The Annual Fund is Notre Dame's yearly campaign to raise funds supporting the ongoing education of its students. Notre Dame, like all private schools, relies on the generosity of its community to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Notre Dame education. The Annual Fund touches all aspects of the school. 



We are pleased to announce a Major Gift Initiative in support of the most significant undertaking of its kind in Notre Dame Athletics history. This initiative begins with a single premise: we will work hard and commit the necessary resources to achieve excellence in our athletic programs. Our relentless pursuit of new heights pushes us in our classrooms and on the field and reinforces our mission to develop each student’s individual academic, spiritual, and personal gifts. Aligned with Notre Dame’s commitment to civic engagement, the Athletic Complex will also serve as a space for community events. The new Athletic Complex will include new fields for football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, a new softball field and Welcome Center. At Notre Dame Schools, our student body depends upon alumni's support to achieve the level of success for which we are known. Will you support us by playing a part in the next phase in our school's history?



Are you considering a legacy gift to Notre Dame? There are many options and many variations of each. Notre Dame supporters may wish to remember Notre Dame in their wills, trusts, life insurance designations, and retirement assets. We recognize and honor all individuals who make this commitment. To make us aware of your planned gift, or for more information, contact Carrie Byrne Putelo at (315) 724-7118 ext. 35 or cputelo@notredameutica.org



Please consider a donation to Notre Dame's Endowment Fund. The endowment ensures that students from all economic backgrounds have the opportunity to benefit from and contribute to the Notre Dame experience. It will also help to provide resources to the growing number of families we serve as we:  

  • Continue to expand and enrich our schools programs 
  • Build on community and college partnerships 
  • Provide long-term financial viability 
  • Expand our global profile 

Each year, Notre Dame is fortunate to attract a large number of applicants who want to fulfill their dreams with us, yet every year, economic realities are making it harder and harder for families to help their sons and daughters reach their highest potential. In ever-increasing numbers, outstanding students - thrilled with Notre Dame and succeeding in their classes - are experiencing financial problems that seem insurmountable. As a close-knit community, we look for ways to help these students, thus the endowed scholarship fund. Our goal is to create a $4 million endowed fund that will allow us to grant $200,000 each year - over and above our yearly scholarship grants - to students who find themselves in financial difficulty. These students and others like them deserve our support! For more information, contact Carrie Byrne Putelo at (315) 724-7118 ext. 35 or cputelo@notredameutica.org

Thank you for your generosity.