Support Cornerstone

Support Cornerstone

WE ARE SO THANKFUL for the gracious hand of the Lord in carrying us through 40 years of faithful service! After 17 years in the personal service of our mission, I continue to marvel at our God and the provision He supplies for the work He wishes to accomplish here at Cornerstone. We have not drifted from our mission and vision to raise up effective leaders of Godly character!

We at Cornerstone Christian Academy believe that Jesus Christ is our chief Cornerstone and that, as we effectively exalt Him and the truth He proclaims, we will see lives transformed. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in Truth” (3 John 1:4). This verse has been our school’s rallying verse as we partner with families to shepherd hearts and minds in the truth that gives purpose and hope.

The teachers at CCA are described as “living curriculum,” people who are called to serve God here, walking the talk of academic excellence and faith. I can say with confidence that our students are receiving an excellent, Christ-centered education. So, I am passionate to fund CCA for this important work that revolutionizes lives and shapes eternal destinations! It is exciting to share in God’s distinguished work here at CCA as we pray for, equip, and send Christ-serving leaders out into the world to represent the light of Christ.

You, our friends, are welcome to partner with us as investors in this school, where the evidence is overwhelmingly clear that the Lord has been at work. God has paid off our mortgages, sold our other facility, and provided matching gifts. CCA aims to cover 85 – 90 percent of its operational expenses through tuition revenue, but I am thankful for the help of friends who are passionate to steward their resources for God’s purposes. We rejoice with CCA friends who assist us and enable us to strengthen our financial position year after year!

I would like to invite you to participate in the fund-raising opportunities available to you. Each year we host two primary fundraisers: the Laps for Learning (Jog-a-Thon), which assists families with financial assistance, and the Auction, which helps us with our operating expenses and strengthens our financial stability.

A gift to CCA can come through a number of different instruments. Venues to consider when choosing to partner with us include: gifts of cash, bank CD’s, charitable gift annuities, real estate, or a gift of life insurance. A gift is a powerful way to represent your belief and support of our mission. We would be pleased to visit with you about any of these areas of interest and fill you in with more specific information, if you wish. We are more than happy to share additional stories of God at work and reveal a vision of where we hope to see God take Cornerstone into the future.

Serving God,

Tom Olmstead


Annual and Ongoing Support

Laps for Learning

This is an enjoyable fundraising event for our entire school! Students wear their Cornerstone Laps for Learning T-shirts, and Zion the lion, our school mascot, joins the group as they walk laps around the gym while uplifting music is played.

The funds raised from this event are allocated to Cornerstone’s tuition assistance program.

Auction and Benefit Dinner

Cornerstone’s annual auction and benefit dinner is held during the springtime. Join us for an elegant dinner, dessert, and silent auction items donated by families and local businesses.

The grand finale of the evening is our live auction with a fast-talking auctioneer! Each classroom puts together a valuable basket of items, with themes like summer vacation, a night out on the town, and more! Families from each classroom contribute monetary donations as well as tangible items centered on their basket theme.

Funds generated by this event are allocated to Cornerstone’s Royals fund.

Tuition Assistance Program

This program offers qualifying families the opportunity to receive tuition assistance. Cornerstone’s tuition assistance committee reviews each application and may award an amount based on available funds.

The amount of assistance that is awarded depends on the individual family need and the available funds.

Royals Fund

Cornerstone’s Royals fund receives cash gifts and has been established to provide the opportunity for donors that prefer a non-designated approach to their contributions.


Cornerstone’s scholarship fund allows individuals, businesses, and organizations to establish a variety of scholarships to students. Donors may also contribute cash donations to any of our existing scholarships.

If you would like to inquire about establishing a Cornerstone scholarship, please call JoAnn Mathes, Development Director, at 815-895-8522.

Donate Online

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Cornerstone’s PayPal account is linked to each of the buttons below. Please click on the button of the area of CCA that you would like to donate to.

Donate to the Cornerstone Auction

Donate to Cornerstone’s Tuition Assistance Program

Donate to the Royals Fund

Donate to Cornerstone’s Scholarship Fund

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