The Gift That Keeps On Giving: 2017-2018
Dear Friends of FBA,
In Psalm 13:5 we read, "But I have trusted in Your loving kindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me."
I am both excited and grateful to announce that by God's grace we have received over $56,000 in giving from over 60 donors toward our end-of-year campaign!
This milestone could not have been reached without the prayers and support of God's people. Every gift is important and we are deeply grateful for your support. If you would like to make a gift, click HEREor to make a gift by mail, print the donation form to complete and mail.
If you would like to meet with me personally, I would love to do so. Feel free to contact me at (239) 597-2233, extension 569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
For the Kingdom,
Dr. Ray Casey
FBA Head of School
Annual Fund 2017-18
The primary purpose of the annual fund is to allow flexibility in meeting the need for services, events or training that would not be otherwise available in the general operating budget. A gift to the annual fund affects every student and every program in that it insures that students and faculty will have the ability to go beyond what our general budget facilitates. Academics, Athletics, Related Arts, Technology, and Facilities are just some of the areas impacted by a gift to the annual fund. Most independent private school associations recommend that 10% of a school’s operating budget come from annual giving. Your generosity is critical to the preparation of the next generation for life, learning and leadership.
Approximately one out of every three students who attend First Baptist Academy receives some form of financial aid. FBA is committed to helping families who are committed to a Kingdom Education but who, also, have demonstrated a willingness to stretch their own financial resources in making the education of their children a priority. The average award for financial aid is approximately $4,000 and is determined by an independent third party organization. Each application is carefully reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee to insure that all monies designated for financial aid are used properly and efficiently. We anticipate that the need for financial aid will exceed $500,000 for the school year.
If you wish to make an online gift please use the "DONATE TODAY" button. You will be redirected to a secure site for giving to the ministries of First Baptist Church Naples. If you currently have an FBCN Ministries user name and password, you may choose the "Give Now" option and select FBA Donations from the Funds menu.
If you do not have an FBCN Ministries user name and password, you can create an account by choosing the option that reads "Need a login?" Follow the instructions and a username will be sent to you via email. You can also call our Business Office at 239-597-2233 ext. 256, and they can take a one time donation by phone. Online donations are a wonderful way to track your giving as well as providing multiple options for recurring gifts.
**Please note that in order to set up a recurring gift, you must click the recurring button when it appears in the set up process. There are many recurring options available, including every week, month, quarter, etc. (An annual/every 12 month recurring option is currently not available online.)
**To make a gift by mail, please write "Donation" in the memo line and mail check(s) to the attention of:
First Baptist Academy is a place where the name of Jesus is exalted and teachers and parents partner together for the success of their students. As a teach at FBA, it is a blessing to have parents who partner with me for the success of their student in life, learning, and leadership. It is a blessing to have students who want to please and are eager to share what Jesus is doing in their life.
We absolutely LOVE and are so blessed to be at FBA!! We love that our three children are getting a Kingdom Education and are surrounded by such a loving staff. We couldn't ask for a better school and are so thankful that God led us to FBA!
March 3, 2017 9:11 AM EST
I love the Christ-centered, Spirit-led discipling community. I love the small size of the school. I love the fact that genuine compassion and love for the students, not legalism and religiosity, drives the educational culture and informs the mentality of the teachers and administrators.