Become a Challenger

The Foundation challenges parents and community members to financially support its mission to cultivate excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. When you accept the challenge, you agree to a personal tax-deductible donation, to solicit outside donations or to sell Gala tickets totaling $1,000.

Why do our Challengers give?

"Every student needs to be given the opportunity to achieve and thrive at school. The Foundation provides all students with that opportunity and it is incredible to witness. "
"The Foundation’s mission and purpose is to serve the students. The board members, composed of parents, school administration and community, work directly with the school to identify and support areas that add value to the students’ education."
"I have several children at Norcross High School. I want to be involved and support their school in the best way possible through the Foundation. "
"My children graduated from Norcross High School and have now graduated from college. Years of experience on the board has given me the opportunity to witness the benefits the Foundation has provided to our high school and in the subsequent years after graduation. "
"The financial support of the Foundation helps to recruit and retain excellent teachers and staff. The Foundation is able to bridge the gap with supplies and educational materials for teachers and students. "
"I want to be involved in my child’s school and give back to our community. "

Being A Challenger Has Its Benefits

You Receive:

Set of Gala Tickets
Recognition on Website
Recognition at Gala
Appreciation Event
Community Recognition

Want to become a challenger? Click Here to learn more.

Current Challengers

Xavier & Eileen Balderas
Leah & Tommy Bilz
Lyn & Will Bishop
Andrew & Lindsay Brereton
Jeff & Jennifer Brown
Kathryn & Scott Bryant
Bob & Jenny Chapin
Eric Christ & Maureen McIvor
Carrie and Jed Delong
David & Megan Dover
Caroline & Rusty Grant
Erin & Mike Griffin
Elizabeth & Paul Gross
Tye & Stephanie Hanna
Scott & Meredith Hilton
Kristine & Eric Koehler
Katie & Mark Lester
Jeffrey & Claudia Newsham
Pat & Tracy O'Leary
Harris Patel
Nicholas & Alice Perrins
Shelly & Chance Regina
Jessica & Kevin Sapough
Nicci & Scott Schemmel
Meredith & Kevin Smith

Challengers

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I donate my Challenge?

You can donate your Challenge from Registration Day until end of March. On registration day, you can pay your Challenge online as part of the registration process. The Mypaymentsplus will have a drop down box for the Foundation. Click on it, select your Challenge level, and make your payment.
You can also mail a check payable to NHS Foundation for Excellence, 5300 Spalding Dr, Norcross, GA 30092.

Is my Gala Challenge tax-deductible?

IRS rules require we provide Fair Market Value of a ticket.
Your donation minus the fair market value of the tickets is deductible, but please check with your tax advisor.

If I have leftover tickets, what do I do with them?

Please give them to someone who would like to support Norcross High School by attending the Gala and making a donation to the Foundation by purchasing bricks.

How many tickets will be sold to the Gala?

We anticipate only selling a limited number of tickets to non-NHS staff and dignitaries.
Challengers will receive their tickets first.

Can I donate shares of stock?

Yes, if you would like to donate shares of stock to the Foundation, please contact the Foundation Treasurer

Be sure to check with your employer for matching contributions. 

Please visit Donate page if you wish to donate shares of stock.

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