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Autumn Gala

2019 Autumn Gala- Save the Date!

Planning for the 2019 Autumn Gala is in full swing, and the committees are working hard to provide an even greater experience for all. The 2019 Autumn Gala will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Summit Hills Country Club and will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, specialty games, and silent and live auctions.

Because of the success of last year’s event, we anticipate a sell-out crowd again this year. Invitations will be mailed in early September, but we wanted to give you this “Save the Date” information for your advance planning. You’ll be receiving much more information about the Gala in the weeks and months ahead.

We are confident that the 2019 Autumn Gala will again provide an exciting evening of friendship and fellowship for the parents, alumnae, and supporters of Notre Dame Academy. We’re hoping we can count on your attendance and support again this year.

Reservations will be available in early September, but until then, here’s just a glimpse of what is happening at the Gala:

The Golden Ticket

Purchase a specially designed chocolate and you could be the winner of the Golden Ticket! You will have the choice of one of three fabulous destinations:
  1. The Meritage Resort and Spa (Napa) 
    • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
    • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley
    • 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
    • 3-hour gourmet dinner for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train
  2.  4-Night Stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda 
    • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Bermuda
    • 4-night stay in a standard Fairmont room at The Fairmont Southampton in Hamilton, Bermuda
    • Daily breakfast for 2
    • Winspire booking & concierge service
  3. Tickets to THE PLAYERS Championship in 2020 at TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), Hospitality Club Access
    • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Jacksonville, FL
    • 2 tickets for the Saturday and Sunday rounds of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
    • Access to The Turn Hospitality Club, or similar
    • 3-night stay in a standard room at a Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or similar hotel in downtown Jacksonville

The following is just a sampling of some of the items that will be offered in the Live and Silent Auctions:

  • Pappy Van Winkle- 23 Year!!
  • Scottsdale Spa and Resort 
  • 2020 Macy's Day Parade Grandstand Tickets for 4 and $1500 Visa Card
  • Charleston Condo for a Week
  • Pedal Wagon Experience with the Principal AND Sisters Mary Paul Ann and Rachel
  • Disney Park Hopper Passes
  • Hilton Head Getaway
  • Emperor’s Dinner for 12 at the Oriental Wok
  • Senior Graduation Package
  • Thurby Experience to Churchill Downs
  • Fighting Irish Football Tickets
  • Xavier, University of Dayton, and Bellarmine University Tuition Grants
  • Party at the Gardens
  • Bonefish Restaurant Excursion for 10
  • Smoky Mountain Getaway
  • An adorable puppy- breed to be determined
  • And much much more!

Other highlights throughout the evening are:

  • 10x Raffle
  • Signature Cocktails
  • Basket Boutique
  • Bourbon and Wine Cellar
  • First Choice

Also new this year: Panda Gala Golf and Secret Bourbon Bid!


Thank you to our Autumn Gala Corporate Event Sponsors:
Stull Orthodontics
Mayfield Brain and Spine
Cindy and Mike Hemsath

Don’t miss out on this very special evening! Questions regarding the Gala can be directed to Nancy Goeke goeken@ndapandas.org, Taffy Hebbeler taffheb@fuse.net, or the NDA Advancement Department at 859.292.7729.