Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced this week that it has raised more than $600,000 in gifts for its 2017-18 Notre Dame Fund campaign, which began July 1, 2017, and wrapped up on June 30.
The fund total of $603,420, which is comprised of gifts and pledges from more than 700 alumni, parents, faculty and other friends of the school, represents more than an 18% increase over the 2016-17 NDF and is the highest amount in school history. The fund also received its largest gift ever when a generous donor contributed $50,000 to the school.
"The incredible generosity of the Notre Dame community was evidenced once again," said Atif Lodhi, director of The Notre Dame Fund. "Gifts to the fund, which ranged anywhere from $10 to $50,000, allow us to live out our mission of nurturing Christian people, upright citizens and academic scholars, and give more than 1,000 students an educational experience of a lifetime. Notre Dame truly would not be the same without the support of its school community.”
Lodhi also said that more than 170 donors, including 34 new members, joined the St. Peter Chanel Society of The Notre Dame Fund, another record.
"The St. Peter Chanel Society is comprised of those who have provided annual gifts of $1,000 or more,” he said. “It is named for Peter Chanel, a Marist priest, missionary and martyr who lived and served in the 19th century and was canonized in 1954."
To make a gift to the 2018-19 Notre Dame Fund, please visit ndpma.org/ndfund. Only through the support of its annual donors can Notre Dame continue to provide its students an education of lasting value.
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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
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