You can support Newark School of the Arts by making a financial contribution in your name or in memory of a loved one, in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.
In-kind donations are another way to support NSA. Musical instruments, sheet music, equipment and art supplies as well as other equipment are needed and frees up general operating funds so that they can be used to support the School's programs.
Contributions are tax-deductible and allow the School to provide high-quality arts education in music, dance, drama and visual arts, as well as performance opportunities for the community. Your contribution will allow access to these programs for many more individuals through subsidy (the difference between overall tuition and running our programs), financial aid for students with verified proof of need, and scholarship support for students with demonstrated talent. NSA programs are dependent on the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Even a small contribution will help.
Please send your check to the attention of the Development Director at NSA, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102, or click here.
Many companies match an employee donation to a non-profit organization with a corporate donation of twice and sometimes three times the same amount. If your gift is eligible for a match, you may request a matching gift form from your employer's Human Resources Department. You will need to complete your portion of the Matching Gift form, sign it and send it with a gift.
Bequests and Planned Giving
You can name Newark School of the Arts as a beneficiary of your will, revocable trust, retirement plan, or other estate plan.
Donating Stock is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law and is another way to support NSA.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information about matching gifts, honor and memorial gifts, please contact the development office at (973) 642-0133, ext. 14, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generous support.
Your contribution can be restricted to any one of the scholarship funds described below, or you can name a scholarship with a contribution of $500 or more. Named scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate talent and motivation to advance to higher levels of achievement.
Celia N. Arons Scholarship (Piano)
The Celia N. Arons Scholarship is in recognition of Celia N. Arons. Mrs. Arons is a long-time Newark resident. She worked closely with the Co-Founder and first NSA Executive Director Stella Lass in establishing the Newark School of the Arts in 1968.
Lucius Napoleon Brooks Scholarship (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts)
Retired Newark Public School teacher Lovetta Brooks named the Lucius Napoleon Brooks Scholarship in memory of her late husband Lucius Napoleon Brooks. Her love for children and belief in helping to support future generations, as she was supported by scholarships for college and graduate school, stirred her to name a scholarship.
Jacques M. Con Scholarship (Violin)
The Jacques M. Con Scholarship was named by NSA violin instructor Lily Harvitt in memory of her father. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a talented and deserving violin student.
Stella and David Lass Piano Scholarship (Piano)
The Lass Piano Endowment was named in memory of NSA's Co-Founder Stella Lass and her husband David Lass. David Lass established the initial endowment fund in honor of his late wife. In addition to being the co-founder of the NSA, Stella Lass was an accomplished classical pianist and continued her love of music and piano in to her retirement. David Lass hoped that through the fund many students would be able to share her love of the piano. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a talented and deserving piano student.
The Wynona Lipman Scholarship (Music)
The Lipman Scholarship is named in memory of the late New Jersey Senator Wynona Lipman. Senator Lipman actively participated in School activities up until her death on Mother's Day in 1999. Her son, William John, predeceased her at the age of 24, and she honored his love of the arts by endowing music scholarships at the Newark School of the Arts then known as the Newark Community School of the Arts and Seton Hall University, which he attended. Friends and colleagues continue to honor and celebrate her love of the arts by contributing to a scholarship in her name.
The Ursuleen A. Scott Scholarship (Piano, Cello, French Horn, Vocal)
Ursuleen A. Scott passed away in June 2012. Her family established a scholarship at the Newark School of the Arts in her honor. "She loved all music, from classical to hip-hop," NSA Board Member Lori Scott-Pickens, said. "My mom even appreciated the music of Tupac Shakur."
"Growing up among 11 other siblings, there was plenty of organized chaos in the Newark home. But, mom was able to keep some organization by the collective love of music.
Out of the 12 of us, only 5 could play musical instruments," Scott-Pickens says. After teaching her own children, Lori's mother would give voice and piano lessons for extra income.
"If you think Simon Cowell is a tough judge of talent, you haven't met my mother," Scott-Pickens recalls. "She would tell us what she liked and what she didn't. She played five instruments; she knew what she was talking about."