The Annual Fund is FWC’s most important yearly fundraising program. Every great independent school like FWC has an Annual Fund, covering the gap between tuition and the actual cost of offering a top-quality educational experience. The Annual Fund is not only a key source of funds, but it is also a proud tradition that enables Fort Worth Christian to provide students with excellence in the classrooms, on the playing fields, and through a host of programs and activities over and above that provided by tuition dollars.

The Annual Fund supports everything about an FWC education. While our students are experiencing a tremendous education, every year brings new opportunities and new challenges. Every year, gifts to the Annual Fund are put to immediate use, sustaining and enhancing all facets of the FWC experience. The following are just some of the areas in which your gifts have an impact:

1. Academic Programs
2. Athletics
3. Arts
4. Faculty Professional Development
5. Financial Aid
6. Technology Upgrades
7. Spiritual Life

Last year, Annual Fund gifts helped to secure the perimeter of our campus with a new automated gate system. The Annual Fund has also helped secure additional multi-purpose activity buses, increase our financial aid budget, and make technology upgrades including increased bandwidth providing high-quality internet services on campus for our students and staff.

By joining the Annual Fund, you are partnering with the school to provide resources to the area of greatest need based on our campus master plan, carefully identified urgent needs in our buildings and grounds, or in an area of necessity that might arise during the middle of the school year.
Every gift – regardless of size – is critical and makes a difference. Remember: the only gift too small is no gift at all!
When the leadership of FWC requests grants from generous foundations, one of the key indicators of their willingness to grant FWC a significant gift is the level of participation in our Annual Fund. The higher the percentage of giving from our parent constituency directly impacts the opportunity we have of securing additional grants. Your gift helps secure our place as an excellent, Christ-centered independent school and makes a bold statement about your commitment to our mission, our faculty, and the students they serve.
Did you know that your gift to the Annual Fund (unlike tuition) is tax-deductible? To the fullest extent of the law, gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible. While some may wish to split some of their gifts over two tax years (2019 and 2020), the earlier the funds are raised will enable us to begin utilizing the funds to enhance our campus.
Your Annual Fund gifts help us to further FWC’s vital mission – providing Christ-centered, college preparatory education; where every student is known, loved and valued, taught excellence in and out of the classroom, and empowered with a biblical worldview. Your gift ensures our students have the best foundation for a lifetime of faith, service, and leadership for Christ!


Randy Vaughn
Director of Advancement
rvaughn@fwc.org