Staff Campaign

Investing in Students

We celebrate the gifts given by donors who want to create opportunities for students. Our donors include alumni, parents, community members, businesses, private foundations, retired teachers, and current NPS staff members who have all embraced the work of the Foundation. The NPS Foundation makes investing in students our priority through Scholarships, the Middle School Makerspace, STEM Carts, the Panther Pantry, and much more. We invest in success!

Learn more about the mission, vision, goals, and Board of Directors for the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation here on our website! Thank you for your support!

What We Do

Classroom Grants

Classroom grants are intended to fund awesome educational projects that traditional school funding cannot support. Each spring, the Foundation encourages NPS staff to apply for a grant and give us their best ideas for a project to enhance learning for students in any classroom throughout the district. $20,849 in classroom grants awarded for the 2023 school year!

Graduate Scholarships

Dozens of traditional scholarships are offered annually to the graduating class of Norfolk Senior High. $77,475 in traditional scholarships awarded to the Class of 2023!

Designated Donations

Designated gifts support specific projects, classrooms, or school buildings as designated by the donor. Some examples include funding provided for the Career Academies, FFA, Speech and Debate, Aftershock, STEM enhancements, musical instruments, the Panther Partner Program, and many more. Over $7,000 in donor gifts to fund the restoration of the historic Norfolk Junior High Auditorium!

2023 Individual Prize Drawings

Every new participant of the 2023 NPSF Staff Campaign, as well as all those who sustain or increase their gift from last year, will have their names placed in a district-wide drawing to win an individual prize. Thank you to the following generous donors, who provided some excellent prizes!

  • 2 Husker Football Tickets to the Iowa Game on November 24th  
    • Donated by: Morry & Deb Abshier
  • $50 Gift Card to Norfolk 7 Movie Theatre & Blanket
    • Donated by: American Family Insurance - Jason Busch
  • Scooters Gift Bag 
    • Including Coffee, Tumbler, Koozies, Candy, & Gift Card
    • Donated by: Scooter's Coffee
  • $50 Gas Card to Jerry's Sinclair 
    • 2 will be awarded
    • Donated by: Midwest Bank
  • "Member for a Day" Pass for 2 Guests to the Norfolk Country Club
    • Including Golf, Meals, & Pool 
    • Donated by: Norfolk Country Club
  • Escape Room Voucher for Team of 6
    • Donated by: Encrypt Escape Rooms
  • Panther Stadium Seat & Koozies
    • Donated by: Athletic Booster Club
  • Gift Bag 
    • Hat, Tumbler, Koozies, Pens, & Lights
    • Donated by: BankFirst
  • Health & Fitness Basket 
    • Yoga Mat, Loop Bands, Water Bottle, Protein Bars, Hydration Multiplier, Tote, & 6-Month Anytime Fitness Membership
    • Donated by: Sundance Investment
  • RayBan Sunglasses 
    • 2 will be awarded
    • Donated by: Unity Eye Centers