On June 6, the Notre Dame community came together to honor former teacher Beverly Williams through its third annual #BevsDay fundraising challenge. NDPMA's advancement office announced today that to-date it has raised more than $14,000 as a result of this year's edition of #BevsDay.
Atif Lodhi, who is the director of the school's Notre Dame Fund, said he was most grateful and more than pleased with the results.
"A big thank you to all who participated in this year's Bev's Day for Mary's Way," he said. "The day wouldn't have been a success without all or our contributors: alumni, students, faculty and staff! Bev’s memory will continue to live on through her family, colleagues, friends, former students, and, most importantly, through the students who will benefit directly through the generosity of others.
Every donation made yesterday goes to support Mary’s Way in The Notre Dame Fund, which opens the door for students to earn a Notre Dame education through scholarships and financial aid.
Bev's Day 2018 highlights include:
• More than $14,000 was raised for scholarships and financial aid
• More than 55 donations were made ranging from $10 to $2,500
• Gifts were made from 11 different NDP graduating classes
• Gifts also came from 15 current or former staff members
• And there were 35 repeat Bev's Day donors
"We cannot thank everybody enough for helping make #BevsDay4MarysWay such a success!
More about Beverly Williams:
Beverly Williams taught at Notre Dame from 1999 until her untimely passing in 2009. She was loved by faculty and staff, parents, and students for her energy, compassion, generosity, and infectious sense of humor. Williams taught sociology, psychology, and AP psychology.
Her teaching, however, extended far beyond the content of her subject. She was dedicated to helping those in need in the school community and surrounding area. Each Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, Williams' classes would sponsor families in need and provide much needed support during the holidays.
Her generosity also included a strong commitment to scholarships and financial aid for Notre Dame families. She made annual donations and dedicated part of every check to helping families afford our school. Almost immediately after her passing in 2009, friends, family, and former students raised more than $10,000 in her name to support families as they pursue a Notre Dame education.
Everyone who knew Williams recognized her passion for our school and the doors it can open for students. #BevsDay honors her and endeavors to open doors for students by helping their families with tuition assistance.
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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org