan Players Club
Space is limited, so reserve a place for your foursome early for this men’s golf outing! Practice time starts at 11 am, a clinic with the club pro at 11:30 am, lunch at noon, and a shotgun start at 1 pm. Prizes for the 18-hole One Best Ball format competition are awarded at 5 pm. Call (616) 820-2813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or more information on both golf outings.
TGF Women’s Golf Event
Tuesday, May 12
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Put this date on your calendar and enjoy a great time of fellowship and golf with your friends: nine holes of golf followed by a delicious lunch. Call (616) 820-2813 or email email@example.com for reservations or more information on both golf outings.
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FALL KIDS’ STUFF RESALE
Saturday, September 19, 2020 9 am-noon
HCHS Main Street
Kind of like a movable ditto store with fall-focused clothing for kids of all ages–from babies up through size 18–along with assorted baby and sports paraphernalia, the Kids’ Stuff Resale benefits not only you, but our Tuition Grant Fund as well! Plus there’s maternity clothes, toys Halloween costumes, toys, games–everything at ditto minus the furniture! If you are interested in selling in the resale, or for more info, contact Michelle Dannenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-820-2813. The $1 entry fee for adults goes directly to the Tuition Grant Fund.
Tuition Grant Fund Auction
Saturday, October 3, 2020
HCHS Main Street
The Tuition Grant Fund Auction is meant to be an adult casual community event, with a bit of live music, some fun-loving hosts, and a really good buffet dinner catered by Alpenrose Restaurant. In addition to enjoying the entertainment and fellowship, you get to bid–or be entertained by others bidding–on over 150 fabulous gifts graciously given by our community to help fund Christian education. We have a wide assortment of gifts to auction off at a variety of bidding levels, live auction items, tables of “Buy-a-line” items, and gift cards. To reserve your seat for this evening, you can register online here, or contact Michelle Dannenberg at email@example.com or (616) 820-2813.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DRIVE (B&I DRIVE)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7 am-noon
We recognize almost daily how blessed we are to live and work in such a great place as Holland, Michigan. But it becomes even more clear on days like the B&I Drive, when area businesses donate toward a much-needed chunk or our annual operating costs. On the day of our B&I Drive, we typically send out 50-60 volunteers, including alumni business people, a few high school students, and some HC staff who can be spared for a few hours, all heavily laden with our HC cinnamon rolls. They visit a host of area businesses in pairs, dropping off cinnamon rolls, and often collecting checks right on the spot. If you or your business would like to be involved, or if you would be willing to spend a couple of hours on October 3o making calls to area businesses on behalf of Holland Christian Schools, please contact our Advancement Department at 616-820-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.