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Notre Dame Fund

The impact the Notre Dame Fund has on the Academy is immediate and monumental. Gifts to the Notre Dame Fund fill the gap between the total cost of school operations and tuition revenue each and every year. Annual giving creates the opportunity to embrace excellence in education and the mission of Notre Dame.

The Notre Dame Fund allows Notre Dame to:

  • Provide the best teaching resources and materials for all academic departments
  • Recruit, retain and support the finest faculty
  • Offer financial aid to deserving young women
  • Inspire our girls to succeed with critical thinking skills, passion and honor

Each year the Academy relies on contributions to provide special resources for faculty and students. You may make a gift with a designation of your specific interest.

  • Greatest Need - Your gift will be allocated to the area of greatest need.
  • Fine and Performing Arts - Gifts support theater, dance and music productions, costume and set design, visiting artists, field trips to museums and performances, and opportunities in the visual arts.
  • Academics and Technology - Annual support helps provide funding for teachers to deliver innovative, challenging and inspiring instruction through the use of state of the art technologies. 
  • Athletics - Gifts provide funds for physical education and athletic programs, equipment, uniforms, field maintenance and travel for all sports teams.
  • Faculty Support - Gifts help provide opportunities for professional development and ensure that all faculty can further their educations, attend seminars and conferences.
  • Financial Aid - Annual gifts provide financial assistance to deserving students.
  • Spirituality/Campus Ministry - Your gifts support ministry field trips, service learning opportunities, and partnerships with Fair Acres, Women of Hope and the Patrician Society.  

Every gift matters – every donor counts. Help us increase participation this year. Join in by supporting The Notre Dame Fund.

Tax ID #: 23-1465491
United Way Workplace Giving Donor Code: 3582178

For more information, please contact: 
Peggy Kacergis
Director of Institutional Advancement

Frequently Asked Questions

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I think fondly of my days at Notre Dame, filled with dynamic teachers, challenging academics, first-class athletics and, importantly, dear classmates. Giving back to the Academy ensures the next generation of women experience these benefits, build confidence, and emerge as society’s future leaders.
Deirdre Moran BarnesClass of 2005

Notre Dame Leadership Giving Societies


The Head of School's commemorates the Academy’s founding year. Donors at this level are recognized for their cumulative gifts in any fiscal year of $10,000 or more to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Circle: $25,000 or more

Namur Circle: $15,000-$24,999
Cuvilly Circle: $10,000-$14,999
Rittenhouse Circle: $5,000-$9,999
Launfal Circle: $2,500-$4,999
The Gates Circle: $1,856-$2,499
The Kilt Circle: $500-$1,855
(Alumnae graduated within the last 15 years)


The Gates Loyalty Society recognizes consecutive gifts to The Notre Dame FUnd for 5, 10, 20 years, and beyond. By making this commitment year after year, these loyal contributors assure the Academy will continue to inspire young women with excellence in education, leadership, art, athletics and spiritual growth.

We support Notre Dame because it is a great place for our daughter and her classmates to learn and grow on so many levels. 

matt & Michele Reber P'19

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In a continually changing world, we introduce students to new areas of study such as computer programming, robotics, engineering design along with research opportunities. The Notre Dame Fund is essential in providing  teacher professional development and materials needed for these programs which are opening up new worlds for our students.

Deborah GleesonAP Physics Teacher, Robotics Coach