Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Greater Houlton Christian Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and gifts to the school are tax-deductible. Here are some of the ways you can help us continue to make a solid Christian education available to the greater Houlton region:

Current Gifts
(made in the current year that the school may utilize and access immediately) include:

  • Cash
  • Stocks, Bonds, and Other Appreciated Securities 
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Tangible Personal Property

Deferred Gifts
(directly connected to your financial or estate plan to enable GHCA to meet future needs and goals) include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Assets


Categories of Gifts

Unrestricted gifts: gifts without specific restrictions; use determined by the school

Restricted gifts: gifts where purpose is designated by the donor (restricted gifts are accepted based on their consistency with the school's mission, goals and priorities).

Gifts in Kind: gifts of tangible personal property that are in good condition, useful in educational programming, and/or readily salable. It is the donor's responsibility to place a value on an in-kind gift for tax purposes.

Honor/Memorial gifts: gifts in honor or in memory of an individual(s) or family. The Business Office will notify the honoree(s) and/or the family of those remembered. Efforts involving the physical placement of a plaque, tree, or other items in memorial or tribute of someone must be submitted for approval to the Finance Committee.

Naming Gifts: naming gifts should equal at least 51% of the total construction costs of a facility, and are accepted based on their consistency with the school's mission, goals and priorities. A similar formula is used for the naming of rooms or other sections of a facility.

Annual Fund Campaign:  Our Annual Fund campaign consists of fundraising events and letter appeals to our current families, alumni families, friends, businesses and churches. It raises unrestricted money to support the operating budget, which includes instructional materials, programming, equipment and technology, as well as faculty salaries, faculty development and facility maintenance. The Annual Fund is the primary means to make up the difference between what is paid in tuition and the real cost of educating each student. The Annual Fund is tax-deductible whereas tuition is not. Gifts to the Annual Fund also help fund our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

Major Gifts: Major gift contributions support specific projects, equipment or programs (typically capital needs that are not part of the operating budget).

Tuition Assistance Program: Our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) makes the difference for some families being able to have their children receive a Christian education. Contributions toward this fund are greatly needed and greatly appreciated. However, contributions cannot be designated for specific students. All donations toward this program go into the general TAP fund. The donations are pooled with existing funds to allocate to students in need who have applied for aid and have met the criteria.

For any questions about giving to GHCA, please contact the Business Office at 207-532-0736.


Our Address:
27 School St
Houlton, ME. 04730
Office Hours:                           Contact Information:
   Mon. to Fri. 8am to 3pm            Phone:  207.532.0736
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