What will your legacy be to future generations?

Everyone wants to leave his or her mark on the world.  One way you can make a difference in the world and in Nelson County specifically is by making a tax deducible gift to the Nelson County Public Schools Foundation which is designed to support public education in our community.

The NCPSF is endowed in perpetuity to benefit countless children who attend, or will attend, Nelson County schools; its mission is to sustain vital initiatives and to support those areas of greatest need. 

You can specify how you would like your gift to be used, or you may give a general gift.  A general gift will be applied in a manner deemed most beneficial to the school community by the fund’s advisors.  Whatever its size, your gift can make a difference in the lives of Nelson County’s children.

The fund is established with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. 

Please contact Shannon Irvin at the Nelson County School Board Office, at 434-260-7646 extension 1003, if you would like to receive more information about the foundation. 

What better way to be remembered than to know you made a difference in the life of a child?

If you would like to make a donation online, please visit CACF and be sure to include the Nelson County Public Schools Foundation in the Fund section of the donation form.  If you would like to donate by check, please make your check payable to:
c/o Nelson County Public Schools Foundation
P O Box 1767
Charlottesville, Va.  22902

NCPS Foundation History

The Nelson County Public Schools Foundation was established in 2010 by the Nelson County School Board as a committee-advised fund with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.  The sole purpose of the NCPSF is to raise and distribute funds that support and enhance the activities and programs of Nelson County Public Schools.


  • A public school system in Nelson County that is free of budgetary limitations and

  • Schools that offer all students a broad spectrum of opportunities that enrich their educational experience and lives.

An endowment fund was established that can support our public schools now and into the future.  The baseline goal is to support, expand and enhance:

  • Educational programming for NCPS students

  • Professional development opportunities for teachers and staff

  • Work of organizations that support NCPS extracurricular activities such as arts, athletics and clubs

  • Scholarship opportunities for NCPS students

  • Creativity and resourcefulness of classroom teachers

Committee Members
The NCPSF Advisory Committee consists of a minimum of five members who currently are:

  • President - Margaret Clair

  • NCPS Board Trustee - Dave Francis

  • NCPS Superintendent Designee - Shannon Irvin

  • NCPS Booster Club President - Tom Saunders

  • Two at large members - Peter Coy and Anthony Martin