Nearly 25% of students rely on tuition assistance to attend Notre Dame High School. Gifts to support our tuition assistance program help to maintain our tradition of making a Notre Dame education possible for the most qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. 

ThirtyOne Women 

Mary Quilici '75 Aumack and Maria Bellafronto founded ThirtyOne Women in 2011 as a way to help girls from low income families who attend Our Lady of Grace Nativity School afford a Notre Dame High School education. The concept is simple - a group of 30 women committed to giving a fixed amount each month for four years. The outcome - four years of a Notre Dame Catholic education for one young woman who then becomes the center of the circle and the thirty-first woman. The money generated by each group of women covers the costs associated with high school education including tuition, books, uniforms and other fees. The first two recipients of ThirtyOne Women scholarships graduated in June, 2016. If you would like to join a ThirtyOne Women circle, or for further information you can find it here or email Beverley Dunn @

Impact Notre Dame

A new initiative to provide a full scholarship for a Notre Dame student over her four years was launched by four Notre Dame fathers — Pat Caldwell (Kelsey ’12), Paul Pashby (Michele ’15), Ashvin Patel (Sonali ’18) and Pete Scanlan (Shelby ’11) — who are passionate about the value of Catholic education, in the spring of 2016. “We want to make a Notre Dame education available to girls from low-income families,” said Paul Pashby. “With a donation of $75 per month, or $900 per year for four years, each Impact Notre Dame giving circle will cover the tuition, uniform, books and fees for at least one ND student during her enrollment at Notre Dame.” Similar to the giving circle of Thirty-One Women, Impact Notre Dame is creating a special community to strengthen families by supporing young women who may be the first in their family to graduate from high school. The program is currently funding one Notre Dame student. Join now or contact Beverley Dunn @

Alumnae Giving Circles

Alumnae interested in forming a circle to support a young woman with tution assistance are encouraged to join together. The class of 2003 has already made the commitment to support a young woman over her four years at Notre Dame.  It's a simple concept that can be customized for each class. For more information, contact Monica Gomez at or 408-294-1113 x2153.

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