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Advancement News: Why isn't HMS listed in the LCCF's ExtraOrdinary Give program? 


Many HMS parents have asked us about special opportunities for HMS giving through the Lancaster County Community Foundation's (LCCF's) ExtraOrdinary Give program. We have researched this option for HMS and the criteria to participate include a level of financial reporting not currently required by the PA Bureau of Charities for Christian schools. Meeting that criteria would be costly for HMS at this time. 

The HMS Board of Trustees ensures that a compiled financial statement is completed annually by the independent accounting firm, Simon Lever, LLC, in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Our assessment is that our participation in the LCCF program would not necessarily offset the additional costs incurred in meeting this criteria and therefore we will not be listed as a charity through that program. 

We still encourage you to remember HMS along with your church and other charities that matter to you and your family as you prayerfully consider year-end giving. Gifts directed to Hinkletown Mennonite School, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible and thoughtfully applied every day of the year.