Our 2022 Thanksgiving Offering is now closed. Thank you for your incredible generosity — we raised $177,208.52!

Since 1998, Cornerstone has provided a robust, classical education in a safe, loving, Christ-centered community in Southeast D.C. for children from under-resourced families and neighborhoods. 

Through our 2022 Thanksgiving Offering, we seek to meet particular needs which will launch the first phase of Cornerstone’s long-term growth and facility improvement effort by purchasing two 15-passenger vans, and funding bathroom renovations throughout the school building. In a neighborhood where new development often does not serve the existing residents, Cornerstone is building to stay, building to grow, building to serve.

The Needs


Access to Meaningful Opportunities

Most extracurricular programming is offsite. To ensure that all students can access and participate, Cornerstone provides round-trip transportation to their off-site programs. Cornerstone needs two more 15-passenger vans to transport students to athletic and extracurricular programming, and field trips. 

Currently, their two vans drive back-and-forth multiple times from the school to off-site facilities to safely transport all children. With limited parent transportation during program hours, and high costs for rented vehicles—plus a growing student body—two additional vans would provide the ability, flexibility, and efficiency they need to give students access to meaningful opportunities. 


Caring for and Loving Students

Cornerstone rents their 1950s school building, and is actively working on a long-term lease agreement and multi-phase facility improvement project. Their current lease holds Cornerstone responsible for all interior repairs.

The highest-impact needed renovation? Bathrooms. Bathrooms are a daily experience for students; bathroom renovations are a means of caring for and loving the students through their space. Fresh and beautiful space communicates to the students that what is built is built for them. Our goal is to contribute to as many of their bathroom renovations as possible. 

Our Goal

Our goal is to purchase two 15-passenger vans, and to additionally bless Cornerstone with completing as many of their bathroom renovations as possible. Each van costs $50,000, each individual bathroom renovation will cost $40,000.

Our 2022 Thanksgiving Offering is now closed. Thank you for your gifts!