Minnehaha Fund FAQ’s
Why must money be raised each year in addition to the tuition?
Minnehaha strives to be a school of distinction. Our annual operating expenses exceeds annual tuition income. In order to maintain our high level of excellence, Minnehaha asks those who are closest to our mission to support our school through the Minnehaha Fund. Without this support, Minnehaha could not fully deliver on its mission of integrating Christian faith and learning and a Minnehaha education would be out of reach for many students.
What is the difference between the Minnehaha Fund and capital and/or endowment gifts?
Gifts to the Minnehaha Fund are used for annual expenses. Capital and endowment gifts are for building/special projects to sustain long term viability of the school. The Minnehaha Fund helps us live. Capital funds help us grow.
What is a matching gift?
The company you work for may match your gift to a nonprofit organization like Minnehaha Academy. Matching gift support can double or triple an individual’s gift. Please ask your employer if they participate and if you can get a form from your company.
What recognition will I receive for my gift to the Minnehaha Fund?
All contributors to the Minnehaha Fund receive recognition in our annual listing of donors. There is a special reception for our Leadership Society for those who make gifts of $1,000 or above. However, the true recognition is knowing you have made a difference!
What is the Leadership Society?
You can become a member of the Leadership Society with a gift of $1,000 or more. Gifts of this size sustain and enhance excellent programs.
How do I make a gift?
Gifts can be made with a check or credit card, or through a transfer of appreciated stock. You can make your gift online.