Program Support

Donor contributions to benefit Norwich Free Academy programs are vital to our ability to expand the curriculum, stay abreast of advances in technology and equipment, give students access to the latest print and electronic textbooks, and so much more. Every day, donor generosity impacts every student and classroom on campus.

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Some examples of the many named funds that support Norwich Free Academy programs include:

  • Heather Moore Bernard Music Scholarship Fund – established in 2011 to honor the memory of Heather Moore Bernard, the fund provides private music lessons to members of the orchestra, allowing many students the opportunity to learn to play an instrument for the first time
  • John Dixon Hall Fund – established in 1965 to support the study of history, civics, political science, and government
  • Betty Clerc Art Fund -- an endowed fund established in 1994 to purchase art supplies for student classroom use
  • Slater Memorial Museum – endowment and annual fund support collection acquisition and restoration, programming, maintenance, and exhibitions
  • Reid Fund – established by bequest in 1908, to provide resources for “worthy students” for items and activities the student may not otherwise be able to afford, including graduate caps and gowns, participation in field trips, course fees, athletic uniforms, workbooks, or computer software

To learn more about directing your gift to support a Norwich Free Academy program, or to learn more about establishing an endowed program fund, contact