Ada Christian School Education Foundation
The Ada Christian School Education Foundation was developed in 1989, by a group of parents who wanted to secure a strong future for Ada Christian School so that area families would be blessed for generations to come.
The Education Foundation supports our call to keep quality Christian education affordable and accessible to anyone that desires it. This is accomplished through an annual gift generated by fundraising and investment activities. The gift provides a tuition reduction for all Ada Christian School families as well as additional, need-based financial aid. It impacts costs further and improves the quality of education by underwriting important academic programs and sustaining building maintenance.
Fundraising: Each year, we hold our Annual Dinner and the proceeds go directly to the Ada Christian School Education Foundation. Other commitments in the form of bequests and planned gifts provide significant support for the Foundation’s advancement.
For questions or additional information about charitable trusts, gift annuities, memorial gifts, life income agreements or estate planning; please contact Mark Stuit, Director of Advancement (616.676.1289, gro.naitsirhcada@tiutsm).
Investment: The ACSEF created an endowment fund to provide stable financial support for Ada Christian School. Earnings from the fund are part of ACSEF’s annual gift to help reduce the school’s dependence on tuition as the primary source of revenue.
The ACSEF is steadfast in its stewardship of the endowment, and strives to foster growth that will provide maximum benefit to ACS families. Over the years, the endowment has grown significantly - today, the fund has provided over $6 million to ACS and is able to cover more than 10% of the school’s annual budget. Every gift makes a difference and will provide for generations of ACS families!
For questions or additional information about charitable trusts, gift annuities, memorial gifts, life income agreements or estate planning, please contact Mark Stuit, Director of Advancement (616.676.1289, gro.naitsirhcada@tiutsm).
Foundation Board of Directors
The Education Foundation Board of Directors meet regularly to assess the current state of the endowment and to plan for the future. It is our honor to dutifully serve the ACS community by responsibly managing donated funds to fulfil the school’s mission.
Each year, we host an Annual fundraising event and the proceeds go to the Ada Christian School endowment fund. Each year, the Education Foundation gives investment income directly to the school, which covers over 10% of its annual budget. Other commitments in the form of bequests and planned gifts provide significant support for the Foundation’s advancement.
Ben Ferwerda, President
Jeremy Frost, Vice President
Jamie Mulder, Treasurer
Brad Kaminski, Secretary
Mark Stuit, Director of Advancement
Kevin Sall, Principal