Dutton Christian School Foundation

Dutton Christian depends on financial gifts over and above tuition to enhance our mission. The Dutton Christian School Foundation specifically keeps the cost of tuition down with annual contributions to the general fund.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Financial support of the Dutton Christian School Foundation keeps on giving since the principal is invested and your gift will always be there to generate dividends. The foundation had its beginning in 1993 with the passing of Mrs. Jean VanderVeen. All gifts given in memory of a loved one, unless otherwise designated, are invested into the Foundation. The return of investments given to the general fund in 2023-24 was $179,000. The Foundation encourages the Biblical principles of stewardship by providing a giving opportunity that provides the greatest possible tax advantage for individuals, families, and businesses. Gifts to the Foundation include cash, property, and stocks. All gifts are tax-deductible and provide long-term financial security for Dutton Christian School.

4 Reasons to Give from Your IRA

More and more supporters ages 70 1/2 and older give to Dutton Christian School directly from their individual retirement accounts. For those who qualify, IRA gifts offer a convenient, cost-effective and powerful way to further the important work of nurturing the heart of students with Biblical truth and equipping minds through academic excellence. 

You can give up to $100,000 per year as a single person or $200,000 per year as a married couple from separate IRA accounts. 

What makes a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA so appealing?

1. If you don’t need the income, your IRA administrator can write a check directly from your account to Dutton Christian School. It’s a simple way to meet all or part of your required minimum distributions and give in a meaningful way!

2. Charitable distributions reduce your taxable income. This is advantageous even if you don’t itemize deductions on your tax return. 

3. Gifts from your IRA can be used to fulfill any charitable giving pledges you have made. 

4. Any IRA distributions you make to charity will not be taxed. The entirety of your gift will go towards Dutton Christian School. 

Stock: the perfect year-end gift

If you are contemplating a year-end gift, consider giving appreciate stock to stretch the value and impact of your support. Not only will you further the important work of Dutton Christian School but you will also benefit from tremendous cost-savings!

When you donate stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year, you…

1. Give in a substantial way without restricting your cash flow. 

2. Receive a fair market value tax deduction at the time of your gift, and

3. Avoid taxes you would have owed on the sale. 

Giving stoc is the perfect, cost-effective way to close out a year of generosity. You’ll experience the peace of knowing you have accomplished the greatest good with your God-given resources. 


Why I became a monthly donor

We give monthly to Dutton Christian because we are so appreciative of the way the school teaches our children not just academics but how the teachers help strengthen our kids’ faith in Jesus Christ. We like to give to organizations that we believe in and to us it makes perfect sense to donate to the school our children attend. We also love that the website makes it easy to set up recurring payments.”
-Family with young children 


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If you would like free, professional, and confidential tax advice on quality planned giving and estate planning, contact the school or the Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040.

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Why Dutton Christian School

Hear what some of our parents have to say about their experience here.

20 Years & Counting

“In the Fall of 1985, the first of our 3 boys started Kindergarten. We were so impressed with the staff and the commitment of the parents sending their children to DCS. As years passed, we became very involved in the school which gave us an inside look at how the school was run. We loved DCS over all the years our boys were there (1985-1999).

Now, here we are 20+ years later, so grateful and blessed to have grandchildren at DCS. And guess what, it is STILL the great school it was many years ago! Thank you administrators and staff for staying faithful & true to the mission of Dutton Christian School! To God be the glory!”

-Pat Ringnalda

They're Amazing

“Teachers and staff are amazing! We love DCS and everything they have done for our kids!”

-Rachael Brinks

Great Community

“Such a great community. Thankful my children are being educated and nurtured in their faith at this great school.”

-Rebecca Helmus

Greatly Impacted My Life

“Dutton Christian School has greatly impacted my life. As a former student of DCS, I have experienced the amazing commitment to Christian Education from each of my teachers. They diligently walked alongside me to nurture not only my mind but also my spirit. In addition, as a parent of 3 children who attended preschool through 8th grade at Dutton Christian School, I have always felt that my children were valued by their teachers as a unique child of God. Furthermore, I have been blessed to be a teacher at Dutton Christian for over 11 years. As a teacher, I have experienced the loving support of the DCS community, a community deeply rooted in their faith. In many seasons of my life, Dutton Christian School has made a great difference and an eternal impact!”

-Kerri Nitz, 6th grade English and Language Arts teacher

I Have Created Great Friendships

“My experience at Dutton Christian has significantly impacted my life to live for Christ. The teachers genuinely care about students, and I have created great friendships. Biblical knowledge is incorporated through each class, and I will always remember the important life lessons that I have been taught by Dutton Christian.”

-Nicole V., DCS Student

We Were Welcomed With Open Arms

“Our children transferred in from a local public school and were welcomed with open arms. The staff is awesome, the location great, and incorporating faith based curriculum was an important consideration to our family. As uncomfortable as it was for our children to come into a new school, teachers and students reached out to them and us to make the transition as comfortable, seamless, and welcoming as possible.”

-Kevin James, DCS Parent

I Recommend Dutton Christian School

“I had a wonderful morning with 5th grade PE. Many adults could learn from these children who showed love, kindness, and support to each other. They showed love with one another as Jesus has taught us!”

-Cheryl Kaiser VanderMolen, DCS Parent

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10