Branson, MO — Legacy Academy, a classical Christian education school, raised $50,000 in a BINGO fundraiser to help families provide uniforms in the 2021- 2022 school year and to create a uniform scholarship fund. Using BINGO cards, participants earned money by performing curriculum-related tasks assigned a dollar amount. The fundraising effort was completed by the children attending Legacy Academy, their friends and families, and support from area businesses.
Dr. Tim Taylor, Secretary of the Board of Education and Headmaster at Legacy Academy, explained that a classical Christian education is rigorous and requires a concentrated focus on academics. To maintain this focus and limit distractions, Legacy decided to implement a uniform policy. “We are very serious about partnering with parents, and we didn’t want the financial burden of providing uniforms to be an obstacle for families,” Taylor said.
According to Taylor, the goal was to raise money to help parents purchase uniforms and to establish a scholarship fund to help future parents with financial needs. “We accomplished just that!” Taylor added.
The administration of Legacy Academy reached out to parents interested in forming a Uniform Fundraising Committee, and the response was overwhelming. “We are thrilled with the incredible success of this fundraiser. It really demonstrates the love and support our parents have for the school, and the community we have together” Kathryn Jones, Director at Legacy Academy said.
Jones continued to highlight the successful fundraiser:
- A total of $50,000 was raised.
- There was a 91% participation rate in the school.
- 49 out of the 58 children who participated have their uniforms paid for.
- A healthy scholarship fund was also created for families that need financial assistance to cover uniforms in the future.
“Thank you to everyone who has helped support our school as we work diligently to train Godly young men and women who will grow to lead and serve in our community. I am honored to be a part of the Legacy team,” Jones added.
Kristy Farris, Fundraiser Committee Chair, elaborated on the success of the school and community raising over $50,000 in 14 days. “I think we can all agree that God’s hands were all over this fundraiser. We are immensely grateful for all that Legacy represents as a growing, classical Christian school in our community!” Farris said.
Farris added that the fundraising committee was grateful to the business donations that helped this fundraiser as well. “What a fantastic area we live in, where Faith, Family, and Freedom, are truly lived every day! Thank you, Stonebridge Resort, Oakley Auto World, and Hogan Land Title, for your generous monetary support and for helping us #buildaLegacy!” she said. “A huge thank you also to these businesses that donated time, services, and products to our school: Branson Limousine & Executive Charter, The Track Family Fun Parks, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Reza Edge of Illusion Magic Show, Chick-fil-a Branson, Fritz’s Adventure, and Cakes n Cream 50’s Diner.”
On Friday, April 23, the entire school celebrated the success of the fundraiser with an assembly. The BINGO-themed fundraiser included unique incentives for the students as they continued their learning and raised funds for the school. Some of those incentives included getting to take their shoes off in class, silly stringing Dr. Taylor, and pieing their coaches.
Legacy Academy will add fifth grade next year (2021-2022) with a maximum class size of 18. There are openings available in Second, Third, and Fourth Grade. For more information on a classical Christian education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 417-336-2139, or visit legacybranson.com.
About Legacy Academy
Legacy Academy is a private, classical Christian school in Branson, MO. In the spring of 2016, a small group of parents approached FBC Branson Pastor Neil Franks with the idea of starting a private Christian school. Over the next several months, numerous conversations led to the birth of Legacy Christian Academy during the 2016-17 school year. Legacy started at the First Baptist Church of Branson with a kindergarten class comprised of 6 students. Having added one grade per year, today Legacy has 64 students in grades K-4. The Legacy Board of Education is committed to the continued expansion of Legacy through grade 12. Looking toward the future, our current fifth-grade class will be seniors during the 2028-29 school year, and the first graduation will take place in May 2029.
“Legacy Academy exists to develop mature Christ-followers to be poured out as salt and light onto the world. Through academic excellence rooted in the classical model, we strive to partner with parents to provide a Christ-centered education, dedicated to shaping students’ affections toward that which is true, good, and beautiful.”