We Are NDA: The Million Dollar Challenge

We Are NDA
Dear Alumni, Families, Board Members, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, 

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of so many of you, the Academy of Notre Dame has successfully met our We Are NDA: The Million Dollar Challenge.  As you may remember, we made a commitment to raise $1,000,000 by August 31, 2021, which was the Academy’s most ambitious fundraising goal to date.  


While challenging, it was also necessary, as we work to advance our mission, fulfill our strategic plan, support our students, and strengthen the future of the school.  Your gift to the Million Dollar Challenge was an investment in the Academy’s most pressing priorities: Student Tuition Assistance, Technology Upgrades, Academic Program Enhancements, Faculty Development, and Facility Improvements.


I am proud to report that, with your support, we raised $1,098,335 and received an additional $1,000,000 from a generous alumna in fiscal year 21.  Nearly $2.1 million in support of our mission to educate the whole person for life!  We are grateful for the major donors who lifted NDA up this year, but we are equally appreciative of the hundreds of donors who stretched to make a small donation. Together, we made this goal and our vision a reality.


Your generous gifts are already at work this school year.  We were able to provide record amounts of tuition assistance, invest in Chromebooks for all middle schoolers, and welcome students back to a refreshed campus.  This transformative philanthropy is just the beginning.  There is more good news to come and I look forward to keeping the NDA family informed.    


Thank you for your continued commitment.        


With grateful appreciation, 


Dr. Vittoria Pacifico

Head of School