Young women walk through our doors every day with unique hopes, ambitions and dreams. At Notre Dame, they grow as leaders, flourish as students and develop as advocates. The History • Vision • Mission Campaign will be transformative, constructing the Center For Women’s Leadership as the first classroom building of a larger campus master plan that reflects our mission and supports our vision. 

We are committed to expanding opportunities and resources for young women and becoming the Center for Women’s Leadership in Silicon Valley. This historic campaign invites everyone to participate with us by investing in the young women of Notre Dame through a pledged gift over 5 years, a one-time donation or through a bequest or planned gift.

Commitment to Women's Education & Leadership

Notre Dame High School has been providing a distinctive, Catholic, college-preparatory education for young women in the heart of downtown San Jose since 1851.

Join Us

Be part of the transformative power of women's education and leadership. Notre Dame educates today's young women for leadership, global citizenship and socially-responsible entrepreneurship. Our rich urban landscape and innovative programs cultivate young women with strong voices who will bring intelligent compassion to their world — young women who become active leaders in our local, national and global communities.


Purchase a commemorative brick to be placed on the Women of Impact Plaza as a lasting tribute to a woman who has been influential in your life.


Alumna Anna Fox '89

Anna's experience at Notre Dame, along with the opportunity to be part of this transformational campaign to construct the Center for Women’s Leadership, motivated her to make Notre Dame a philanthropic priority.

Alumna Parent Michaela Brody

Michaela Brody has seen, first-hand, the outcome of a Notre Dame education in her daughter, a graduate of the Class of 2002. “Notre Dame’s future and this campaign are important and I’m happy to do what I can to ensure its success.” 

Board Member John Sobrato

"This campaign is not just about a modern facility, it is about what the building will enable; more student centered learning, flexible engineering labs and project based rooms, dedicated spaces for career and life programs, prayer and meditation, and expanded arts."

Current Parents Ruth Ann McNees & Douglas Clark

"Supporting the campaign and the value system that creates our women leaders of tomorrow is one of the ways we choose to express our appreciation for Notre Dame’s contributions to our daughters lives."