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Mount Notre Dame established an endowment in 2003 to secure the future financial stability of the school. Endowment gifts are often in the form of cash or securities but also may include gifts of real estate, appreciated property and planned giving options. Endowment gifts can be paid over a period of years and maybe designed for specific named funds and scholarships. Endowment supports student financial aid, faculty development, academics, technology and various community service and retreat programs.

A fully-funded, named, endowed scholarship can be established with a gift or a pledge of $200,000. A half-funded, named scholarship can be established with a gift of $100,000. Pledge payments should be completed within a five-year period or designated through a planned gift.

A named, endowed scholarship can be established with a gift or pledge of $25,000 or more. Pledge payments should be completed within five years.

Named, endowed scholarships provide opportunities for individuals and/or families to invest in the ministry of Catholic education while helping fund a student’s tuition. A gift assists Mount Notre Dame in shaping a strong future and helping the school meet the financial needs of a diverse student body.

  • Scholarships may be named to memorialize a deceased family member or friend, or to honor a living family member or friend. The scholarships may also be named for a teacher, staff member, a department or a school project or club.
  • A gift may be given over a five-year period. A scholarship is awarded when the fund reaches the $10,000-level. If after five years the $25,000-level is not reached, the gift may be added to the Mount Notre Dame Scholarship Endowment fund.
  • Once the named scholarship fund has reached the $25,000-level, it becomes a permanent Named Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships are listed in the Mount Notre Dame Annual Report.
  • The total gift is tax deductible.

If you are interested in making an endowment gift, please contact Cheri Cunningham Stacey '71, Senior Advancement Officer, at cstacey@mndhs.org or 513.821.3044 ext. 112.

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