CHARITABLE GIVING AND THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT
On March 27, 2020, the House passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill is an estimated $2 trillion economic stimulus package intended to provide immediate relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and state and local governments.
Section 2204—Modifications for Charitable Giving
Within the CARES Act, the section 2204 provision allows Americans who support charitable organizations in 2020 an above-the-line deduction of $300 for cash contributions, whether or not they itemize their deductions. Further, for individuals, CARES suspends the 2020 cap of 60% of adjusted gross income limit for all charitable giving and increases it to 100%.
If you would like information about making a charitable contribution to Stratford Academy within the parameters of the CARES Act, please email Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence Never Rests Capital Campaign
After a long-range plan was developed in 2005, Stratford Academy embarked on the Excellence Never Rests capital campaign to address the facility needs identified. The primary areas of need were: larger and updated science classrooms, improved campus roads/safety/traffic patterns, updated athletic facilities for golf, weight training, football, and tennis, and improved space for lower school students and programs.
The campaign was named the Excellence Never Rests capital campaign to emphasize that in order for Stratford Academy to remain a leader in independent education that these needs must be met. The Phase I campaign goal of $6.6 million was met in 2011. Campus improvements included the addition of the Science Center for grades 6-12, improved traffic and campus safety with the completion of the loop road, and new and renovated athletic facilities for football, tennis, and golf.
The Phase II goal of $4.5 million was set in 2012. This portion of the campaign focused on the construction of a new lower school for students in grades 1-5, repurposing of the former lower school to become a student activities center, renovations to areas previously occupied by lower school programs for middle and upper school students, and the addition of a design/technology program in the upstairs of the library.
Stratford Academy is grateful to the hundreds of donors who charitably contributed during the decade of fundraising that took place for both phases of the Excellence Never Rests campaign. The school’s facilities not only meet the needs of today’s faculty and students, but position the school for growth in the future.
Excellence Never Rests capital campaign improvements include:
- Dr. John Paul Jones Field House – renovation/additions to football field house, including the Smisson Room, Tommy Robinson Weight Room, Cantrell-Johnston Varsity Locker Rooms (Oct. 2006)
- Maurice Barnett Golf Pavilion – construction of golf pavilion and practice facility (May 2007)
- Loop road (Aug. 2008)
- Jaime Kaplan Tennis Complex – relocation/construction of eight, lighted tennis courts and Lisa Fernandez Schlottman Field House, including Daniel Cohen Team Room (Feb. 2011)
- Stratford Science Center – construction of science center for grades 6-12, including nine lab/classrooms, six prep rooms, one “mega” lab, Stefanis Lecture Hall, Dorogy Resource Room, Eleanor McDavid Science Classroom (Aug. 2011)
- Cantrell Lower School – construction of new facilities, including 20 classrooms for grades 1-5, science, STEM, maker space, technology, counseling (Aug. 2016)
- Daws Student Activities Center – repurposing of former lower school for student activities center, including McAfee Fine Arts Suite, Charles Olson Lobby, John Paul Gaddy Gym, Summer Smisson Neel Girls Fitness Room, ASAP rooms, PE offices (Sept. 2017)
Stratford Academy is grateful to these individuals, who generously served as steering committee members on this campaign:
Ashley Copelan, Campaign Co-Chair
Robbo Hatcher ’82, Campaign Co-Chair
Angela and Jim Adams ’65
Buster Black ’62
Candy and Malcolm Burgess
Marjorie Carter ’87
Bill Fickling III ’74
Mary Ellen Grossnickle
Eric Hefner ’83
Dr. Zoe Jones ’67
Jaime Kaplan ’79
Gene Maddux ’72
Tom McAfee ’86
Cammie* and Thomas McCook
Kathleen Medlin ’88
Bill Monfort ’79
Mary Pat Monfort
Dr. Bill Shirley, Sr.*
Dr. Bob Veto
Julie and Tom McAfee ’86, Campaign Co-Chairs
Shannon and Stewart Vernon ’98, Campaign Co-Chairs
Jim Adams III ’87
Dr. Bill Argo ’72
Jeff Avant ’84
Martha Williams Berg ’70
Bill Buzzell ’70
Bill Fickling III ’74
Robbo Hatcher ’82
Angela Maddox Hicks ’76
Eric Hefner '83
Jaime Kaplan ’79
Chip Koplin ’82
Kathleen Cook Medlin ’88
Lori Landers Mitchell ’93
Courtney Forrester Swift ’98
Dr. Bob Veto
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If you would like to extend your support of Stratford Academy to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.
Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Stratford.