Vision21 is the most ambitious undertaking in the history of Harford Christian School.
- A completely renovated campus
- Environmentally-friendly designs
- Safety-conscious traffic patterns and ample parking
- Upgraded Primary Center, grades 1-4
- A new 5th through 12th grade building including:
- 14 state-of-the-art classrooms
- Computer, biology, physics/chemistry labs
- Special education classrooms
- Musical instruction studios
- Rehearsal rooms
- Performing arts auditorium
- Cafeteria and food preparation facilities
- Storage space for sports equipment, performing arts equipment and other educational needs
Phase 1 (complete) was an 18 month study which answered vital questions concerning actual needs and overall scope. The study resulted in the selection of engineering, architectural and construction firms. Civil engineers at the firm of Wilson Deegan & Associates began evaluating the 40-acre school campus in 2002. Daniel Cook & Associates (DCA) was then awarded the contract to produce drawings. DCA is a Utah architectural firm specializing in Christian School construction and has produced more than 100 educational facilities nationwide. Working with a wide array of suppliers and contractors, DCA is known for giving exceptional value on the dollar, making possible many Christian education projects while not shortchanging quality in the least.
Phase 2 (complete) prepared the site for building. Excavation, underground utilities, storm water management, traffic routing, parking easement, lighting, landscaping and environmental issues enabled the following phases to be initiated.
Phase 3 is where Vision21 takes shape and consists of five parts.
A. Phase 3A will include the shell of the new facility. The shell includes the building foundation, roof, finished exterior with protection against the elements and an interior floor plan for the educational, administrative and fine arts areas. Heating/cooling equipment will be installed to protect the new facility during the winter and summer. A full report defining this phase is available in the Vision21 Development Office.
B. Phase 3B will include the completion of the classrooms and offices of the new facility. In addition, equipment, technology and other furnishings will be acquired to ready the rooms for use by our faculty, students and other staff.
C. Phase 3C will include alterations to Whiteford Road (Route 136) in front of the HCS campus.
D. Phase 3D will include the completion of the performing arts center.
E. Phase 3E will include the completion of the new gymnasium.
Phase 4 will be our wrap-up and this phase will run concurrently throughout Phase 3. This Phase will put one-tenth of each dollar contributed into an endowment to fund ongoing maintenance of all the facilities once Vision21 is complete.
How can you help?
We are looking for people who want to invest in the lives of the young people in and around Harford County and who seek to bring glory to Jesus Christ. We have students from several counties in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Funding for Vision21 will be addressed in several ways. First and foremost, we are asking other Christians who value solid Christian education to stand with us and donate using a variety of charitable gifting techniques including:
- Cash contributions
Lump sum or amortized over a multi-year period
- Gifts of Appreciated Property or Securities
- Named Beneficiary of taxable interests
(Group Life Insurance, Annuities, Qualified Retirement Plans, etc.)
- Gift of Life Insurance
- Gifts of Real Estate
Combine with Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) to eliminate gains, create deductions and increase lifetime income
- Gifts of Residence (Rent, Equity)
Live there as long as you want w/current deduction
- Split Interest Gifts (Income, Principle)
Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Private Foundations or Donor-Advised Funds
Ongoing Family Involvement, Ongoing Benefit
- Bequests in Will
- Replacing Gifts in Your Estate
Exchange of tax-free for taxable dollars via Wealth Replacement Trust
- Replacing the taxation in Your Estate
Marital Trust Will
Gift of Unified Credit
Private Annuities (End-of-Life Estate Removal)
Additionally, we will be contacting local businesses to build partnerships and gain their support to continue the positive impact Harford Christian School students, families and staff members have on the community.
A grant writing task force will be contacting various foundations asking for monies to support specific areas.
During the building process, we will seek Gift-in-Kind donations from contractors working on the new facility.
At Evangelical Methodist Church and Harford Christian School, we greatly value your partnership and generosity in this vital ministry of Christian education. We pray that God will richly bless you for your consideration and generous support!
Please partner with us to further develop this ministry to our children, parents and everyone visiting the HCS campus. We are asking friends of the ministry to prayerfully consider a leading donation to this ministry. If you would like to help in any way or need more information please Contact Us.