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Maplewood Academy Donations

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Thank you for donating to Maplewood Academy. Your generous commitment allows us to continue providing a quality Seventh-day Adventist education to many students. Donations to Maplewood Academy are made through our PayPal account. You do not need to have a Paypal account to donate. On the next screen you can select 'Log In' or 'Pay with Debit or Credit Card' to donate. 

Please contact us if you need assistance. Thank you!

Caleb Long Memorial Scholarship 

While Caleb’s life on this earth was cut short, we await that great heavenly reunion and pray that it’s soon. In the meantime, we honor Caleb and commit to furthering his legacy by using this scholarship to invest in another generation of Maplewood students. May they be inspired by Caleb’s ambition, determination, and kindness and honor God with their lives as he did. 

Caleb Long

Worthy Student Fund

Empower students to receive a Christ-centered education by donating to the Worthy Student Fund. Nearly 60% of our students depend on this fund to attend Maplewood Academy. Currently, our budget for the Worthy Student Fund is just over $145,000. With your help, we can help more students fulfill our mission statement to grow, learn, and connect with Jesus. Support the Worthy Student Fund today and make a lasting impact on the lives of our students.

Maplewood Academy Campus

Maplewood Fund

Support a Christian education by donating to The Maplewood Fund. Your gifts provide essential resources for Maplewood Academy, including student housing and learning facilities. Currently, we are also in need of funds to repair our heating/cooling system in the administration offices, replace our elevator, and support our student work-study program. Join us in creating a beautiful and functional campus for our students and staff. Thank you for your generosity.

Maplewood Academy Boys dorm

Sports Programs

Help support Maplewood Academy's Christian sports program by donating to our upcoming soccer field upgrade, which includes adding new equipment and improving maintenance. Your donation will also help defray the cost of our sports teams, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer, by covering expenses such as uniforms, tournament fees, and travel costs. Invest in the future of our students and make a positive impact on their sports experience.

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Class Scholarships

Class Scholarships go towards the Worthy Student Fund. This is a fun way for alumni to give back to MWA as a class. Please note which class to acknowledge.

Example: Class of 1985

Maplewood Academy Alumni
Maplewood Academy Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign

Summer 2024

 

An update on the Maplewood Academy cafeteria campaign is long overdue. After being in Minnesota for a year, I’m only now beginning to feel like I am getting a solid picture of the reality we are facing. I have been told that when the campaign started nearly seven years ago, the amount needed to build a new building was estimated to be in the neighborhood of $2 million. Nearly that amount was raised when the pandemic hit and stopped everything except inflation.

 

By the time the pandemic was over, and a firm estimate was obtained based on actual drawings, the price of a new building had increased to $5.3 million. Costs are only going up over time, so at the last price check, building a new cafeteria will require about $4 million more than we currently have on hand.

 

So we are left with the dilemma of how best to move forward. The imaginable options are:

 

  1. While trying to outpace inflation, continue trying to raise another $4 million+ for a new building according to the current design.

  2. Use a cheaper construction method and try to reduce the amount needed slightly to build a new facility.

  3. Completely remodel the current building. (Probably a similar cost to constructing a new building but we could do it in smaller stages.)

  4. Re-envision the project as a community wellness center that includes a cafeteria open to the public, plus other community-used features like exercise room, pickleball courts, etc. (This would increase the price, but an evangelistic/mission vision for the community could potentially bring in new donors.)

  5. Make necessary repairs to the current building and continue using it. (Estimate still needed.)

  6. Perhaps there are other options we have not yet considered?

 

That is where the situation currently stands. The Maplewood Academy board continues to discuss the possibilities at each meeting, recognizing that we cannot continue as we have been. For example, during all the rain we have had recently, the building flooded heavily. Not from the roof, which has been fixed, but from one side where water came through the wall.

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these challenges. For those who have already donated, please rest assured those gifts are being held in trust for when we are ready to make the next step forward. If you’re interested in donating, please visit maplewoodacademy.org/donations and choose the Capital Campaign option.

 

In the meantime, if you have any creative ideas about how we can resolve this ongoing challenge, please reach out to me at president@mnsda.com.

 

Blessings, Jeff Scoggins

Maplewood Academy Board Chair

Other Ways to Help

Make a donation to a special project or need. Please specify where you would like your donation to go.

Make the Most of Your Gift by Taking Advantage of New Tax Laws:

  • Fund a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Unitrust

    • ​This strategy may provide annual income to you or a designee, income tax savings, capital gains savings, and allow you to support Maplewood Academy in the way that matters most to you.

  • ​Make an Outright Gift of an Appreciated Asset to Charity

    • This strategy may provide income tax and capital gains tax savings and allow you to support Maplewood Academy in a personally meaningful manner. This strategy even provides tax benefits to non-itemizers.

  • Give from Pre-Tax Assets by Making an IRA Rollover Gift

    • If you are 70½ or older, this strategy allows you to give up to $100,000 directly from your IRA rather than take the required minimum distribution. You will not receive a charitable deduction but will avoid paying tax on the distribution. This strategy works for both itemizers and non-itemizers.​

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