Help Us Stand Strong against COVID-19

Alumni, parents, and friends like you can help Notre Dame stand strong against the virus. Your gift to the 2020-2021 Annual Appeal will be invested in the school’s response to COVID-19, including:

  • a broadcast communications system to keep our constituents informed by text and phone
  • state-of-the-art classroom technology
  • MyNotreDame, a learning management system for teachers to connect with students and parents
  • financial aid for families seeking a Catholic education.

A select group of donors are joining the Leadership Circle, a recognition society for individuals who make a gift to the Annual Appeal at one of these levels:

$25,000 - $49,999       St. Marcellin Champagnat Society
$10,000 - $24,999       Our Lady of Lourdes Society
$5,000 - $9,999           St. Joseph Society
$2,500 - $4,999           St. Anne Society
$1,000 - $2,499           St. Peter Chanel Society

Members support the Annual Appeal by contributing to one of these funds:

Notre Dame Fund

This fund typically bridges the gap between tuition revenue and the real cost of a Notre Dame education. During COVID-19, gifts to this fund are helping the school purchase personal protective equipment for students, faculty and staff, additional cleaning supplies and services, and the technology and training for teachers to deliver instruction virtually. Your gift will directly impact the life of a student or teacher during these challenging times for Catholic education.

Financial Aid Fund

A growing number of students attend our school because of the generosity of donors who contribute to this fund. While many current families have not been affected, some parents have asked how to keep their children enrolled. Your gift is pooled together and distributed to families in financial need. Click here for more information about supporting financial aid and scholarships.

Faculty Excellence Fund

Teachers have been essential since Fr. Jean-Claude Colin first imagined a Marist education. This year, in particular, you can honor a current or past faculty member by making a gift to this fund. It supports salaries and professional development opportunities for teachers in the lower, middle and upper schools. Make your gift in honor or memory of a teacher by including their name in your online gift.

Members also receive the following benefits:

Gifts at any level
The joy of making an everyday moment come true in the life of a student or teacher!

$1,000 - $2,499
An invitation to the Annual Reception. Advance copies of IRISH magazine published three times per year. Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors.

$2,500 - $4,999
And, an opportunity to name an Annual Scholarship to support a student in financial need or for academic achievement. For more information, visit

$5,000 - $9,999
And, a seat at one of a series of Roundtables, a small-group conversation with administrators and board members about the school’s future. The Roundtables will be held via Zoom.

$10,000 and above
And, a personal invitation to the Leadership Circle Dinner with other members at this level hosted by the President and Head of School. The dinner will not be held this school year.

Add Your Name to the Honor Roll of Donors

If you make a gift before June 30, 2021, we will add your name to the 2020-2021 Honor Roll of Donors. It will be shared widely with alumni, parents and friends.

There are several ways to make your annual gift. Check out Ways to Give to learn how you can make an everyday moment come true for students and teachers this year.


For more information about the Leadership Circle, please contact a staff member:

Mark Roberts
Vice President for Advancement

Beth Lockhart
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

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