Online Giving

The Geneva School of Boerne is pleased to partner with the National Christian Foundation in order to expand the opportunities to financially support our school.  National Christian Foundation is a grant-making foundation of donor directed funds.  We have established four separate fund accounts through NCF that support the school’s Capital Campaign, Teacher Endowment, Booster Club and Financial Aid Program.

*In accordance with IRS Publication 526, contributions made to Geneva’s financial aid fund are tax deductible.  However, contributions set aside for use by a specific person, such as scholarship/grant donations for the tuition of a named student, are not deductible for tax purposes.  If you have questions, please consult your tax professional.

While some may be familiar with the idea of donor directed funds, we recognize that many are not.  The Q&A is designed to provide information and instructions on how to use this tool.

What is a donor directed fund and how does it work?

With a donor directed fund, you (the donor) make a donation to the foundation (NCF) and direct the gift to a particular charity (Geneva School of Boerne).  If you desire to give to GSB online and/or set up recurring donations, you will click on one of the links above. You will be directed to a page that allows you to set up payments to Geneva School of Boerne’s fund at NCF.

How is this different than if I just wrote a check to Geneva?

The biggest change is that your donation is going to National Christian Foundation, and thus your tax receipts will come from them.

But, wait!  I want my gift to go to Geneva School of Boerne!

It will.  As a donor directed fund, when you make a donation to Geneva’s fund at National Christian Foundation, we receive the donation.  They just handle the administration of the gift. We receive all the documentation of donations/donors so that we can keep track of pledge fulfillment as well as donor acknowledgements within our business office.

Why not just set up a standard credit card giving tool?

Establishing a fund with NCF allows up to expand giving opportunities to non-liquid gifts, such as stocks, business interests, land, and other appreciated assets.  There is also an opportunity for completely anonymous giving for those who desire it. Partnering with NCF will help us grow the ways that donors can give without increasing our school’s operating costs.

Does Geneva pay a fee for this?

Yes, but it is very small.  For liquid gifts, the administrative cost is based on the average daily balance at an annual rate of 1%.  Because we will generally not leave money in our fund, but transfer it to Geneva’s banking accounts bi-monthly, that will be 1/12th of 1%.

What about credit card fees? Should I use the echeck option?

NCF has negotiated very competitive credit card processing fees.  The fees are as follows: AMEX 3.1%, Discover 2.2%, Master Card 2.5%, Visa 2.5%.  The better option for Geneva is for donors to choose the echeck option.  We pay no processing fees for this type of transaction.  You will be receipted for the full amount of your credit card or echeck contribution.

Can I still just give the “old fashioned” way by writing a check and mailing it or driving it to the school?

Absolutely!  This is just an option that we hope is helpful.  Click HERE for our mailing address.