WHY SUPPORT TIMOTHY?
For more than 105 years parents have enrolled their children in Timothy Christian Schools because of our unwavering commitment to give their children a strong Christian foundation. Churches, grandparents, and friends have echoed this commitment by providing financial and volunteer support along with a commitment to prayer. We are thankful for their generosity and support and hope this portion of our website can provide you with more information to help you in your financial considerations. For more information about Timothy Christian Schools, its development efforts, and giving opportunities, please contact Matt Davidson or Bob Venhousen.
In 2017 Timothy Christian completed Phase I of Project IMPACT, creating a new building for our 7th and 8th grade students and an incredible athletic facility that has greatly served the school and the broader community. In April of 2018, we announced the commencement of Phase II of Project IMPACT, the construction for which starts in the summer of 2018. Phase II of Project IMPACT will bring furniture and technology upgrades to the high school, grade school re-purposing and renovation, and much more.
Each year Timothy conducts an annual fund drive known as the Timothy Fund. The Timothy Fund is a vital component of the school’s finances as tuition revenue alone does not cover all of our costs. Your contributions also help to keep Timothy within the financial reach of all of our families.
The TCAA Golf Scramble is our annual Timothy Christian Athletic Association fundraiser to raise $100,000+ for our Athletic Program. Many friends of Timothy come out each year to sponsor this event and golf with us in the Fall.
Each spring we have an all-school (K-12) Jog-a-thon fundraising event. Students send mailers to people they know, asking them to sponsor them in walking, jogging or running for 30 minutes in May. This fundraiser has helped our school many different areas like renovating bathrooms, buses, auditorium, classrooms, and also contributed towards the Timothy Fund in the past 6 years, raising from $80,000.00 to $135,000 each year.
Every other year, Timothy Christian School hosts an auction to raise money for special items or campus development. Auction 2017 is upon us and our auction committee is busy planing and procuring. We hope you can join us in the process.
This is an annual event at Chicago’s beautiful lakefront the day before the main Chicago Triathlon, providing a family friendly atmosphere for participants of all ages and athletic abilities. Students, parents and friends of Timothy can participate and help raise funds to support campus development.
Partners in Education (PiE) is Timothy’s parent partnership. PiE exists to promote Christian education at Timothy through hospitality, teacher support and fundraising activities to increase parental involvement, build Christian community and provide resources.
The New to You Upscale Resale is a combined effort of Timothy Christian, Daystar School, Humboldt Community Christian, and Chicago West Side Christian. All proceeds from store sales are exclusively used for the advancement of Christian education in the four schools. Timothy receives 50% of all profits and the balance is divided among the three partner schools.
FOUNDATION, PLANNED GIVING & MATCHING GIFTS
A strong Foundation helps ensure that Timothy Christian Schools remains a viable option for all families desiring a quality, Christ-centered education in the Reformed tradition. The Timothy Foundation is growing — current assets are just over $4,500,000 which provides critical support for families needing tuition assistance from supporting and affiliated churches. The Foundation also supports faculty development, funding for new programs, and other donor-selected restricted projects.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies sponsor programs whereby employees can have either all or part of their donation matched as an additional gift to the school. As each company has their own process, we request that you speak with your personnel office about this option. Please contact our business office at 630-833-4616 if you have any questions.