Frequently Asked Questions
Why the Campaign?
Increasing enrollment has increased the need for student financial assistance. Sunnydale Adventist Academy has increased enrollment from 86 students to 140+ students in the last 15 years.
Over the last 10 years the percentage of students needing assistance has increased.
Funding the need for student assistance in advance will add stability to the budget process.
Having an adequate student assistance fund allows Sunnydale to fulfill its mission of reaching the maximum number of young people for Christ.
*See the Campaign Introduction videos for more information.
What is the goal of the Campaign?
The goal of the Campaign is to insure that every student that wants to be at Sunnydale can be regardless of family financial standing.
Students are getting a free ride: Not so. Every family’s resources and payment capability are reviewed and a payment plan is set up as a part of the application process.
Students no longer work: Not so. Students are taught values of work through classes and experiences. The cafeteria, dorms, grounds, maintenance, teachers and office still teach skills through experiences and practicums. Work practicums and experiences are incorporated as part of the academic curriculum. All dorm students participate in cafeteria cleanup and dorm cleanup activities.
How are the Campaign funds tracked and used?
Strict accounting procedures are maintained. Monies that come in are placed in a fund restricted for student assistance. For every dollar released from that restricted fund there will be and must be a dollar applied to a student account.
How is the information about this Campaign being presented to potential donors?
Letters, emails, phone calls and personal visits are being made. A series of Campaign videos have been prepared. These videos have been sent to all Iowa-Missouri Conference churches. They are also being sent to many donors that reside outside our local conference by mailed DVD and email. They are also available for viewing on the home page and on the Sunnydale’s YouTube channel.
How do I give to the Student Assistance Scholarship Campaign?
Payment may be made by check, credit/debit card or electronic check.
Send your checks to Sunnydale Academy at 6818 Audrain Rd 9139, Centralia, MO 65240
Go to to Give a Gift.
Gifts may be one time gifts or set up as automatically reoccurring gifts.
Will I receive a tax deductible receipt?
Yes. Each gift will receive and acknowledgement by a thank you card or letter and a receipt.
I’ve not been contacted or I have questions?
Please or email call/email one of the campaign contacts:
Dean Coridan Board Chair 515-223-1197 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Russell Principal 573-682-2164 ext 201 email@example.com
Bette Patterson VP of Finance 573-682-2164 ext 203 firstname.lastname@example.org