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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.

Donate Now

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 send your donation to:

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

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Northstar Academy’s Annual Gala Celebration: After two years without the opportunity to celebrate in person, we are excited to bring back Northstar’s gala in March 2022. Details are soon to come, and we’d love to see you there.

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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 Lane 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.

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Remember or Honor Your Friends and Loved Ones: Use our secure Online Giving Form to make a donation to Northstar in honor or memory of your friends and family. Your gift will make a lasting impact on our students and faculty.

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

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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.

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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 Katie Lewis.

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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 Lindsay Robinson.

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

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Earn money while effortlessly supporting Northstar Academy Inc. with Giving Assistant! Shop, earn, and give. 1000s of participating retailers.

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

To add Northstar Academy at Kroger follow these steps:

  1. Visit KrogerCommunityRewards.com
  2. Sign in to your online account or create an account
  3. Search for Northstar Academy, Inc or use the number: WT948
  4. Save your changes and start shopping!

To add Northstar Academy to your Amazon account:

  1. Visit http://bit.ly/nsasmile and your purchases will directly benefit Northstar Academy. 
  2. Go to smile.amazon.com; search and select Northstar Academy, Inc and start shopping!
  3. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and Northstar Academy will benefit every time you shop!

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
lrobinson@northstaracademy.net

Maggie Latimer
Development Manager
804-747-1003 ext. 1039
mlatimer@northstaracademy.net

Katie Lewis
Development Operations Manager
804-747-1003 ext. 1010
klewis@northstaracademy.net


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.