Annual Giving

Annual Giving


Why does Nantucket Lighthouse School have an annual giving campaign?
Through the generosity of our donors, we continue to grow like our students. Nantucket Lighthouse School's Annual Appeal Fund provides essential support to the school's operating budget. Like all independent schools in the U.S., NLS relies on gifts to contribute to the operational gap - the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Lighthouse education. The alternative, raising the tuition, would make education at Nantucket Lighthouse School prohibitive to many families.

Does my gift really make a difference?
In such a small school, each and every gift has a direct impact. The participation of every family is a measure of confidence in this amazing school and a show of gratitude for what NLS is offering to our children.

What does my gift help support?
Our fiscal calendar runs from July 1 to June 30, and your annual gifts have an immediate impact on the experience of our children. Your participation is crucial to sustaining our programming and faculty, awarding financial aid, and contributing to the maintenance of our schoolhouse. The Annual Appeal Fund bridges the gap between our true operating expenses and the revenue from tuition for this year’s budget.​

Is my annual fund gift tax deductible?
Nantucket Lighthouse School is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution.

2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

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Your Annual Appeal Fund gift makes possible a much needed educational choice on Nantucket.