The Annual Fund is the backbone of Notre Dame San Jose's fundraising program and is directed to the yearly operating budget of the school. 

Your support of the Annual Fund is crucial to the ongoing financial and academic health of the school. If you can only make one gift a year to the school, the Annual Fund is the most important. Contributions to the Annual Fund are leveraged when we seek support from foundations, corporations and other institutions.

All contributions directly benefit the education of the young women currently attending Notre Dame San Jose by ensuring the ability of the school to recruit and retain the best faculty, provide effective technology, and engage in community service and social justice activities. These funds will provide Notre Dame students with the skills and experiences that will guarantee her future success in our rapidly-expanding global world.

All gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We appreciate every gift, regardless of the amount.

Thank you for valuing the Notre Dame education, an education that is relevant in today's society with its urban setting, diverse student body, rigorous academics, service to others, and creative and personal discovery that form the women leaders of tomorrow.

If you have other questions, please contact:

Leah Schnoor
Executive Director of Advancement
(408) 294-1113 ext. 2181
E-mail

Through the generosity of the Parent Pledge Program, Notre Dame High School is able to keep tuition stable while maintaining and growing programs. Parents of current students are encouraged to make a pledge commensurate with their financial capability at the time of enrollment. Since introducing the parent pledge program, Notre Dame has been able to keep annual tuition increases under 4%.

The Parent Pledge Program is a critical element in funding your daughter’s education at Notre Dame High School.  As such, we expect all families to participate in the Parent Pledge Program by making a “stretch” gift on behalf of each child who attends Notre Dame. All gifts to the Parent Pledge Program are 100 percent tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is the Annual Fund? 

The Annual Fund is the backbone of Notre Dame San Jose’s fundraising program and is directed to the yearly operating budget of the school. 

The Annual Fund supports the recruitment and development of talented faculty, technology upgrades, curricular and co-curricular programs, and facilities enhancement – all the things that make Notre Dame High School a unique and distinctive place to learn and grow.

What is my expected level of giving in the Annual Fund Parent Pledge Program? 

All Notre Dame parents are asked to participate at a level commensurate with their financial situation. The Parent Pledge Program is a critical element in funding your child’s education at Notre Dame High School.  As such, we expect all families to participate in the Parent Pledge Program by making a “stretch” gift on behalf of each child who attends NDSJ.

What are the tax benefits of participating in the Parent Pledge Program? 

Your gift to the Parent Pledge Program is 100 percent tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If my employer has a matching gift program, does my employer’s contribution count toward the amount I pledged? 
No.  Although we encourage and appreciate matching gifts they are not credited towards your pledge amount.  Matching gifts serve as an additional way to support Notre Dame High School, and we appreciate your efforts in making gifts to the school go further through matching gift programs. 

Can the cost of the pledge be shared by more than one individual? 

Yes, however, this arrangement must be completed prior to the registration deadline by contacting Leah Schnoor in the Notre Dame Development Office at (408) 294-1113 ext. 2125 or E-mail.

What happens to my pledge if my daughter decides to leave Notre Dame High School? 

If your daughter decides to leave Notre Dame High School, you will not be expected to participate in the Parent Pledge Program.

What if I have additional questions about the Parent Pledge Program? 

Contact Leah Schnoor in the Notre Dame Development Office at (408) 294-1113 ext. 2125 or E-mail.

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