Annual Fund

The Academy of Notre Dame’s Annual Fund is an opportunity for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to play a critical role in supporting the school's mission that focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence.

Representing nearly eight percent of the school's operating budget, the Annual Fund underwrites all the things that make the Academy of Notre Dame extraordinary: an innovative curriculum, inspiring performing and visual arts, 10 varsity athletic teams, 23 clubs and organizations, scholarship aid, new technology, and all the other components of a student's experience.

Because tuition and endowment income alone don't meet the full cost of an NDA education, your gift ensures that the school has what it needs to thrive. Annual Fund gifts are spent on immediate needs in the fiscal year in which they are given (September 1 to August 31). Meeting the Annual Fund goal each year is the school's most important ongoing fundraising priority.

In a very tangible sense, your gift to the Annual Fund provides an exceptional 21st-century education for each Academy of Notre Dame student. Every gift of every size has an impact, and the collective generosity of alumnae/i, parents and friends is what makes the Academy of Notre Dame experience possible.

Learn about the different ways to make a gift.

Maximizing Your Support

Here are a few ways to expand the impact of your support for NDA.


Explore ways your gift can be matched to help the Academy complete the $250,000 Matching Challenge.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match charitable donations made by their employees, employees' spouses, or retirees. To find out if your employer is one of them, search our matching gift database.

Monthly Gifts

Give more by making smaller monthly gifts instead of a one-time contribution. These payments can be automatically charged to your card.

Multi-Year Pledge

Commit your support beyond the current school year and keep track of your giving by making a multi-year pledge. Lock in your participation for up to five years at a time.


Volunteer your time and help the Academy galvanize support for the Annual Fund. Opportunities include reunion committee members, Leadership Council volunteers, and Thank-A-Thon callers.

Contact Us

Have your own idea on how to maximize your gift? Contact us at or call 978-649-7611, Ext. 323.