One of the many things that makes ND such a special place is our ability to join together in support of efforts that benefit the Notre Dame community.

During this most unusual school year, we hope we can still count on you to support our largest fundraising event which benefits each and every member of ND community – our annual Gala Auction and Ave Maria Awards. This event raises necessary funds which go, in their entirety, to continue our great traditions and Crusader legacy.

In order to help us achieve our goal, we ask that you consider participating in any of the following ways:

  • Purchase tickets to the event or become an event sponsor (Click here for the form.)
  • Donate a gift card to your favorite establishment (restaurants, salons, spas, car wash, etc.) to be used at our table of chance (we hope to collect 100 gift cards valued at $20 or above.) Please contact Kristina Lomax at for information on volunteering or donating gift cards. Please submit gift cards by April 15, 2021 to the Notre Dame Main Office, addressed to “Mrs. Weber – Development Office”.
  • Volunteer your time the day of the event. Anyone serving a 2-3 hour shift during the event will receive a complimentary ticket. Volunteers are needed at the greeters table, selling 50-50 tickets, auction recorders, and table of chance. Please contact Kristina Lomax at for information on volunteering

This event is our opportunity to recognize our distinguished alumni, raise important funds for our school, and most importantly, enjoy a night celebrating the past, present and future of our Crusader Family! We hope you consider joining Kristina and me at 2021 Gala!

It’s always a great day to be a Crusader!

—Andrew D’Angelo, President