Support Nueva

It is a privilege to welcome you to Nueva’s philanthropic community. 

As is the case at most independent schools, tuition at Nueva does not cover the full cost of educating each student. We are fortunate that, since the school’s founding, Nueva has benefited from the incredible generosity of our community through its support of our annual, capital and endowment giving efforts (click here to view Nueva’s Culture of Giving video). 

Annual giving efforts include the Nueva Fund (October–December) and annual benefit (February–May). These events bridge the difference between tuition revenue and annual operating expenses, with the benefit focused exclusively on financial assistance for students.

Periodically, Nueva will initiate a formal capital campaign to raise funds to support enhancements to campus facilities and expand our endowment fund to improve the school’s sustainability. We stand ready to assist donors at any time who are interested in supporting capital and endowment giving efforts. Since 2019, parents of graduating seniors have been encouraged to make an endowment gift to the school in honor of our faculty and staff, which is used exclusively for professional development. 

We remain extremely grateful to all donors. We firmly believe that Every Gift Matters and makes a difference. Our community’s participation, with gifts of any size to all fundraising efforts, demonstrates our collective support of the school’s extraordinary mission and vision.

With Gratitude,

Joe Cheeseman
Director of Development


Meet the Development Team

Joe Cheeseman
of Development
(650) 350-4605
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Diana Chamorro
Director of Alumni Relations
(650) 350-4562
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Anne Cavanaugh
Director of Annual Giving
(650) 350-4611
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Kristina de Silva

Kristina de Silva
Assistant Director of
Annual Giving
(650) 350-4583
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Pamela Wagner
Manager of Development Operations
(650) 350-4518
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Natalie Stephan
Manager of Development
Data and Reporting
(650) 350-4563
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Please click here for all gift inquiry and coordination.

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The Nueva Fund

The Nueva School is a leading independent school for high-ability learners. In order to develop and deliver this nationally recognized education to our students, Nueva relies heavily on charitable support.

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Ayla D. '22

“I get to come to school and learn what I care about, and that is a gift I will appreciate for life.”