The Academy Fund

The Academy Fund, Norfolk Academy's annual giving program, is the school’s top fundraising priority. When you give to The Academy Fund, you make an immediate connection to the students, faculty, and vibrant educational programs that distinguish the school. Our students are engaged in the world around them, challenged to think creatively, and committed to personal honor. Your gift signals your confidence in our mission and inspires us to be even stronger.

Leadership Gifts

Leadership annual gifts of $2,500 and above to The Academy Fund enable Norfolk Academy to support student financial aid, faculty development, new academic initiatives, and more.  Donors who contribute at this level are invited to the annual President's Dinner for Leadership Giving each October.

Direct Your Gift

List of 11 items.

  • Area of Greatest Need

    Unrestricted support provides for the full program.
  • Arts

    Gifts support theater productions, visiting artists, musical instruments, costume and set design, and community partnerships with the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Arts Festival.
  • Athletics

    Gifts provide funding for the Lower and Middle School physical education programs, along with equipment, uniforms, field maintenance, and travel for all athletic teams.
  • Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy

    Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy is a tuition-free summer enrichment program for Norfolk Public middle school students who aspire to go to college. Annual gifts sustain the program.
  • Community Service

    Annual Support provides funding for all Community Service Programs, clubs, and activities in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
  • Faculty Development

    Gifts provide opportunities for continued professional growth and development for all faculty members.
  • Financial Aid

    Annual gifts provide financial assistance to students whose families demonstrate need and would otherwise not be able to attend Norfolk Academy.
  • Green Initiatives

    Annual support provides funding for Norfolk Academy’s increasing interest in establishing standards and procedures for environmentally responsible practices.
  • International Programs

    Norfolk Academy maintains its own exchange programs with Germany and France and is also a member school of the School Year Abroad consortium where qualified students may study abroad for up to a year in France, Spain, Italy, India, and China. Annual support helps fund each of these programs.
  • Student Leadership Programs

    Norfolk Academy develops leaders in and out of the classroom, through student government, clubs, and as team captains.
    • Over 50 clubs in the Middle and Upper Schools offer leadership opportunities for students.
    • Team captains have special speakers and training to help grow their abilities to motivate and lead their sports teams.
    • Student government representatives from each Lower School classroom meet and share ideas for community service and school improvements.
  • Technology and Innovation

    Annual Support provides funding for Norfolk Academy teachers to facilitate student learning through innovative, challenging, and inspiring instructional practices using state of the art technology such as campus-wide smart boards.

Giving Levels

Charter Circle  $50,000 or more
Honor Circle $25,000 - $49,999
Trustees’ Circle $10,000 - $24,999
Cum Laude Circle $5,000 - $9,999
President's Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Headmaster's Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Varsity Circle $500 - $999
Bulldog Circle $250 - $499

* Academy Fund gifts of $2,500 and greater are recognized as Leadership gifts. Leadership donors are recognized and celebrated at the President’s Dinner each year.