Giving Societies

Newark Academy donors support a wide range of needs that are associated with delivering a superior independent school education. In an effort to recognize our supporters, NA has established three honorary giving societies that recognize the three main characteristics of giving among our parents, alumni and friends: loyalty, leadership, and legacy.

What are the Giving Societies?

List of 4 items.

  • 1774 Society - Legacy

    When an individual or family chooses to include Newark Academy in their estate planning for the future, they have become true partners in preserving the tradition of educational excellence for which Newark Academy is known. These donors are honored by through membership in the prestigious 1774 Society. Because a planned gift or an estate bequest typically benefits NA’s general endowment, the donor and his or her family are assured that their thoughtful gift will remain with NA forever, providing support for the school in perpetuity.
  • Ad Lumen Society - Leadership

    Ad Lumen” meaning “toward enlightenment” is Newark Academy’s motto. Members of the Ad Lumen Society exemplify this philosophy by providing leadership gifts that foster the intellectual, social and academic enlightenment of our students and their teachers. Gift membership levels in the Ad Lumen Society begin at $1,000 and feature recognition in the annual report of giving and an invitation to a unique appreciation event organized in honor of the Academy’s most loyal and generous donors.

    Ad Lumen Society Giving Levels
    • Head of School's Circle - $25,000 and up
    • Farrands' Circle - $10,000- $24,999
    • Cornerstone Circle - $5,000- $9,999
    • First Street Circle - $2,500- $4,999
    • Founder's Circle - $1,774- $2,499
    • Red and Black Circle- $1,000- $1,773
  • Cupola Society - Loyalty

    The Cupola Society is an ancillary gift club that recognizes donor loyalty to Newark Academy. A dedicated core of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends generously support NA each and every year. We are profoundly grateful for those donors whose steadfast support over five or more consecutive years has helped to sustain Newark Academy’s tradition of excellence.
  • Minuteman Club - Young Alumni Leaders

    • Alumni (Classes 2004-2010): Minimum gift of $500
      • A recurring monthly gift of $50 (over 10 months)
    • Alumni (Classes 2011-2014): Minimum gift of $250
      • A recurring monthly gift of $25 (over 10 months)
    • Alumni Classes (2015-2019): Minimum gift of $100
      • A recurring monthly gift of $10 (over 10 months)

Donald M. Austin, Head of School

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."