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Saber Strong

What does it mean to be Saber Strong?

Since 1974, The New Community School has been passionate about empowering bright minds who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences. We understand that these are minds that think and learn differently. Today, 220 students attend TNCS to improve their skills, grow academically, and set themselves on a path toward a bright future.  

Being Saber Strong is an important part of that success. Saber strong is not just how well you perform on the athletic field, how many pounds you can lift, or how fast you can run. Saber strong is health of mind, body, and spirit. Keeping our students healthy and resilient is of vital importance to their personal and academic growth. 

What is the Saber Strong Campaign?

Saber Strong is a $5.2 Million capital campaign to construct a new wellness center on the campus of The New Community School that will expand our ability to offer enriching athletics and health and wellness programs and grow the school’s endowment to provide long-term support for the maintenance of the new facility.

How can I help?

Today, the school is more than 80% toward our fundraising goal Your gift is needed today to help us complete fundraising as soon as possible.  

Pledges to Saber Strong can be made over a 3-year period. Gifts of cash or check are the most popular, but gifts can also be made through transfers of stock or appreciated securities. To make your commitment, please contact Dan Stackhouse, Director of Development, at 804.263.2438 or 


Are there recognition opportunities?

Yes! All gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a donor wall in the new Wellness Center. There are also special naming opportunities for gifts starting at $25,000. These include the naming of specific spaces inside and outside the Wellness Center. This is a wonderful way to share your legacy with future students, faculty, and the greater Richmond community. We are happy to speak with you about naming opportunities that are still available. 

Can I designate my gift?

Unrestricted gifts go to the area of greatest need within the campaign, but gifts can also be designated to the construction of the building, the endowment, or to other specific areas of the project.

Want to know more?

Download a printable version of our Saber Strong Case Statement.


Other questions?

Please contact Dan Stackhouse, Director of Development, 804.264.3276,