NCAIS is fortunate to have a strong base of sponsors that bring our schools valuable products and services and help to underwrite the cost of our events.  We are most appreciative of the financial support these sponsors have generously provided and are proud to have them as a part of our Association community.

With a history of 50 years in the industry, Brown Edwards has grown into one of the largest locally owned regional firms in the U.S. The firm offers the traditional accounting services but the size and diversity of our practice allows us to have specialists with extensive experience in specific industries such as education services. Education is a core focus of our firm and the experience and knowledge of these specialists, we are able to provide a wide range of services.

For more information contact:

Melissa Stanley, Partner, 540-345-0936

Jim Fries, Partner, 540-434-6736

 Leadership Circle Sponsor

 

FACTS and RenWeb are committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions while making more educational dreams possible for families and students. FACTS and RenWeb offer a comprehensive suite of services to over 12,700 schools and 3 million families that include actively managed payment plans, financial aid assessment, electronic forms (eForms), RenWeb’s integrated online application/online enrollment, donor services (Donor Connect) and RenWeb Learning Management, a fully-integrated Learning Management System that enhances the learning experience for teachers and students. 

For more information contact:
Jana Kane, Regional Vice President, FACTS Management, 404-433-0911
Lesa Doerstling, Regional Vice President, RenWeb, 704-543-6123

First American Education Finance specializes in serving the unique needs of educational institutions across the U.S. First American Education Finance provides competitive leasing, financing and asset management solutions to help you budget for and manage new technologies and equipment. As experts in the education community, First American is intimately familiar with the needs and challenges of education institutions across the country. 
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At FLIKwe're committed to delivering quality food service. Our successful partnership with independent school communities is based on our philosophy: Nourishing a Brighter Future.  We go above and beyond by offering nutrition education programs that empower students to make healthy choices on a daily basis. By providing wholesome meals in conjunction with nutrition education, we're equipping students with the tools needed to live a happy, healthy life.
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Foresters Financial Services, Inc. provides everyday families and individuals with financial solutions, guidance and tools, to meet their needs across all life stages. Our goal is to build solid relationships and long-term value to help you grow, protect and enjoy what you have - by making sure your financial strategies work as hard as you do. Together, we can help you achieve financial and family well-being—now and tomorrow, this generation and the next.
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GreerWalker LLP provides assurance, tax and business advisory services to a diversified client base of privately held middle market companies and not-for-profit organizations doing business throughout the Carolinas. Affiliates include GreerWalker Wealth Management and GreerWalker Corporate Finance.
  Guidebook is the global leader in mobile apps for events and places, making it easy and inexpensive to create elegant, feature-rich mobile guides in minutes to engage your audience on all devices. Whether you want to eliminate printing, update content in real-time, or keep your community engaged on the go, Guidebook can help you go mobile without coding or hiring a developer.
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ISM is the industry leader in private/independent school consulting. We bring our 33 years of experience in thousands of schools to our clients through workshops, publications, on-site consulting, and risk management. 

For more information contact:

Kelly Abramson, Association Manager, 302-65-4944, x 158

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Preventing school risk takes more than just great insurance. Marsh & McLennan helps schools contain and manage insurance premium and risk cost, reduce accidents and keep employees safe and productive.  Risk prevention programs include comprehensive insurance coverage, tax dollar-friendly prices and agents who understand your specific challenges because they've been working with schools for years.  With private school insurance and risk management clients across the country, Marsh & McLennan Agency has the resources, products, expertise and experience to deliver.  They can handle all property/casualty insurance, workers' compensation insurance or employee benefits for your school and employees, as well as implement safety, health management, claim management or other programs that strive towards eliminating risk from your school.

For more information contact:
Ryan Wilcox or Karl Sherrill
Leadership Circle Sponsor 
New Oasis International Education Inc provides premier secondary international student services to international students and partner schools throughout the United States.  Our services are tailored to support all stakeholders involved in an international program, including students, partner schools, host families, and natural parents.  In addition to student and host family recruitment, we provide 24-hour homestay support, academic and extracurricular counseling, natural parent education, and faculty development workshop for partner schools.  
 

