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How You Can Help

Discover their potential.

Since 1996, Northstar Academy has helped students from a variety of backgrounds and with an array of needs to discover their true potential.

Make a Donation

Northstar does not receive any state or federal assistance — and we must cover the gap between tuition prices and the actual cost to educate each child. From our Lindamood-Bell Reading Program to ongoing technological advancements, we are able to continue providing our students an exceptional, customized education thanks to our donors’ ongoing generosity.  You can help us do even more for the lives and development of our students at Northstar Academy.  We are most grateful for your consideration.

Give Now: You can visit our secure Online Giving Form now to make a gift or a pledge payment online using your credit/debit card. If you would like to donate by mail please download this form and send your donation to:

Lindsay Lane Robinson, Director of Development
Northstar Academy
8055 Shrader Road
Richmond, Virginia 23294


Attend our Gala: Stay tuned for details about Northstar’s 2021 Gala Under the North Star — celebrating our 25th Anniversary! We’d love to see you there.


Supporting Northstar can provide a 65% Virginia State Tax Credit: 

Northstar Academy is an approved organization under the Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education (NAPE) and the Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credit Program (EISTC). These programs allow businesses and individuals to receive state tax credits of up to 65% of the donation. We receive a limited amount of NAPE credits each year and provide them on a first come basis. EISTC program credits are offered based on the number of qualifying students receiving scholarships each year.

Contact Lindsay Robinson to learn how to make a NAPE or EISTC tax credit gift today. Please consult your tax advisor before making a donation as we are not qualified to offer tax advice.


Make a Pledge: If you would like to give to Northstar in the future, please contact Christina Burner to receive and fill out a Pledge Form.


Matching Gifts: Did you know that many employers will double, or even triple, the value of your donation with a matching gift? Some companies will even match gifts made by your spouse or family members. Contact your Human Resources Department to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy.


Make a Gift of Stock: The gift of appreciated securities – stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value – can be an easy way of making your charitable dollars go further. To request stock transfer instructions, email Christina Burner.


Include Northstar Academy in your Estate Plans: Create a legacy and ensure Northstar’s future by making a planned gift through your will or other estate plans. If you have questions, or would like to inform Northstar of your intentions, call or email Christina Burner.


If you contribute to the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, you can direct your gift to Northstar Academy.


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Designate Northstar Academy as a beneficiary at the places you shop every day, like Kroger and Amazon.

The students, faculty and staff of Northstar Academy thank you for your generous support.

Please contact us with any questions.  We would love to hear from you!

Lindsay Lane Robinson
Director of Development
804-747-1003 ext. 1007

Christina Burner
Development Coordinator
804-747-1003 ext. 1010

Northstar Academy is a private, non-profit organization designated tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and does not discriminate.  Contributions to Northstar Academy are tax deductible as permitted by federal and state tax laws.