MND Annual Fund

Mount Notre Dame remains strong and resilient thanks, in part, to the support of many benefactors to the Mount Notre Dame Annual Fund. Investments in this fund help us cover annual costs so that we can continue to live out our mission of “educating and empowering young women to learn, live, lead and serve”.  The trust our constituents have shown in valuing the mission of MND is greatly appreciated and we assure you that the core values established by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1860 are just as important today as they were over 160 years ago.

Each year Mount Notre Dame asks our alumnae, parents, faculty/staff and friends to invest in our mission with a gift to the Mount Notre Dame Annual Fund. No matter the amount of the gift, your investment enables current students to receive an education that will serve them for a lifetime. You can be assured that your investment is paying rich dividends in the lives of these young women now and in the future.

For more information about the Annual Fund and how you can help, please contact Mrs. Abby Dean Held ’02 at 513-821-3044 ext. 105 or

2023 – 2024 Mount Notre Dame Annual Fund

This year we are excited to share the story of a young woman who has been empowered through a Mount Notre Dame education. We invite you to follow the story of Ms. Mary Bahala ’23, in both our outreach to you through the year, as well as on this website, as we will share pieces of her story, little by little throughout the year.

Part 1 – Meet Mary

Mary began life alongside her family in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The entire family worried daily about the safety of their family and home.  Eventually Mary’s family made the difficult decision to flee to Uganda as refugees. After several years in Uganda, at age seven, Mary’s family had the opportunity for a better life in the United States. Everyone in the family packed up their belongings and made the journey to America.

The hope for a BOLD FUTURE was becoming a reality as Mary and her family settled into the states and began to search for a place to live, work, and receive an education they knew would be the key to their family’s future.

Want to learn more about Mary? Keep an eye out for our next outreach where we will share more of Mary’s journey through grade school, high school, and beyond!

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Matching Gift Program

Double or triple your investment! CLICK HERE to see if your company provides matching gifts. If they do, please mail your company’s matching gift form c/o Mount Notre Dame, 711 East Columbia Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 or email

President’s Circle

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