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.
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 before Christmas and in June, at the end of each school year.
A gift to one of our eight scholarships is a gift to spur on a motivated NCS student. Each scholarship provides tuition assistance towards NCS tuition for a high school student or college tuition for a graduating senior or graduate, with the recipient having fulfilled purposeful requirements that speak to the spirit of that scholarship’s namesake.
Foreign and domestic service trips are often a transformational student event. A deeper faith and expanded worldview are just the beginning in the experience of serving in a different culture. 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.
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.
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.