Fundraising

WHY WE FUNDRAISE

At BCS we fundraise to keep tuition affordable. We have budgeted $250,000 to raise in order to help needy families and to cover our budget. For this coming school year 2019-20, we are going to add this budgeted amount to our Capital Campaign of $2,000,000 making our total goal $2,250,000. Our BCS budget will be taken care of first, but all of our donations and fundraisers will be put toward this goal.

In addition, volunteering or participating in our fundraising blesses our students and families in so many ways. We invite you to participate!

Bradenton Christian School Fiscal Year runs August 1 – July 31.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about each fundraiser.

Fundraisers

Auction

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Join us for the BCS Auction and enjoy and evening of fun, fellowship, and paddle raising as we support BCS! Please contact Melanie Rosen at 941-792-5454 ext. 205 or mrosen@bcspanthers.org.

Annual Fund

This year our Annual Fund will join forces with our Capital Campaign, “LEVEL UP!” Our goal is raise our Annual Fund amount along with our Capital Campaign amount which totals $2,250,000.


Fishing Tournament

Calling all Fisherman, Fisherwomen, and Fisherkids! Grab your gear and get your boats ready for the 1st Annual BCS Inshore Grand Slam Fishing Tournament.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
(Rain date Saturday October 19, 2019)

Check In – 6:00 am to 6:50 am
Shotgun Start – 7:00 am
Fishing – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: TBA

Dinner and Awards – 6:00 pm to ???

More information on how to register and team information to follow in the next few weeks.

Please contact Melanie Rosen at 941-792-5454 ext. 205 or mrosen@bcspanthers.org if you would like to volunteer.



Gala

This is a wonderful evening of fellowship and raising funds for BCS. We will announce our speaker(s) soon and we are excited to share this evening with you.

The BCS Gala is a semi-formal dinner event held on campus in Wichers Auditorium. We have had an incredible history of Christian speakers including Oliver North, Tony Dungy, Truett Cathy, Ben Zobrist, Nik Walenda, Clint Hurdle. The evening lasts from about 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Our middle school Builders Club helps serve the dinner while we also have BCS students perform in some capacity. The evening is a lovely way to give guests a glimpse into the heart of BCS and it is a gateway for guests to donate to our school. This year our Gala is Friday, November 8, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

Contact: Heidi Sikkema hsikkema@bcspanthers.org or 941-792-5454 x 160


Giving Challenge

April 28-29, 2020

Last year we had our own internal Giving Challenge, but this school year the Patterson Foundation and the local Community Foundations are offering another official GIVING CHALLENGE! Over the past five years, BCS has raised over $400,000 from the official Giving Challenge and nearly half of this funding was “FREE MONEY” that was granted to BCS because of your participation. Our local Sarasota and Manatee County Foundations and the Patterson Foundation offer matching funds and grants during this 24 hour time period. Be ready to help BCS be on top again. Please contact Heidi Sikkema at hsikkema@bcspanthers.org or 941-792-5454 x 160.

Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Join in the fun and participate in the Bouwer Cup Golf Tournament to be held at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch. Mark your calendars now to golf or sponsor this event. Please contact Melanie Rosen at 941-792-5454 ext. 205 or mrosen@bcspanthers.org.

Otis Spunkmeyer and More

This fundraiser is more than just cookies. There are many other frozen foods, plus magazines, and an entire online store full of items. Please contact Melanie Rosen at 941-792-5454 x 205 or mrosen@bcspanthers.org for more information.

Kick-off: September 11-30, 2019. Final order day is September 30, 2019

Pick up day: November 20, 2019 . All items are picked up from BCS and students deliver to their customers.