The Fund for NC

The Class of 2018 will mark the 87th graduating class for Norfolk Catholic School/Sacred Heart Parish.  For more than 90 years, we have been building futures for our students and ensuring the highest quality education based on Gospel teachings.  In order to provide an affordable Catholic education, Norfolk Catholic can no longer rely solely on tuition and parish support.  The Fund for NC has been established as a direct and voluntary way for those who have been touched by the graces of a Catholic Education to help us continue to make an affordable, Christ-centered Catholic education possible - just as so many have done before us for generations.

How Your Gift Works

Gifts to The Fund for NC will help families afford tuition at Norfolk Catholic.

Financing Norfolk Catholic School involves:  Parish Giving, Tuition, Fundraisers (Spirit, Cadillac Stag, etc.) endowments, and “The Fund for NC”.  With the support of a growing number of Catholic parishioners, parents, and community donors, we strive to keep tuition affordable, however, costs to educate continue to rise. 

This year alone, Norfolk Catholic is granting more than $1,949,659 in scholarships to all of our students.

This financial scholarship is the difference between what it costs to educate a child and what we actually charge in tuition.

An Example:   
Cost to educate a student in grades 9-12 $7,950
Amount charged in tuition for a 9-12  $3,635

Rather than raise tuition to the level we need in order to cover our expenses, we are asking every one who has been touched by the graces of a Catholic education to make a gift annually to “The Fund for NC”.  Our goal is to raise $550,000 this next year which would completely balance our budget!!!  Maybe you are able to help cover the entire cost to educate a child.  Better yet, maybe you can cover MORE than one child!  Maybe your situation allows for you give monthly via auto-deduct. 

Every gift is encouraged – no matter how large or small!!!

Regardless of your situation, we are asking everyone to step forward and be counted with a gift to “The Fund for NC” in an amount comparable to how the Lord has blessed you.  No gift is too large or too small.  And none of us can ever out-give the giver – Jesus Christ.

How is this different from a Capital Campaign?

Capital Campaign funds pay for specific projects and initiatives.  Capital Campaigns run for a specific time period (3-5 years usually) with a specific project or goal that is identified.

The Fund for NC will be conducted EVERY YEAR with an Annual Report being printed each summer with all donors to the fund being listed.  Gifts to The Fund for NC will allow us to keep a Catholic Education affordable for all. 

For more information or to make a gift, contact the Norfolk Catholic Advancement Office at 402-371-9256 or click HERE to make a donation on-line immediately.