Capital and Endowed Gifts
The school successfully concluded its capital campaign, “March on to Victory,” in the spring of 2019. A 26,000-square-foot academic wing named for Timothy Easterwood P’21 opened in August 2018. The wing houses collaborative learning classrooms, science labs, a robotics lab, and two fine arts studios. The Melissa Kozyra Greenhouse and Botany Learning Lab provides students hands-on opportunity to learn about the natural environment in relation to God’s creation. The Mary Courtyard, made possible by several individuals, has become the center of campus where students and teachers gather on warm, sunny days.
Donors support classroom renovations, improving athletic facilities and grounds, investing in technology and other programs that benefit the student experience.
Notre Dame is committed to keeping the cost of a Catholic education affordable to as many families as possible. Donors like you can help keep that promise. By endowing a scholarship, a portion of the annual earnings from your fund are used each year. You may specify the criteria—for students with demonstrated financial need, for academic achievement, entering from a specific school or district, and so on.
You may fund your endowment with a single gift or multiple gifts spread over time. Donors may fund it with gifts of cash, appreciated securities, or IRA charitable rollovers. Once the endowment reaches the minimum threshold, it will be eligible for awarding in accordance with the policy set by the Board of Trustees. Should you prefer to have your scholarship awarded before this time, you may make an annual gift to fund the award.
The amount for each year’s award(s) is determined annually based on the school’s distribution policy as of Dec. 31. The current amount is 4 percent of the average fair market value of your fund during the last 36 months. In other words, a $25,000 endowed fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship. Actual payout distributions are reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees.
If you would like more information about making a capital or endowed gift please contact the Advancement office at 248-630-7718 or email@example.com.