How does the money collected from the Annual Fund Drive impact QND?
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 $5,800 – tuition $4,700). The Annual Fund helps make up the difference after tuition revenues, endowment income and other grants are exhausted. Donations collected each year support the current school year's operations.
How can my gift make a difference?
Every gift -- no matter what size – makes a difference! Last year, gifts to the Annual Fund provided more than $440,000 in support of the school’s operating budget. 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.
35th Annual Fund Drive
Empowering the Next Generation
Quincy Notre Dame kicks-off its 35th Annual Fund Campaign with a goal of $405,000. Each year, two chairpersons take up the fundraising challenge to invest in future leaders of the community. This year, John Johannes and Julie Bowen are joining fifty-nine 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 Sunday, March 4th in Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., Catholic parishes.
The final phase of the drive, held April and May, is focused on receiving support from out-of-town alumni. Class agents will personally be calling upon out-of-town alumni for support in April, much like the business phase of the campaign. The annual alumni phon-a-thon will follow May 7-17 during which QND 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. During the past thirty-four years, this support has been outstanding. The Annual Fund Campaign has raised nearly $10 million.
The current educational cost per pupil for 2011-12 is $5,800. Parent cost (tuition) for the year is $4,700. QND presently has 386 students.
Quincy Notre Dame, as a Catholic co-educational school, seeks to build a community of learners among its faculty, staff, students and parents. Founded on faith in God and trust among its members, this community strives to make Catholic values an integral part of its existence. Quincy Notre Dame fosters an environment of consideration and acceptance, while challenging its members to develop their potential through strong educational and extra-curricular programs. Quincy Notre Dame strives to prepare its students to assume vital Christian roles in a constantly changing world.