Your gift will go to work right away to benefit students and teachers.
Fr. Jean-Claude Colin, the founder of the Marist Fathers and Brothers, set clear expectations for students and teachers when he opened the first Marist school in France in 1832. From the very beginning, he also encouraged them to find joy – in his words, dance a little.
The Notre Dame Fund creates everyday moments for students, invests in teaching excellence, and offers financial aid for deserving families. When you direct your gift to one of these priorities, it will make all the difference in the world.
Everyday Moments for Students
The time that our teachers and counselors spend with each student adds up and makes a difference in a child’s life. Your gift will fuel the daily operations of the school, so these moments happen every day.
Recruiting and retaining talented faculty who are passionate about Catholic education is a hallmark of ours. Gifts support salaries and professional development for all of our faculty and staff.
Financial Aid for Families
Join the St. Peter Chanel Society
Named for the Marist priest martyred in the South Pacific in 1841, the St. Peter Chanel Society recognizes alumni, parents, and friends who make a leadership gift to the Notre Dame Fund each year.
Fr. Jean-Claude Colin Circle: $1,000 (a monthly gift of $83.33)
St. Anne Circle: $2,500
St. Joseph Circle: $5,000
Our Lady of Lourdes Circle: $10,000
St. Marcellin Champagnat Circle: $25,000 or more
Members receive the following benefits:
- An invitation to membership receptions and other events;
- Updates from administrators and principals throughout the year;
- Advance copies of IRISH magazine;
- Special recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors.