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Charitable gifts ensure that NOVA continues to set the standard for community college success. Your generous support benefits students, faculty, staff, and the Northern Virginia workforce.

About the NOVA Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to securing private resources to support NOVA students, faculty, staff, and the mission and values of the College.


The NOVA Educational Foundation provides resources so that a quality education and skills training will be available to all, transforming the lives of our students, their families and our community.


The NOVA Educational Foundation supports the strategic priorities of the College by securing private funding through engaging individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and organizations.


  • EQUITY – We promote diversity across all dimensions and marshal our resources so all our actions are fair and impartial.
  • EXCELLENCE – We are committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial, ethical, effective and efficient, and continually improve in all we do.
  • EMPATHY – We strive to know and understand the feelings and diverse perspectives of all our stakeholders.
  • EVIDENCE – We view data as a strategic asset and are committed to making data- informed decisions.
  • ECONOMIC & SOCIAL MOBILITY – We believe access to quality education is the primary driver of a better quality of life for current and future generations.

Our Board

Our board is composed of dedicated individuals from the NOVA region who believe and are willing advocates for the College and its students. Responsibilities of the Board include strategic planning, advocacy and fundraising. Funds raised by the Foundation provide much-needed support for scholarships, faculty development and academic program resources.

More About Our Board

About NOVA

NOVA isn’t your typical community college. With a student population of 75,000+ and representation from 150+ foreign countries, NOVA offers a meaningful college experience for much less than the cost of a four-year school. 

Our six campuses are inclusive, and each one promotes a vigorous, respectful exchange of ideas. All facilities are state-of-the-art so our graduates are ready to become innovators as they enter the job market, regardless of their chosen field.

In addition to our traditional 'brick and mortar' campuses, NOVA Online gives students the flexibility to fit education into their busy lifestyle from anywhere in the world. We offer online courses in a variety of disciplines. The structure of the courses is similar to traditional classroom instruction and assignments; there is even an online Student Center and help available from  online librarians. 


Are you ready to donate to NOVA? Your charitable gift can leave a lasting legacy.