Nativity Preparatory School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for boys of limited financial means from within the New Bedford area. The school’s annual budget of just over $1 million is raised entirely from private donations from many generous individuals, businesses, foundations, and fundraising events.

In the form you will be presented with the following donation options:

Student Sponsorship Circles:

The annual per pupil cost of a Nativity education averages approximately $21,000.  As such, a terrific way to offset the cost of this excellent tuition-free education is through our student sponsorship program.

This program is one way to provide donors with the knowledge that their support is having a significant impact on a young man’s education!

All sponsor circles receive student-written letters and invitations to various school events.

Sponsorship can be provided in multiple ways.

Sponsorship Circles

  • The Frederick Douglass Circle           $10,000
  •  The Paul Cuffee Circle                        $7,500
  • The Martha Briggs Circle                     $5,000
  • The William Carney Circle                   $2,500

General Operating Fund:

Nativity Preparatory School received initial start-up support from the Highland Street Foundation.  The school’s annual budget of just over $1 million comes from many generous individuals, businesses, and foundation and fundraising events.

There are several opportunities for donors to support Nativity.  All gifts to Nativity Preparatory School are tax-deductible, and a gift of any size or amount makes a difference and is greatly appreciated!

Planned Giving:

Planned Giving is the practice of designating a major gift to a charitable organization in life or as part of an Estate Plan. The gift may include cash, real estate, life insurance, equity, or personal property. Please contact Beth Mello at 508 944 3800 x116 or if you would like to plan a gift to Nativity.

Capital Gifts:

Capital gifts are designated for building projects, facilities and materials such as furniture and equipment. Contributing to capital projects are a great way to help the school realize its strategic plan.

What is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is setup through the following financial institutions: Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon, you can make a direct donation to Nativity Prep. See the donor advised fund (DAF) link below.