March 4, 2017 - Savannah Center
What is The Grande Gala?
The Grande Gala is Mount Notre Dame’s premier annual fundraising event. Each year parents, alumni and friends of MND come together to raise funds for Our Lady’s Fund.
A dinner auction is put together inspired by a theme. Guests participate in games and raffles while enjoying the complementary bar and hors d’oeuvres. Hundreds of Silent auction items are available for guest to bid on before enjoying an elegant sit down dinner and dessert. Following dinner our professional auctioneer will lead us in our LIVE auction. Unique Experiences, vacation homes, coveted tickets to entertainment events & more.
Who Benefits from The Grande Gala?
Proceeds from The Grande Gala go towards:
- Tuition Assistance & Scholarships
- Spiritual Development
- Academic Programs
- Student Activities/Extra Curricular Activities
- Facility & Classroom Improvements
How is The Grande Gala Planned?
Each year MND asks a person or persons to chair The Grande Gala. With the leadership of The Grande Gala Director they work together to form various committees. These committees are each headed by a chairperson, are then responsible for a part of the overall event. These committees are made up of volunteers. These volunteers give their time and talent to The Grande Gala.
The Grande Gala is a great time to come together and meet other parents or as an alumni to stay connected with MND. The friendship made through this camaraderie last a lifetime.
Where do Auction Items/Contributions come from?
Many of the gifts are received at Gift Gathering parties, hosted by MND families. MND also receives tax deductible donations such as vacation stays, gift cards, services, and other tangible items from area merchants. The Grande Gala also has a gift gathering committee that solicits area businesses for donations.
What is a Gift Gathering Party?
A gift gathering party is an opportunity for people to get together, have fun, and bring a gift for the Auction. A party can be as simple or elaborate as you like. It can be a theme party or a friendly gathering. Gift gathering parties have proven to be an integral part of the past success of The Grande Gala and play an important role in the gathering of gifts for the event. Parents, alumnae, neighbors, friends and business associates are invited. Parties are hosted by those who graciously provide an informal social opportunity to become acquainted with the other parents and friends of the community while collecting donated items for the auction. Look for parties listed in the monthly Grande News!