The Advancement Office welcomes parent volunteers who are willing to discuss the importance of the NEWMANfund and giving to the School with other parents. It’s a dynamic team of volunteers that is crucial to our fundraising efforts each year.
If you are interested in being a NEWMANfund Parent Volunteer, please contact Zach Frosch, Director of Annual Giving, at ZachFrosch@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6370
As a Newman parent, you are automatically a member of the Newman Parents Association (NPA). Funds raised from the NPA are donated back to the School each year. The NPA works to sponsor community building events and fundraisers. Parents are needed and encouraged to become involved in the planning, execution, and enjoyment of each event.
Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to Arts Support, Bingo and Basketball, Concessions, Desk Volunteers and N’Spiration! Please click here for a complete list of opportunities and here for the NPA Volunteer and Nomination Form.
The Green N White Club is dedicated to supporting all of Newman’s student-athletes and sports teams from Middle School through our Varsity and Junior Varsity programs. The membership drive begins in earnest each August when more information will be shared about membership levels, weekly updates, VSN streaming, and corporate sponsorship levels. Generally, sponsorship levels range from $400 to $5,000. Please email 2022-23 President Lamar Villere for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Lauren Haro, Director of Advancement Services and Constituent Relations at LaurenHaro@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6371.
The NEWMANfund is our most important annual fundraising effort. Each year, annual gifts cover the cost between tuition and expenses and elevate the education experience for all students at Newman. In order to sustain our high academic standards and continue to offer robust extracurricular activities, we rely on the continued generosity of our community – parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends. Unrestricted NEWMANfund gifts are the highest form of philanthropy and the most powerful gift a donor can make to Newman. Our giving year runs from July 1 to June 30, though parents are asked to consider giving early during our All in October campaign. Gifting designations can be found here.
Capital gifts support a specific program, initiative, building construction or extensive renovation project. These gifts can be single or multi-year commitments and address needs that are above and beyond what the operating budget covers. For more information please click here.
If you are interested in learning more about our campus plan and capital projects please contact Mary Hoffman, Director of Advancement, at MaryHoffman@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6425.
The Isidore Newman School Foundation is the School’s permanent investment account which provides income to the School and its programs in perpetuity. The School spends 5% of a 12 quarter rolling average on programs, people, and plant. Donors may make gifts to the general endowment or set up specific endowments for programmatic or scholarship support. Newman’s endowment is currently $35.6 million, with the majority benefitting financial aid and faculty. Newman awards over $2.8 million in financial aid to approximately 22% of the student body. The average scholarship is $11,600 annually.
Gifts can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Online gifts are also an easy and convenient way to give and can be made by using the NEWMANfund online giving form, found here. Gifts are also a meaningful way to honor special individuals such as teachers, coaches, administrators, or loved ones and can be made as a single gift or via recurring monthly payments.
Gifts can also be made in the form of grants from donor-advised funds. For more information, please consult your financial and tax advisor, as donors may enjoy tax benefits through gifts of this nature.
As an employee benefit, over 500 American corporations match their staff’s philanthropic contributions. Matching gifts allow you to double or triple your gift to Newman! Should your employer match gifts, please obtain a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out, and send it to Newman with your gift. Our Advancement Office will submit the form to the company’s matching gift department, which allows the matching gift check to be sent directly to Newman.
The Charles Keller III Society honors alumni, parents, grandparents, former parents, and friends of Newman who have expressed their commitment to the mission of the School by naming Newman as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Gifts may be made via a trust, annuity, IRA distributions, insurance policy, or, most commonly, a bequest. If you are interested in leaving a permanent legacy at Newman, please click here.
If you are interested in learning more about planned giving, please contact Mary Hoffman, Director of Advancement, at MaryHoffman@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6425.
Tuition and fees do not cover the entire operating budget each year. Annual giving, combined with income from the endowment and our auxiliary programs, covers this gap between tuition and expenses. When you give to the NEWMANfund you impact every Greenie on campus and provide flexible funding for the entire Newman educational experience.
Gifts of every size support our students, faculty, and staff during the current school year! Each gift provides for every division across campus. We ask you to make a gift in an amount that is most meaningful to your family. Again, each gift, no matter the amount, is an important reflection of your belief in the value of the mission of Newman and the educational experience of the School.
There is any array of options to financially support Newman. The NEWMANfund has several designations that are common gifting avenues and are listed here. Similarly, N’Spiration, Greenie Fest, and the Green and White Club all have sponsorship or membership opportunities available.
Gifts to the NEWMANfund are immediately put to use in funding priorities within the current school year budget. Gifts to capital projects and the endowments, currently through the Inspire campaign, are usually larger gifts that are typically spread over three to five year terms and fund long-term projects.
All donors are recognized annually in our Annual Report of Gifts available each fall. Those who have cumulatively given $1,903 or more to the NEWMANfund in a given yearare invited to our 1903 Scholars Circle Party the following fall. Similarly, those giving $10,000+ are invited to annual Heads Circle reception.
For those supporting the Inspire Campaign, multiple naming opportunities are available.