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Quincy Notre Dame kicks-off its 37th Annual Fund Drive with a goal of $418,000.
Each year, two chairpersons take up the fundraising challenge to invest in future leaders of the community. This year, Ralph Oakley and Jennifer Winking ’84 are joining over 60 others who previously have donated leadership to the campaign as general chairpersons.
The business phase of the campaign, which has four divisions, runs for six weeks starting today.
The parish phase titled “QND Commitment Sunday” will be held March 1-2, 2014, in Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., Catholic parishes.
The final phase of the drive, held May 5-15, is the Annual Alumni Phon-a-thon during which QND students, alumni and friends will contact out-of-town alumni for support.
As a Catholic institution of secondary education, Quincy Notre Dame relies heavily on private support. The Annual Fund Drive has raised over $11 million.
QND currently has 421 students.
Dollars raised through the Annual Fund provide support for the operating budget each year. Tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating a student at QND (cost per pupil $5,850; tuition $4,900). The Annual Fund helps make up the difference after tuition revenues and other grants are exhausted. The Annual Fund donations are used for the present school year.
How can my gift make a difference for QND?
Every gift - no matter what size – makes a difference! Last year, gifts to the Annual Fund provided more than $400,000 in support of the school. Your generosity has an immediate effect. Gifts are added to the operating costs for the current year. What’s more, your support encourages others to give. Many foundations and corporations that offer financial support and other assistance are reassured of the integrity of Quincy Notre Dame because strong supporters are at the heart of its own community.