How Legacy, Inc. Began
Legacy, Inc. was founded by a small group of people with a heart for children and
their country. Convinced that Christian education could be the platform for
building a brighter future one child at a time, they began developing plans that
would enable children to attend private school despite economic challenges that
many families are now facing. In order to support as many children as possible,
the board of Legacy, Inc. gladly works on a volunteer basis, ensuring that almost
100% of all contributions go toward as many tuitions as possible.
The name of the organization was inspired by a desire of many to leave a legacy
during their lifetime. What better way to leave a lasting legacy than to help
children become all they were meant to be. To provide a way for these children to
be part of an atmosphere that encourages them to aspire and achieve greatness.
An atmosphere that still allows them to be children. For all of those who
participate in this mission, they are indeed leaving a wonderful legacy that will
continue to repeat itself for many years to come.
Legacy, Inc. Mission
Legacy, Inc. is a charitable organization that recognizes the importance of providing a safe, nurturing environment in which children can learn, participate in a spirit of patriotism, and grow in their Christian faith. It is Legacy’s mission to help as many children as possible share in this experience by providing tuition assistance.
Legacy, Inc. A 501(c)(3) Organization
All donations, monetary or other items, given to Legacy, Inc. are tax deductible. Legacy, Inc. accepts items (new or gently used brand name clothing, accessories, furniture, household items, new crafts and much more) for resale in our Ebay store, consignment shops, auctions, craft fairs and other events. Receipts are available for tax purposes. Our tax ID number is 27-0800962.
Support the Mission
Spread the word about Legacy, Inc. by inviting one of our board members or youth speakers to share Legacy’s mission with your church congregation or administration, women's or men's groups, bible study, or company board.
Scott Carter believes that every positive effort put forth into the youth of our country will make a brighter future for all of us. This is why Scott and his wife, Lisa, formed the Legacy, Inc. charitable organization in 2011. “When children are given the opportunity to learn in a safe, Godly environment the results are nothing short of amazing.” Scott is committed in giving our future generations the academic skills to succeed as well as provide a safe haven to be nurtured in the admonition of our Lord. Scott has run his own business for over 30 years and uses the many skills learned in the business world as he volunteers for Legacy. Scott believes if we don’t like the way things are going, don’t complain about it, do something about it. Being devoted to a quality education for our children is definitely taking action to hopefully provide a brighter future one child at a time.
Henry is a well known and well respected Statesman. During his legislative career, Henry served as the leader for the Legislative Prayer Group for 14 years, meeting every Wednesday morning during the Legislative Session. Prior to his distinguished Legislative service Henry served in area schools in many capacities; teacher, coach, principal, superintendent and school committee member. Henry also serves his community by filling in for Pastors when the need arises. In his “semi-retirement” Henry and his wife Mary are now dedicated to Legacy’s mission of providing a way for as many children as possible to attend private Christian School. “Our future depends on the quality of education our children receive”.
Lisa Carter has championed for Christian education for a number of years, consulting with various school board members on how to increase enrollment as well as fundraising. Using the skills acquired through her involvement with state and local governments she has committed herself to demonstrating her love for children, and her deep respect for the founding principles of this country, by creating ways that allow as many children as possible into a Christian educational setting. Several years ago, Lisa and her husband, Scott, decided that the best way to leave a lasting legacy is to invest time, energy and resources into the education of America’s children.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Legacy choose which families they will provide assistance for?
Legacy, Inc. ascribes to the principle individuals and families should first do all they are able to provide for their children's educational needs. Legacy, Inc. looks for those who are willing to do their part whether it is by making reduced tuition payments and/or volunteering in services that are needed by the schools.
What expectations does Legacy, Inc have for families that receive tuition assistance?
Families that accept Legacy, Inc. funding agree to do a number of things that make Legacy, Inc. a sustainable charity that is able to continue its quest to help children. Families agree to be a Legacy liaison with their church/school, they agree to promote Legacy events as well as volunteer in any number of ways.
Are my non-monetary items tax deductible?
Yes! Legacy, Inc. will provide a receipt for tax purposes that reflect merchandise that is donated for consignment or our ebay store.
How can I become a Business Sponsor?
Throughout the year Legacy, Inc. holds a number of fundraising fairs/events where merchandise that has been donated is sold. Many of our businesses use this as an opportunity to do the following:
- Donate items to make room for new inventory
- Donate services to bring in new clients/customers
- Enjoy the free advertising that takes place at the event
Are my business donations tax-deductible?
Yes, donations are tax-deductible! Legacy, Inc. provides receipts for tax purposes and publicly recognize businesses who are Legacy, Inc. supporters, unless that is not the businesses preference. Many businesses enjoy the free advertising that comes from their charitable donations.