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THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

Thank you for your willingness to support the mission of Omaha Christian Academy (OCA). Operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 47-0708320) since 1972, OCA partners with Christian parents and the church to provide children with a biblically-integrated education of academic excellence, spiritual death and moral integrity…preparing them for life and eternity.  Your support enables OCA to provide a Christ-centered education to PreK through 12th grades students…teaching them to live and love like Jesus.

When a gift is made to OCA, donors have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used as well as flexibility in making their gift. Unrestricted gifts (or undesignated gifts) are among the most valuable gifts to OCA) because they allow the school to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. Unrestricted gifts may be used to support costs associated with program enhancement, tuition discounts, innovation in teaching, equipment, facilities and much more.

Directed gifts (or designated gifts) allow donors to designate their gift to a specific program or investment area at OCA. When donors make a directed gift, they enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that a program that is meaningful to them is being advanced. Donors also have the flexibility of designating their gifts for current use or for endowment.

Current-use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term, whereas endowment gifts provide security over the long-term by expanding OCA’s permanent financial base, and creating a predictable source of future income for such things as endowed faculty positions, monetary assistance, facilities, or even entire academic programs.

Please make a one-time or monthly recurring gift through this secure Paypal link or contact us to get details on other ways to support our educational ministry.

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Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts

When donors provide an outright gift to OCA, their contribution is put to work immediately, either providing funding for current programs or areas, or creating reliable source of future income by expanding endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

  • Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts to make—using outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s check, credit-card transactions, money orders, or wire transfers.
  • Appreciated securities, stocks and bond gifts also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to OCA before they are sold. For securities that have been held for more than one year, the gift may provide a two-fold benefit: creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping to avoid the capital gains tax from their sale.
  • Real estate gifts offer a wide array of tax and other benefits and could include personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land.
  • Personal property gifts enable donors to make a significant gift to support OCA in exchange for possible tax benefits. Such items could include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value.
  • Donors wishing to provide gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds, real estate, or personal property should contact the Development Office 402-399-9565 or email dblum@ocamail.org for more information.

Special Outright Gift Opportunities:

Legacy Builder – Legacy Builder is a recurring giving program that helps OCA create a strong foundation for all of our educational programs and builds a legacy of faith in the lives of children. It is not possible to know the full impact of your monthly gifts to OCA as the value of a Christ-centered education is incalculable and eternal. However, be assured that you are building a legacy far beyond anything you could ever imagine…one that will impact lives for generations and into eternity. To learn more about becoming a Legacy Builder, please contact the Development Office at 402-399-9565.

“Make A Difference” Scholarship Patron – You can become an OCA “Make A Difference” Scholarship Patron by sponsoring the maximum annual scholarship award (50% of tuition) for one OCA student. Here are the annual and monthly amounts (monthly payments are made over 10 months):

  • Elementary School Student (K – 6th) $3,100 $310/mo
  • Middle School Student (7th – 8th) $3,450 $345/mo
  • High School Student (9th – 12th) $4,100 $410/mo

Foundation Builder – Foundation Builder is a one-time giving opportunity whereby you, your family, your business or your foundation make a gift or bequest designated to pay down OCA’s remaining mortgage balance, thereby reducing debt and ensuring financial stability and operating longevity for the school.

IRA Distribution – If you are an IRA owner age 70 1/2 or older you may want to consider giving directly to OCA from your IRA. This can satisfy your annual required distribution and reduce your adjusted gross income for tax purposes. Consult your tax professional and IRA holder to see if this direct gift would be a great way for you to give.

Planned Gifts – Friends of OCA may provide gifts of a lifetime through bequests, charitable gift annuities, and other giving plans.

If you would like to make a gift or bequest to OCA and are in need of advice from a tax/estate planning professional…please contact Ed Schroeder at:

Edward W. Schroeder, PC, CPA
1904 South St
Blair, NE 68008
(402) 426-4080
(402) 426-9340 (fax)

Sample Gift Language for your Will or Revocable Living Trust

A gift to OCA in your will or revocable trust enables you to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations. A bequest:

  • is easy to arrange.
  • will not alter your current lifestyle in any way.
  • can be easily modified to address your changing needs.

Residual Gift Language

A residual bequest comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid:
“I give and devise to Omaha Christian Academy, located in Omaha, NE all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

Specific Gift Language

Naming OCA as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:
“I give and devise to Omaha Christian Academy, located in Omaha, NE, the sum of $___________ (or asset) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

Contingent Gift Language

OCA or its affiliates can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled:
“If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to Omaha Christian Academy, located in Omaha, NE, the sum of $ _______ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

Life Insurance Beneficiary Language

Life insurance is a simple solution for transmitting a capital in a context that is fiscally advantageous. At any moment, you may choose to designate OCA as the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of a life insurance policy at term or the time of your death.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Language

You may name OCA as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Naming OCA as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh or profit-sharing pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. It can be costly to pass such assets on to heirs because of heavy tax consequences. By naming OCS as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, the donor maintains complete control over the asset while living, but at the donor’s death the plan passes to support OCA free of both estate and income taxes.

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change-of-beneficiary form from your plan administrator. When you have finished, please return the form to your plan administrator and notify OCA. We can also assist you with the proper language for your beneficiary designation to OCA.

If you are an IRA owner age 70 1/2 or older you may want to consider giving directly to OCA from your IRA. This can satisfy your annual required distribution and reduce your adjusted gross income for tax purposes. Consult your tax professional and IRA holder to see if this direct gift would be a great way for you to give.

Customized Language

If you or your attorney or estate planner would like OCA to provide you with customized beneficiary language that is specific to your goal and interest, please contact our Development Office at 402-399-9565 or dblum@ocamail.org.

10244 Wiesman Dr
Omaha, NE 68134

(402) 399-9565