The Crossway Foundation
Tuesday 24th October, 2023
Call to order 6.30 pm – Cecilia Armour
Present: Charity K, Tawana W, Bob K, Susan B, Becca D, Cecilia A
Absent: Shelley D, Lori K
Round the table and catch up with each other– Cecilia Armour
Introductions to Susan Borskowski, CPA with Borskowski CPA. Susan has agreed to be the Treasurer.
Review of Mission and Purpose of The Crossway Foundation – Cecilia Armour
Cecilia Armour restated the 3 purposes of:
Equality of access through scholarships
Bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating children at Crossway
Retain and recruit high-quality teachers and provide professional development and increased benefits.
Business of the Board:
Adopt the Minutes from the previous meeting.
TW proposed a motion to adopt last months minutes
BK seconded the motion
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted.
Update on the filing process
CA reported that the IRS EIN has been issued and the next step is to file through NC State then the solicitation license before we ask for the status of 501 c 3 given. CA stated that the NC State filing is trickier than the IRS filing. SB and CA will get on a call on 10.25.2023 to discuss how SB can help.
Update on finances - Bob Kunik
BK would like to connect with our families who work at BOA or Wachovia.
BK will then connect them with the respective bank's NP department.
BK to donate $3,500 to the Foundation for start-up costs and has a friend who will donate $1,500 to that cause also. SB informed us it is better to wait until approved before giving money.
Events - round-the-table discussion on solicitation opportunities
CA updated Board Members on how we can fundraise and how FLS does it with their wine event. CA then ran through the list below.
Significant event that already exists that would want to donate or take us on annually
Instagram page with Venmo link
Fall Fest sponsored by The Crossway Foundation
Marketing update - C Armour and B Dillard
BD stated that social media (FB, Instagram, LinkedIn, Foundation website)
CA discussed swag to be worn at family events
Expansion of our school
Where does that leave us, and how do we get there?
CA discussed all the ways Crossway Academy can grow ( numbers, through HS, purpose-built building, kiosks in other schools)
Promoting The Crossway Foundation
CA to allocate specific time each week to drive fundraising
Open bank account
Events from takeovers: can they include external families?
It was discussed, and for the short term, keep those events to CA families, expand to families and friends, and the general public. CK stated that we could invite music therapists, art therapists, etc for activities during the events. All agreed.
Agenda items for the next meeting:
CA proposed inviting the PSO or the President to the next Board meeting. All agreed
Next Board Meeting date
11.28.2023 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Google Meet
Close of business
CA closed the meeting at 7.28 pm
About The Crossway Foundation
The Crossway Foundation in Charlotte, NC, is dedicated to providing crucial financial support and resources to empower students with special needs, ensuring they have access to quality education through private schooling opportunities.
The Crossway Foundation
9111 Monroe Rd. STE 100
Charlotte, NC 28270