Annual Giving

Annual Giving Fund

Shape Lives. Grow Leaders Fund.

To shape more lives and grow more leaders, each fall we launch the start of our annual fundraising campaign newly branded: Shape Lives Grow Leaders Fund

This school year it will take $2.1 million in financial contributions to fully fund the NLA mission — A mission that focuses on helping every student prepare to make their own personal impact as a Christ-centered leader.

Several generous NLA families have provided a match for any size contribution to the Shape Lives, Grow Leaders Fund!

$100,000 is waiting to be unlocked!

Your financial contribution helps ALL student have the tools they need in their classrooms and after-school activities. Please join us in giving today.

4 Ways to Give

Text ShapeNLA
to 41-444

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Send a check in the mail.



The Annual Giving Campaign raises funds for...

Did you know that 1 in 4 NLA students receive variable tuition? Your annual gift helps those students who need a little help to attend the academy.

Part of this fundraising effort is so that we can continue to provide Variable Tuition to families for whom a private, Christian education is too much to afford. These families understand how important it is to send their children to a school where Jesus is the guiding focus, but their economic reality means they can’t give their kids this opportunity without help. That’s where our Variable Tuition kicks in and makes up the difference.

STEAM education is best defined as Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.  We want students to learn contextually, where subjects overlap, and the learning structure is adaptable for personalized development.

When the 15% Innovation Portfolio (15% IP) program launched, the science and math teachers at the Academy knew that coding and engineering jobs were growing at a rapid pace and that their students needed to be prepared to enter these exploding fields of study.

Your generous gift elevates every student’s experience in a way that transforms their lives for eternity. We want an EXTRAORDINARY STEAM student experience.

Faith and Spiritual Development for each student is at the very heart of the mission of New Life Academy. Guest speakers, special projects, outreach opportunities, student leadership development and chapel offerings are yet another mission-appropriate way for you to support the Academy

Theatre, Music and Visual Arts are a critical and essential part of the education of every young person. Your gift to the Better Together Annual Giving Campaign will support the visual arts, drama, and choir programs. Our goal is to enhance which student’s ability to discover their God-given artistic abilities, self-confidence, and creative expression.

The value of athletics at NLA is significant and cannot be overlooked. On average, 78 percent of students in grades 6-12 participate in organized sports. Our athletics program stresses personal and team excellence for athletes. It has a profound impact on our students, the school culture, as well as our community.

Athletics is powerful and transcendent. It can bridge gaps, bring people together, teach some of life’s most valuable lessons, provide opportunities for leadership, and gives many participants unbelievable, life-altering understanding of competition, perseverance, discipline, and commitment.

Your gift to the Better Together Annual Giving Campaign provides much-needed equipment to student-athletes.

The Academy strives to recruit and retain a diverse faculty who teach to the highest standards, are passionate about educating your children and are excellent Christian role models. Your gift to the Faculty Development fund provides opportunities for professional growth and development.



If you need information about giving, or simply want to learn more about our mission, contact:

Emily Dedo
Annual Giving Manager
(651) 757-4167

Annie Berndt
Events Manager
(651) 757-4314

Give the lasting gift of a New Life Academy education.

Your gift makes a difference in the lives of students every day. Because of you we are able to enhance our current programs, access additional educational resources and extend a Christian education to families who otherwise may not be able to afford it. Thank you!