Give to Trinity Lutheran School

The generosity and dedication of our TLS alumni, parents, friends, and community partners help TLS succeed in providing an exceptional education for its students. Thank you for sharing in the TLS vision and believing in its mission. Without this vital support, TLS could not accomplish the incredible education and opportunities that happen daily here.

Community Programs

Did you know that you could support Trinity Lutheran without investing any additional time or money?


Trinity Lutheran School offers many opportunities for you to volunteer in and out of the classroom.

Community Sponsors

These businesses provide generous support of our special events and programs.

Ways to Give

The Lion’s Share Annual Fund

When you give to the Annual Fund, you join the proud family of alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty, corporations, foundations and friends who faithfully support Trinity Lutheran School. With a high participation rate from Trinity Lutheran School family members, we are more likely to acquire foundation and corporate funding. Unrestricted donations to the Annual Fund help us:

Strengthen our ability to meet the important mission of Trinity Lutheran School.
Balance the 15% gap between tuition and actual annual per-student operating cost.
Recruit and retain the finest educators in Hampton Roads.
Expand our instructional technology.
Explore additional scholarship funds.

Stocks and Securities

If you choose to donate appreciated securities, you circumvent the capital gains tax that would apply to selling them and donating the proceeds. The value of securities on the date of transfer to Trinity Lutheran School is used to establish your charitable tax deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match employee donations to Trinity Lutheran School, meaning your donation will be doubled or, in some cases, tripled. The total donation by you and your company is used to establish your giving level in the Donor Report. Please inquire with your company’s human resources office.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can include charitable trusts, life insurance, bequests or retirement plan assets. We are so very honored when the foundations we build for our students are supported by the foundations you lay for your future giving goals.

Honor and Memory

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of an individual. These donations include honoring current students, alumni, teachers, parents, or honoring the memory of a special loved one. Restricted and unrestricted donations and gifts-in-kind are available.


When you desire to meet a specific need of the school, by donating books, instructional materials, athletic equipment, technology equipment, and more, this is considered a gift-in-kind. We welcome inquiries about current item needs.

United Way Workplace Campaign

United Way corporate supporters help raise money to aid our community. Newport News Shipbuilding is one of many such community corporate sponsors. Check with your employer on how to make your United Way contributions benefit Trinity Lutheran School. You can learn more about United Way at https://www.uwvp.org/.

Restricted Gifts

In addition to unrestricted donations to the Annual Fund, you are welcome to designate destinations for your annual cash gifts. Popular categories include:

Instructional technology equipment
Scholarships/Financial Aid
Specific academic subject areas

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Trinity Lutheran School. For more information on ways to give, or to request additional information on any of the methods listed here, please contact:

Kevin Goetz
Head of School

The above information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial counseling.
For information regarding the tax benefits of charitable donations, please consult with your personal accountant or tax attorney.