Norfolk Christian Annual Fund
Impacting Every Ambassador
The Annual Fund is Norfolk Christian’s most important funding source. While tuition revenue covers most of our operating expenses, the Annual Fund supplies the remaining finances needed to enrich learning environments, support faculty and staff, and provide resources for classrooms and programs across our three campuses. Gifts are put to immediate use to enhance our students’ educational experience both in and out of the classroom.
What the Annual Fund Covers
Gifts to our Annual Fund support Norfolk Christian’s commitment to providing an exceptional academic setting along with excellent co-curricular programming. Funding benefits every student and educator in myriad ways, with the primary focuses being supplemental classroom materials, athletic equipment, technology, fine arts resources, off-campus student activities, and ongoing professional development for our outstanding faculty.
Your generosity has an immediate impact on students and staff at every Norfolk Christian campus.
Ways to Give
Gifts to the Annual Fund may be made in person, online, or by mail. For more information on methods of giving, please email Rick Nikkel, Director of Advancement, or call 757.233.8448.
Cash or Check
Mail checks to:
Norfolk Christian Schools
255 Thole Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Attn: Rick Nikkel
Online by Credit Card
Give Online Here
Gifts of Stock
For information on gifting stock, please contact Rick Nikkel at 757.233.8448 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answering your Annual Fund Questions
How do I contribute?
The most common ways to make a gift are by donating online through the “Give” button on this page or mailing a check to the school.
Other tax-savvy options include donating shares of stock, giving from an IRA, or donating something of value, like a car, home, or jewelry. For more information on these methods of giving, please contact Rick Nikkel at 757.233.8448, or email email@example.com.
Is a small gift still helpful?
Absolutely! We praise God for every gift, no matter the size, and are honored to put gifts big and small to good use for our students.
When is the best time to give?
Our fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th each year and donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year.
Who gives to the Annual Fund?
Along with current families, we are blessed to have a dedicated community of alumni, alumni parents and grandparents, and friends of Norfolk Christian who contribute to the exceptional experience of our students.
Is the tax credit program part of the Annual Fund?
No. The tax credit program is administered through a local foundation. It provides a tax credit for contributions toward tuition scholarships for qualifying students based on income eligibility. If you are interested in lowering what you owe in Virginia state taxes while making an NCS education possible for a student, contact us for more details at 757.233.8448.
Do you have a corporate matching gift program?
Yes. Many companies will match your gift so that your impact is doubled!
Other Ways to Support Norfolk Christian
Capital Building and Projects
Tuition money is strictly held for annual operating expenses, so all building projects are funded through special capital campaigns. NCS has completed three capital campaigns since the 1990s, totaling over $25 million.
Norfolk Christian Scholarships
A gift to one of our eight scholarships provides tuition assistance towards NCS tuition for a high school student or college tuition for a graduating senior or graduate.
Virginia Tax Credit 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.
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.
Some gifts are made with a bit more planning; it might be a stock gift to reduce taxes or leaving a gift in a will, or possibly giving an asset such as land. Norfolk Christian can help guide you through these and other planned giving options.
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.
For more information on giving to Norfolk Christian, contact Rick Nikkel, Director of Advancement, at 757.233.8448, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for partnering with us to equip Ambassadors for Christ!