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"Two years ago, I moved to the U.S. from Nepal to continue my childhood dream of working in the healthcare field. NOVA became my home away from home and supported me not only with my course work but helped me to find an internship as I pursue my goal of getting a B.S.N. and working in gerontology."


-Anusuya Adihikari

Recipient of the Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Memorial Endowed Scholarship, endowed through the NOVA Foundation.

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One in a million: Dr. Richard Semmler donates $1 million to NOVA over his 45-year career. Dr. Semmler has made a profound impact during his long career teaching mathematics NOVA. He has lived modestly, with no frills - no phone, no internet, no vacations, no new car while living in a small apartment and working several part-time jobs in addition to his full-time teaching position. Why? Because he would rather use his income to help change the lives of his students through scholarships and financial aid to those who wouldn’t be able to attend college without his help. “My dollars go to very specific projects, so I know what I’m funding. And, I get to witness it firsthand every day in my classroom.”


-Dr. Richard Semmler All Giving Stories

Making an Impact

The impact of gifts to NOVA is seen in more than dollars. It is found in lives. Gifts become text books for students, help fund the best faculty, pay for emergency transportation and create opportunities for students to participate in internships as a pathway to employment. Your gift to NOVA makes a difference.

Ways to Give

Your support for NOVA extends beyond our campuses. Your participation helps NOVA propel our community and state forward, creating a more highly educated workforce so Northern Virginia can remain economically competitive in an increasingly global marketplace. Your gift helps NOVA prepare students to meet our region’s most critical workforce needs, not just today but for the years ahead.

Leave a Legacy

As a donor, you have an opportunity to change the lives of many students through the NOVA Foundation. Are you ready to fund the future? Giving to NOVA is also smart financial planning. You may be surprised to learn that many planned gift types offer significant financial and tax benefits to the donor.

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