Leadership Council

The Leadership Council was established in 2001 to honor and celebrate the school’s most generous donors.  Leadership Council members and Associate Members help the school meet its educational priorities now and in the future.

Leadership Council members and Associate members are essential to the financial health and continued success of the Academy of Notre Dame, accounting for more than 80 percent of dollars raised for the Academy’s Annual Fund.  The Annual Fund provides 8% of the School’s operating budget supporting the entire student experience through areas such as academic programs, faculty salaries and professional development, financial aid, and campus maintenance.

Leadership Council giving ensures that the Academy of Notre Dame remains among the top independent Catholic schools within the region.  Benefits of Leadership Council membership include insider updates from the school, invitations to Leadership Council receptions, and special recognition in the school’s Annual Report.

An Influential Few

We are infinitely grateful for the leadership and passion of our Leadership Council members.  Their philanthropy continues to ensure the school’s tradition of academic excellence while inspiring others to support the school’s mission in providing students the skills that will be essential for life.

Leadership Council Giving Levels

Billiart Society  $10,000 and above
Notre Dame Society $5,000 to $9,999
Ad Altiora Society  $2,500 to $4,999
1854 Society  $1,000 to $2,499


Associate Membership

Associate Members support is critical to the future success of the Academy, as a result specific Associate Member giving levels were created to encourage our recent graduates, families and friends to invest in the Academy of Notre Dame and join this influential group of supporters.

Associate Member Giving Level

Executive Council                $500 to $999

Qualifying Gifts

Donors are encouraged to make their gift unrestricted in order to allow for the greatest flexibility in meeting the needs of the Academy, its students and faculty.

Outright gifts of cash or securities totaling $500 or more in the fiscal year (September 1 through August 31) qualify for Leadership Council recognition.

Matching gifts are accepted as part of gifts at the Leadership Council level.