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Ways to Give

Northern Light School is a non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations to provide an excellent education to our children.  For almost 25 years, Northern Light School has sustained its commitment to provide an excellent education to children.  Thank you for your support as we continue to work to keep the Northern Light School dream alive.


We would like to remind everyone that if you are planning on shopping online at Amazon, PLEASE use this link that benefits our school. Northern Light School will receive ~8% of all eligible items sales and YES, you can do it through your mobile device!

In-Kind Donations

Throughout the year, we have several fundraisers where we ask the community to donate auction items and raffle prizes.  Please contact our Director of Development to make a donation.


Volunteers are integral to the success of Northern Light School.  Please contact our Campus Coordinator or Director of Development to learn more about what opportunities are available.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the top annual fundraising priority for Northern Light School, because it helps close the gap between tuition and the cost of operating the school.  Your gift will ensure that we continue to offer programs including tuition assistance, updated curriculum and professional development, technology, and physical education. 
Online donations can be made online here via PayPal.  
As an alternative, donations can be mailed to:
Northern Light School
ATTN:  Michelle Lewis
3710 Dorisa Avenue
Oakland, California 94605
To make a stock donation, please contact our Business Manager.


Sharon & Barclay Endowment Fund

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Northern Light School, the Sharon and Barclay Simpson Endowment Fund has been established.  Our goal is to raise $1,500,000, which includes a very generous $500,000 matching gift from the Simpsons.  This endowment fund will ensure an excellent academic program for years to come. Please contact our Business Manager for more information on how you can help continue the legacy of Northern Light School.

Ways to Engage


Annual Vida Blue Celebrity Invitational

The Liberty Mutual Vida Blue Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament is the second major fundraising event for Northern Light School, having raised over $154,689 in the past two years. The tournament attracts sponsors, players, and participation from athletes, celebrities, and Northern Light School supporters who join together to help Northern Light School fulfill its mission to provide a high quality, Whole Child Education to children throughout the Bay Area. The funds raised from the Vida Blue Celebrity Invitational will provide scholarships for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to attend Northern Light School. 

Annual Gala & Auction

Our Annual Gala & Auction raises funds that directly benefit the academic, artistic, and athletic programs for our children. 
Our 15th Annual Gala & Auction was hosted by actor-director Peter Coyote with a special performance from his dear friend, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, and an inspiring live auction with the Gavel Girl herself, DawnMarie Kotsonis. A delicious sit down dinner with wines provided by Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, home of the Double Lariat, and brews provided by Drake's Brewing company.
Please raise your paddles and join us in our future Annual Gala & Auctions to continue our 26 year commitment to making dreams come true for all children.

Contact Development

If you have any questions about giving, please feel free to send an email our Director of Development. We look forward to speaking with you.
Northern Light School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID is 94-3097690. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.