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The Northlake Fund

Every gift makes a valuable impact on Northlake students.  There are many ways to make a gift to Northlake Christian School. 

The Northlake Fund

The Northlake Fund supports our people, programs, and facilities annually through the school’s budgeted expenses.  Because it encompasses a family of funds that sustains the essential elements of our school, The Northlake Fund allows you to direct your gift to your area of personal interest while immediately contributing to the daily life of our school.  Why do we ask for your generous donations in addition to tuition?  Because our students need more than an education, they need the people, programs, and campus that will equip them to find their purpose and God-given calling.  If we relied on tuition alone to fund everything that comprises a Northlake education, tuition would be unattainable for the majority of our families.  Your gift ensures Northlake’s ministry of integrating faith and learning.  

Gifts With An Immediate Impact

The Northlake Fund

The annual giving family of funds supports the faculty and students through the school’s operating budget.  Should direct contributions exceed a fund’s budgeted limit, the school’s administration reserves the right to direct the use of such contributions to the area of greatest need.


  • Faculty & Staff
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid


  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Ministry
  • Technology


  • Building & Grounds
  • Security

Area of Greatest Need



Chairman’s Society - $15,000+

Founder’s Circle - $10,000 - $14,999

Northlake Council - $5,000 - $9,999

Headmaster’s Council - $2,500 - $4,999

Wolverine Club - $1,000 - $2,499

Northlake Fellow - $500 - $999

Maroon & Gold Club - $200 - $499

Decade Club – Young alumni that graduated within the last decade and give $10 for every year since graduation.

  • Gifts are pledged over the course of July 1 – June 30
  • Gifts are 501(c)(3) tax-deductible donations


Gifts That Invest In The Future


Gifts to Northlake’s endowment ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the School.  Functioning much like a savings account, an endowment is a permanent fund from which only a percentage of earned income is used. The interest earned on the invested principal generates a perpetual stream of income to support Northlake’s mission. While the school’s annual operating expenses are funded by tuition and gifts to The Northlake Fund, an endowment

provides the long-term security to invest in faculty compensation, ministries, and enriched academic programs and initiatives.  It ensures our mission will be fulfilled for future generations of students and families.

There are two ways to give endowed funds.  Gifts of any amount can be given to Northlake’s general endowment or an existing endowment. Income will be used annually to support the aims of the fund. Or, an endowment fund can be established and named with a gift of $50,000 or more.

For more information about supporting the endowment, please contact Brandi Cavalier, Director of Development at 985-635-0509 or


Planned Giving

A planned gift is a gift to Northlake planned as part of your long-term estate and financial strategy.  There are numerous planned giving vehicles that provide practical options for safeguarding your financial security, realizing tax advantages, and ensuring the fiscal integrity of Northlake’s mission.  Anyone can make a planned gift.  Examples of gifts that don’t have to cost you anything today, but support Northlake’s mission in the future include naming Northlake as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or living trust
  • Qualified retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Donor-advised fund

The Northlake Legacy Society recognizes individuals and couples who have named Northlake Christian School in their estate plans.  Since most of these gifts will be realized after the donor’s lifetime, the purpose of The Northlake Legacy Society is to thank and recognize donors now for their intentions to leave a lasting legacy.  Please know that any information you provide regarding your plans will be kept confidential and that by permitting the school to publicly recognize your planned gift, you encourage others to follow your example.

Before naming Northlake in your will or considering another type of planned gift, consult with an attorney or financial advisor to explore the type of planned gift that is best for you and your family.  For more information about making a planned gift to Northlake, please contact Brandi Cavalier, Director of Development at 985-635-0509 or

Capital Giving
Capital gifts are larger gifts to meet Northlake’s facility and endowment needs that cannot be funded by tuition. These donations are typically for building projects or renovations but may include endowment as well.  Because these contributions are larger, they are payable over 3-5 years and are solicited as needed or in conjunction with a capital campaign.  For more information about donating to a capital improvement project or related endowment, please contact Brandi Cavalier, Director of Development at 985-635-0509 or