Sonitrol Security Services is a fully integrated security company. Offering custom solutions that incorporate intrusion, access control, video surveillance, and fire detection services. Sonitrol has provided comprehensive school security solutions for the educational community for more than 50 years. Today, Sonitrol is one of the largest providers of school security systems in North America, serving more than 12,000 schools. We are experts at assessing your school's vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate, cost-effective solutions to secure your facilities indoor and out. We have our own 24/7 UL listed central station located right off Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, NC. For more information on how Sonitrol can help you contact us at 704-423-1111 or on our website www.sonitrolcarolinas.com  

For more information contact:
Bill Price, President & CEO, 704-423-1111 
 

  Edifice General Contractors is proud to help build the structures that train our future generations. Though we boast a diverse portfolio in all major construction markets, we have completed over four (4) million square feet of educational buildings serving kindergarten classrooms to college campuses. Since 1978, Edifice has built its reputation on a simple philosophy: To attend to the needs of our clients, express concern for our employee’s well being, take care of our business partners, and give back to the community by helping those in need. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Edifice is consistently ranked as one of North Carolina’s Top 100 privately owned companies by Grant Thornton, LLP. Along with past awards for our philanthropic involvement in the community, Edifice is also listed as a top contractor in publications including ENR Southeast, Business North Carolina, and the Charlotte Business Journal.

George K. Baum & Company* is one of the nation's most trusted privately held investment banking firms focused on municipal finance and taxable fixed income sales and trading. We are recognized as an industry leader in the structuring, underwriting and marketing of taxable and tax-exempt securities. As a registered broker-dealer, George K. Baum & Company operates two primary business segments: Municipal Finance and Taxable Fixed Income. Our Municipal Finance Division provides underwriting and municipal advisory services to a variety of public and private sectors across the country. Our Taxable Fixed Income Division provides direct access to the institutional markets for our customers, giving our professionals the in-depth knowledge and understanding to address the specific needs of our clients and successfully manage their portfolios.

For more information:
David Adams, Senior Vice President, 704-376-0200
  Start saving valuable time by choosing Savers Administrative Services to handle payroll, HR, and benefits for your company. Savers Admin is a third party administrator with the resources and expertise to handle the complexities and regulatory issues that company owners and HR professionals face daily.  Savers Admin is the knowledgeable, responsive HR partner on which smart companies depend. You’ll appreciate the care we take in getting to know you, your business and your employees. That understanding enables us to provide the guidance, information, and customized services you need – when you need them. Count on Savers Admin to operate as a seamless extension of your internal resources and to seek out every opportunity to create efficiencies for your organization. 
 

WGM Design Inc is an architectural and master planning firm that specializes in independent school projects, having completed work for 15 schools throughout the Carolinas.

 
   
  
 

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc is the originator of the Tuition Refund Plan. This insurance assists both schools and parents to cope with student withdrawals and dismissals.

For more information contact:
Andrew Martinson, Vice President, 617-774-1555
 

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete represents employers only, including many public and independent schools and colleges, in all aspects of labor and employment law, employee benefits and organizational matters. 

For more information contact:
Jonathan Yarborough, Partner, 828-277-5137
 

At Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, we are dedicated to breakthrough ideas that create a better future.  We believe that the collaboration of diverse people from many fields of design is a powerful source of breakthrough ideas. That’s why we’re committed to building an increasingly diverse firm, made up of people with different areas of expertise, from different cultures and generations, with different talents, experiences and passions – because we believe that it is at those intersections where the next great ideas will emerge.  If you ask people at Little what keeps us excited about coming to work each day, you’ll hear that it’s the people, our culture and the chance to be part of creating a better future through our work. 

For more information contact:
Tom Balke, Studio Principal, Community|Schools. Partner, 704-561-3414
  Paragon Bank, with offices in Raleigh, Cary, and Charlotte, NC, provides a private banking experience to businesses and individuals.  The bank’s commercial focus is on operating companies, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations with revenues under $100 million. These are organizations often overlooked, underserved, or passed from one lender to another at other banks. Paragon also focuses on serving the private banking needs of executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other individuals desiring an extraordinary client experience that is rarely available at other financial institutions.  Paragon’s commitment to delivering an extraordinary client experience is built on the philosophy that clients deserve well prepared, experienced bankers who are present and fully available, and proactive about helping clients achieve their goals.
For more information contact:

Jessica Kerr, Senior Vice President/Client Development Officer, (704) 770-7731 

 
Veritas Collaborative, in Durham, NC, Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA, is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, Veritas offers inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Veritas Collaborative’s multidisciplinary treatment teams deliver individualized, evidence-based care in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. At every turn, Veritas focuses on ensuring that each patient’s plan of care is cohesive, attainable, sustainable, and geared toward long-term recovery.