Blue Ribbon

Capital Campaign

As members of the Notre Dame Academy community, we share in a special bond that began over 110 years ago when the Sisters of Notre Dame established Notre Dame Academy. Since that time, over ten thousand young women have become part of the Sisterhood of NDA.

As graduates, we have been prepared for a life of success, service and personal fulfillment through the exceptional education we received and through the spiritual and moral values instilled in us by the Sisters. We now have the opportunity to do our part to continue our school’s mission and ensure that the same quality education is available for many generations to come.
Our goal for the Excellence Without Boundaries Campaign is $7 million, and through many generous donations, we are close to that goal with $6.4 million. With plans to construct a 21st Century Collaborative Learning Center, Student Commons and Food Court, a more modern and spacious chapel, and a new elevator for accessibility, we are confident that before we begin Phase 2 next summer, we will have the necessary funding to finish the project as planned. That being said, we still need to raise $600,000 and are currently reaching out to our fellow alumnae who have not yet participated in the campaign.

We, the Sisters of Notre Dame, along with the Schneider sisters, Gerry Schneider Zembrodt, Lee Ann Schneider Kordenbrock, and deceased sister Judith Schneider Blaschke, are offering an exciting challenge called, “Race to the Finish” - the “Sisterhood Match.” We have agreed to a $200,000 challenge and will match all gifts on a dollar for dollar basis through Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Every new gift or pledge to the Capital Campaign received by that date will be doubled until the $200,000 gift is matched.
If you have already given to the campaign, “Thank You.” If you have not yet participated, we encourage you to join us and the other NDA alumnae and parents to help us reach our goal. Simply return the enclosed remittance envelope with your gift or visit and click on the campaign box for the online donation form.

Please consider making a donation during this exciting match time. $400,000 will have a tremendous impact and put us very close to our final goal! Thank you in advance for being part of the Race to the Finish Sisterhood Match!



For over one-hundred years, Notre Dame Academy has been substantiating its own uniqueness in the competitive environment of education. As the only all-female college preparatory school in Northern Kentucky, Notre Dame Academy is proud of its Catholic identity and has established NDA as one of the area’s leading educational institutions.

Rooted in the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame and a strong commitment to academic excellence, Notre Dame Academy is a community of lifelong learners. Dedicated to providing a holistic education, NDA develops the God given gifts of its students and prepares them for the ongoing pursuit of knowledge. NDA builds confidence, celebrates excellence, and enables a future without boundaries. That’s the Notre Dame Life!

Please help us reach our goal of $7 million with a gift to the 

Excellence Without Boundaries: Empowering 21st Century Women 

Capital Campaign.



For questions about the Capital Campaign, 
call Nancy Goeke, Major Gifts Coordinator at (859) 292-1851.

Capital Campaign History

In 2007, Notre Dame Academy begin a landmark effort, the Making a Difference…Embracing our Future capital campaign, with a goal of $12,000,000 for campus expansion to take NDA into the 21st Century. The campaign was a considerable success thanks to our friends and community, raising $10,400,000 to improve and enhance our school. The campaign resulted in the completion of:

  • A state-of-the-art 425 seat Performing Arts Center
  • The Ann McCabe Buenger Alumnae Hall
  • A new soccer field and 8-lane track.