Donor Recognition

Every Gift Matters

Philanthropy, at all levels and from all members of our community provides vital support for Newark Academy’s  mission, vision and values. We are proud to recognize and appreciate each and every NA supporter through several recognition societies. These donor groups celebrate your spirit of generosity, your loyalty, your leadership and your intention to leave a legacy for Newark Academy's future.

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  • Ad Lumen Society - Leadership

    The Ad Lumen Society honors Newark Academy’s most loyal and generous donors of $1,774 or more in each fiscal year. Members of the Ad Lumen Society are recognized in the Report on Giving and invited to our annual appreciation event.

    Members of the Ad Lumen Society exemplify the motto of “Ad Lumen” – which means “toward enlightenment” – through their leadership gifts that foster the intellectual, social and academic enlightenment of Newark Academy students and their teachers.

    Newark Academy continues to move forward thanks to its visionary leadership and dedicated supporters. A robust NA experience is made possible only by the loyalty and generosity of our donors.

    Gift levels for the Ad Lumen Society are: 

    Head of School’s Circle - $25,000 and up
    Farrand’s Circle - $10,000- $24,999
    Cornerstone Circle - $5,000- $9,999
    First Street Circle - $2,500- $4,999
    Founders’ Circle - $1,774- $2,499
  • Cupola Society - Loyalty

    The Cupola Society recognizes loyal giving, of any amount, to Newark Academy. A dedicated core of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends who generously make a gift to NA year after year. We are profoundly grateful for those donors whose steadfast support over five or more consecutive years has helped sustain Newark Academy’s tradition of excellence.
  • Minuteman Club - Young Alumni Leaders

    A Minuteman was selfless, proud, thoughtful and ready to serve for a cause that was close to his or her heart. A Newark Academy Minuteman holds these same qualities and carries them into all aspects of life. The Minuteman Club is for Young Alumni Leaders of Newark Academy. Members show their NA pride by leading the way in supporting the Newark Academy Fund. Minuteman Club members receive featured recognition in the Annual Report on Giving. Those who give $500 or more receive an invitation to a unique appreciation event organized in honor of the Academy’s most loyal and generous donors.

    Recognizing leading donors among our young alumni

    • Alumni 1-5 years out (Classes 2019-2023): Minimum gift of $100+ or a monthly gift of $8.50
    • Alumni 6-10 years out (Classes 2012-2018): Minimum gift of $250+ or a monthly gift of $21
    • Alumni Classes 11-15 years out (2009-2013): Minimum gift of $500+ or a monthly gift of $42
  • NA Sustainer

    Our NA Sustainers program is a great way to make a significant annual contribution through monthly installments. It’s simple, secure, convenient, and environmentally responsible. Most important, recurring gifts through the NA Sustainers program ensure a steady source of support for Newark Academy and all the ways it delivers an exceptional educational experience.

    Donors of recurring gifts can be members of the Ad Lumen Society, NA’s leadership gift club, with a total gift of $1,774 or more to the Newark Academy Fund In fact, many of our donors find that setting up a recurring gift is the most manageable way to reach that level of recognition.

    Become an NA Sustainer
  • 1774 Society - Legacy

    Recognizing those who create a legacy for NA individual and families who choose to make a planned or deferred gift are true partners in preserving the tradition of educational excellence for which Newark Academy is known. These donors are honored through membership in the prestigious 1774 Society. Given that planned gifts, such as a bequest via will or life insurance beneficiary, is typically directed to NA’s general endowment, the donor and his or her family are assured that their gift will remain with NA forever, providing support for the school in perpetuity.

    Join the 1774 Society
“Each contribution to NA is deeply appreciated and every effort is made to ensure that the support provided by our donors is used in a manner that furthers the mission of our school.”
–Donald M. Austin, Head of School
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