Donate to Nova
The GEM Program is an initiative of Nova Classical Academy’s annual Building Excellence campaign. The purpose of the GEM program is to make giving to Nova more manageable for families. If you are interested in giving to Nova on a monthly basis, please download and return in this GEM Form to have your donation deducted automatically from your account.
Give to the Max Day is held the second Thursday of November. On November 12, 2015, the Nova community donated $50,425 toward the improvement of Nova’s fields and outdoor spaces! The goal of GTMD is to donate online to meet a large, one-day fundraising goal—but giving can happen every day at GiveMN.org!
SweeTen is a week of focused giving the first week of April that typically includes a giving match and drawings for exciting prizes. The 2015 SweeTen campaign will help raise funds to improve Nova’s outdoor recess, PE, and athletics spaces.
Nova Classic Run (2K*5K*10K) each May is open to the Nova community and larger Twin Cities community. Come and celebrate Nova and good health. Business sponsorships and monetary donations are also welcome!
Target Red Card: If you shop at Target, there is an easy way for you to get a discount and help raise money for Nova Classical.Every time you use your Target REDcard to make purchases at Target stores or Target.com, you receive a 5% discount and Nova receives a 1% donation. Visit Target REDCard or call 1.800.316.6142 to sign up. Make sure to designate Nova Classical Academy as your preferred school so we can receive the donations (under zip code 55116).
Box Tops for Education are a quick, easy way to earn money for Nova, and those little coupons add up fast! Look for Box Tops of General Mills products. Send nicely cut box tops to school in envelopes marked “Box Tops. for Education.” Box Tops Flyer
If donating online is easier for you, you can do so securely using the website link above.
Donate by Mail
You can also download a single pledge card here and mail it to Nova!
Corporate Matching: Does Your Company Match Gifts?
Corporate Matching List
Before you make a donation, please take a moment to see if your employer has a program for matching your gifts. Many employers do, but it takes the initiative of the employee to get the information from the company and to submit the matching request. The above list of local businesses and organizations generously support the community and offer corporate matching. This is in no way a comprehensive list but is merely a starting point. If your company matches and is not on this list, please let us know. A corporate match is a quick and easy way to double your contribution to Nova. A few minutes of investigation can go a long way in helping the school double its donations!
How Do I Ask My Organization to Match a Gift?
Following is a sample template of steps to follow to secure a corporate matching gift based on a Nova parent’s experience with Wells Fargo
Go the company intranet/HR representative.
Search on “Educational Matching Gift.”
Find appropriate form. (Wells Fargo example)
Download the form and print it out.
Fill in the requested employee information.
Send your check and this form to Nova.
The Nova business manager will fill in the information. on the form requested of the school.
Nova will then send the form to address listed.
Your company will then send a check for the matching amount back to Nova.
These steps must be performed for each donation made by an employee to Nova.