Friends of NDA

Friends of NDA (FoNDA),

An Upper School Parent Group

The Friends of the Academy of Notre Dame is a private group comprised of Upper School parents, alumni, and other interested parties. It is dedicated to supporting the school in its efforts to provide Upper School students with the opportunity to further develop their physical, mental, and spiritual potential through athletics and co-curricular activities.

Each year FoNDA contributes to a variety of NDA co-curricular clubs and athletic teams. For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, FoNDA contributed a total of $9,029.70 across the Upper School, including:

  • $3,350 to co-curricular activities
  • $777 to Senior Night
  • $1,363 to the Sports Banquet
  • $1,789 for sports and equipment 
  • $1,750 to fund seven $250 scholarships for graduating seniors

For a complete list of contributions see the FoNDA page on the Parent Portal. In addition to supporting groups directly, FoNDA sponsors athletics Senior Nights for all sports with cakes and flowers.

FoNDA raises money through FoNDA FUNdraisers and Concessions Sales. All money raised goes directly back to the Academy in direct benefit to the girls. We ask that every Upper School parent consider participating by purchasing something you are already buying like mums, wreaths or ice cream; manning a concession stand for a game or program at s sporting or drama event; and coming to Trivia Night which is a fun night out for a great cause. We also have raffle tickets for great prizes given away at the Sports Banquet (need not be present to win)!

All parents of Upper School students are welcome at any FoNDA meeting. We currently meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room across from the parlors at the main entrance.

Please click on an active link below for our current fundraiser information and purchase page:

Annual FoNDA FUNdraisers

Fall Mum Sale

Christmas Wreath &
Kissing Balls 

Trivia Night

Ticket   Order Form

Sports Banquet
September November Late Winter June

FoNDA Board

Russell Gavlak, President

William Ma, Vice President

David Bradley, Treasurer

Julie Ma, Secretary


Get Involved!

To get involved or become a part of FoNDA, contact us at FoNDA meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Academy Conference Room.

banquet room

Sports Banquet Raffle sponsored by FoNDA