Supporting the Norfolk Christian Mission
Shape Our Students’ Futures
Norfolk Christian was built through the generosity of many who support our mission to equip students spiritually, intellectually and physically to love God and serve Him as His ambassadors. When you make a gift to Norfolk Christian Schools, you help our students grow in truth and be prepared to impact the world for Christ wherever He leads them.
Our Highest Priority – the Annual Fund
As April begins, we are $193,100 from meeting our 2020-2021 goal of $675,000 for this year’s Annual Fund. We are thrilled to have been in-person and on-campus for every student, every day since August 26, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. Achieving our goal means finishing this unprecedented year strong for faculty, staff, and students at all three campuses.
Your gift is more important than ever; we are deeply grateful for your partnership in funding the Norfolk Christian mission.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT NORFOLK CHRISTIAN?
The cost to educate a student at Norfolk Christian is actually more than the amount we charge for tuition. In order to keep class sizes smaller while trying hard to keep tuition cost attainable, NCS raises a portion of the annual operating budget from fundraising sources outside of tuition and fees. This is referred to as the Annual Fund and is used for classroom materials, technology, field trips, teacher development and many other basic daily expenses that contribute to the educational experience of every student at every campus.
CAPITAL BUILDING AND PROJECTS
Norfolk Christian has conducted three major capital campaigns since the mid 1990s totaling over twenty-five million dollars in giving for major facilities projects. Tuition money has always been strictly held for expenses within the annual operating budget; therefore all building construction, whether new or renovation, is funded through these special campaigns with donations provided apart from other annual giving funds. The most recent capital campaign was completed in 2018 and provided Norfolk Christian’s first-ever outdoor athletic facility as well as a strength and conditioning center and other capital improvements.
WORTHY SERVANTS FUND
This fund was originally created by parents to honor Norfolk Christian’s teachers and staff with a bonus twice each year. Worthy Servant bonuses are given to all staff and faculty before Christmas and in June, at the end of each school year.
A gift to one of our eight scholarships spurs on a motivated NCS student. Each provides tuition assistance towards NCS tuition for a high school student or college tuition for a graduating senior or graduate, with the recipient meeting requirements that speak to the spirit of that scholarship’s namesake.
Foreign and domestic service trips are often a transformational student event. When you support this fund, you give students an opportunity to grow in leadership, expand their faith, and be reached by God in new ways. Your gift may be designated towards the general Missions Fund, a particular trip, or a specific student whom you wish to support.
If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA (or $200,000 for couples) to Norfolk Christian and receive significant tax benefits in return.
GIVING APPRECIATED STOCK
If you have appreciated stock or other securities you’ve owned for at least a year, you can receive a double tax benefit by donating this stock to Norfolk Christian.
THE VIRGINIA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM
In partnership with a local foundation, any person or business can significantly reduce their Virginia tax liability with a 65% tax credit, while at the same time funding scholarships for students who qualify for need-based assistance.
OTHER GIFTS THAT REDUCE TAXES
You may be able to increase your potential impact—and experience significant tax savings—by giving stock, real estate or other non-cash assets to Norfolk Christian.