Tuition covers the basic operating expenses of our school. Donations to The Knights Annual Fund make it possible to do those things "above and beyond" which are critical to TKA's mission and excellence - and are tax-deductible!

planned giving

What is Planned Giving?

Planned Giving is about preparing a gift for the future from which you also receive a financial benefit. Planned gifts, unlike cash donations, are typically made from assets in your estate, which means your disposable income is unaffected. These gifts often require help from your professional advisors as well as some advance planning.


The King’s Academy Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund

The TKA Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund was established in 2020 to support TKA students through financial aid.  An endowment fund is the restricted capital that provides a permanent source of income for TKA. Every dollar contributed to the endowment is professionally managed, with the annual interest generated directly funding tuition assistance. Giving to the endowment means that your gift will support the school and its students in perpetuity – not just this year, but every year into the future.

TKA founders wanted the school to be available to all interested and qualified students regardless of socioeconomic status. Currently, TKA offers nearly $1.0 million in financial aid to 200 students.  Endowments provide much-needed funding for families who might not otherwise be able to afford a TKA college-preparatory Christian education.  We continue our fundraising efforts towards “endowing our future” as we work to successfully achieve the $25 million goal of the Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund.

Question about establishing your named general endowment or contributing to the general endowment at any giving level, please contact Ms. Josephine Loy, Director Annual Fund & Alumni Relations, 408.481.9900 x 4245.


 You can name TKA as the direct beneficiary of specific assets, or a portion of your estate, or of your residual estate after payment of other bequests. Bequests to the school are entirely free from federal estate tax and can, therefore, offer substantial estate tax savings. There is no limit on the amount you can leave to TKA through your will.

If you wish to include TKA in your will or living trust, please use the following language after stating the nature of the gift:

TKA, a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, with a current address of 562 Britton Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3841, and a federal tax identification number of 77-0287771.

There is no limit on the amount you can leave to TKA through a retirement plan beneficiary designation.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities are a simple way to give money to the school, receive a guaranteed income for life and take an immediate tax deduction

Charitable Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

With the typical charitable remainder trust, long-term appreciated securities are donated to a trust for the ultimate benefit of the school.

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)

With the typical charitable lead trust, donors transfer assets into the trust for the life or lives of individuals or for a term of years with the TKA named as the income beneficiary.

Life Insurance

You can name the TKA as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy. You can assign TKA as the owner of a no longer needed paid-up or partially paid policy. You may also take out a new policy with TKA as the owner.

Real Estate Gifts

Donations of real estate may be done through a bequest in a will or living trust. There is also a gift of remainder interest in a personal residence (Life Estate Remainder). With this gift, the donor irrevocably transfers ownership of a personal residence to charity, retaining the right to live in or otherwise use property during the donor's lifetime. This gift creates an income tax deduction for the present value of the calculated remainder gift to charity. Deduction can be carried forward to future years if necessary. This type of gift allows the donor to take the personal residence out of their taxable estate while still residing in it.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary

You can name TKA as a partial or total beneficiary of your Retirement Plan. You can name TKA as a partial or total beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), pension plan, employer retirement plan. This type of gift to TKA is distributed outside of probate and is entirely free of both federal estate tax and income tax. There is no limit on the amount you can leave to TKA through a retirement plan beneficiary designation.

For further information about these and other ways to donate to The King's Academy, contact Josephine Loy, Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations at (408) 481-9900 x4245.

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