Why Give to Stoa?
Stoa works hard to ensure that financial means are not a barrier to participation in these highly beneficial exercises in the development of future leaders. As such, we are primarily volunteer-driven and use donor support to fund the infrastructure of the Stoa organization. Stoa is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. You will receive a donation receipt for your tax-deductible contribution to Stoa.
To find out more about what Stoa is doing and what you support through your donations, check out our Annual Reports. If you think your business, school, or organization might be interested in becoming a Stoa Sponsor or donor, please take a look at our sponsorship and promotional opportunities. There are many ways to support Stoa students and families. Find out more below!
Donate to Stoa Online
Online distribution is handled through a secure account with Donorbox, a partner that helps us provide simple, secure, and inexpensive processing of online gifts. You can set up either recurring or one-time gifts through the payment method of your choice. Recurring gifts can be paused or edited at any time.
Through the end of 2023, our donation emphasis is on development of Digital Training Resources for our Stoa members. To provide the various types and professional quality we desire for our members, we need your financial help. Our goal is to raise $20,000 this year dedicated to this ‘Grow with Us’ project.
Stoa has four additional places you may consider when donating:
General Fund: This is the primary means of supporting the work of God through Stoa. We support Stoa operations, administration, planning, and staff.
NITOC: Support our Stoa national tournament by helping with our costs for golf carts, hospitality items, signage, and other expenses. Your donation offsets our expenses in making this an excellent celebration for our families, students, and community.
Stoa Academy: Your funds help offset our cost for the facility, printed products, and hospitality items so that we can continue to make this a fun learning experience for parents, coaches, and leaders.
Technology Update – Renovate to Innovate: This campaign focuses funds to update our current tournament software and technology. We can only do this through caring supporters like you who stand with us. Will you consider contributing to our ‘Renovate to Innovate’ campaign to improve our technology?
Donate to Stoa by Mail
If you would prefer to donate by check, simply make your check payable to “Stoa” and mail it to:
1509 K Street, #110
Modesto, CA 95354
Stoa is grateful for your generous support!
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36 (NASB®)
Become a Faithful Friend
“Investing in our youth” is a phrase you hear a lot in our media. Stoa is investing in youth every single day through our clubs, coaches and tournaments. To join us as a Faithful Friend, we ask that you prayerfully consider a small, monthly donation that supports Stoa and its students. How much is small? Consider:
Donate Your Time
Your time is valuable and we appreciate those who give their time to Stoa. Volunteers are the undergirding of our Stoa operation and strengthen our community. We are grateful to everyone who gives their time and talent to serve with excellence in committees, clubs, and tournaments. The efforts of our volunteers help Stoa grow and further its mission.
Click HERE to see Stoa’s tournament calendar. Find the tournament that fits your location and availability. It’s easy to sign-up by clicking the specific tournament link and select “Judge Registration” at the top of the page.
We are always looking for volunteers who love Stoa and want to serve. Please consider investing your time to serve on a committee or in your local club or tournament. You can learn more about our committees on page 3 of our 2022 Annual Report.
Interested in investing your time in Stoa? Complete this form and you will be contacted to discuss how you might serve on a national Stoa committee.
Pray for all of our Stoa families as they seek to honor our LORD as they homeschool. Pray for our Stoa leadership team that our communication will be timely and meaningful to our members. Pray that we will stay focused on utilizing speech and debate training to accomplish our mission.
Give as You Go
Kroger is a huge company with retail stores operating under various names all across the United States. Their Community Rewards program allows our Stoa families to do their regular grocery shopping, and Kroger will donate to Stoa based on our cumulative purchases. Washington and Oregon families can support Stoa by shopping at Fred Meyer and linking their Rewards Cards to the program. Invite your friends and family to support Stoa also! You can access your Fred Meyer account via your phone number or Rewards Card number. Linking is quick and easy!
To support Stoa, go to fredmeyer.com and select “Save” and then “Community Rewards”. Enter your information and search for Stoa with a Modesto, CA address. Stay tuned as we add more states each month!