Corning Christian Academy relies heavily on the support and generosity of our greater community. We are a stand-alone school and therefore have no other source of income other than tuition and fundraisers.
We continue to be amazed at all God has done to provide for the needs of his school, while allowing it to thrive during ever uncertain times. We are humbled by the growth we have seen over the last few years, specifically, our elementary grades K-5, which have doubled in size since 2019. We know that God can take even the most difficult of circumstances and use them for His glory and we are thankful for a place where administrators, faculty, and parents work together to provide a challenging academic program within a nurturing environment.
We would love to share with you some highlights from this past year.
We were fortunate to continue to be in school, in person, 5 days a week all last year with minimal interruptions to our day-to-day routines. Our school grew in number and in fortitude. Our teachers adapted and inspired. Our students developed new skillsets and reached new heights in learning. And the Kingdom of God grew! Isn’t that what this is all about?
As you may have heard, we have refined our school's motto to Love.Serve.Lead. Our students are focusing on loving everyone, serving the community and each other, and leading by example. While raising leaders has always been our focus, it is incredible to watch our students become the hands and feet of Jesus by serving at home and in our community.
We have been blessed with a grant from the Corning Foundation that has allowed us to implement a new STEM program and maker's Space for elementary and secondary students. This new room is equipped with a 3D printer, a green screen, a sewing station, and many other creative outlets. We look forward to watching our students benefit from these expanded opportunities!
We want to continue to thank you for your commitment to the school through financial gifts and prayer. We are so grateful God has provided people like you to support and encourage us. Your gifts provide the funds needed to bridge the gap between the tuition our families pay and the actual cost of education. They also allow us to continue to offer financial aid to families who might have otherwise been unable to send their child(ren) to CCA.
We ask that you consider how a financial gift will allow us to continue to impact young lives for Christ and that you would continue to pray for the CCA Board, staff, and students.
Blessings to you, and your families, this Holiday season!
Mrs. Erin Hughson
Director of Development
Welcome from the Director of Development!
Corning Christian Academy has played an integral role in my life from a very young age. I was a student at CCA from 1988-1999 and I am so thankful God directed my path back to the school in a professional capacity, as well as for my children’s education. Their teachers are not only concerned with their academic performance but also their eternal future. They are not only affecting their learning but also their character. We are blessed to be a part of this fellowship of believers.
In an effort to keep tuition costs affordable for more families, Corning Christian Academy relies heavily on the support and generosity of our greater community. We are a stand-alone school and therefore have no other source of income other than tuition and fundraisers. Throughout the year, we host a variety of fundraisers and events that all contribute to our day to day operations as a school. Your participation is vital to our success.
If you are interested in partnering with us and investing in the future of CCA and in the future of our students, please contact me, or follow the link below, to set your monthly or one-time gift. Your giving allows us to reach further and affect more lives for the glory of God.
Please visit our "more ways to give" page for more information.
Mrs. Erin Hughson
Director of Development
Ways to Give
Here are some of the easiest ways for you to invest in CCA:
Donations of any amount may be mailed or brought to the school. You may also go online to donate and set your monthly or one-time gift.
Give Appreciated Stock or other property/real estate
When you give stock or property to CCA, we’ll sell it and you won’t have to pay all the capital gains tax you would have paid had you sold it yourself. Your gift will be deductible at its full fair market value on its date of delivery if you have held it for more than one year.
Invest in a life income plan, or another of the charitable estate planning strategies that are available.
A life income gift provides you with payments for the rest of your life and CCA with support thereafter. If you use appreciated securities that you’ve owned longer than a year to fund the gift, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction based, in part, on the charitable portion of the securities’ full value, in addition to eliminating up-front capital gains tax.
Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 5% of the purchase price to your chosen charitable organization. To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to smile.amazon.com. You use the same account on Amazon.com and Amazon Smile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same. On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization (Christian Learning Center-Corning, NY) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. The site will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Other Ways to Give
We collect and submit Box Tops for Education as well as used ink cartridges, which we return to Staples for rebates.
A gift of a life insurance policy you no longer need makes a perfect year-end gift. To qualify as a deductible gift, CCA must become the policy owner. For most types of insurance policies, your tax deduction is usually the cost basis or the fair market value of the policy—whichever is less.