Calendar Cards: New Fundraiser for NDA


Gioia Cumicek, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Mrs. Claire Teitz, advancement service specialist, has introduced a new fundraiser for Notre Dame Academy.

This year one of the fundraising activities will be selling calendar cards. The oldest child of each family has received a stack of calendar cards with the months of October and November.

“NDA is continually looking for new and exciting fundraisers which are necessary to help build upon the tradition of an excellent Catholic education for our students.” said Mr. Geno McKenna, Director of Events and Alumni Relations..

For every day on each calendar a different amount of money is listed. Students have the opportunity to sell as many cards as they can. The cards are ten dollars each. The amount of money possible to be won each day is above the ten-dollar price of the card.

Every day at nine o’clock  in her office Teitz will draw a name, and the person picked will receive the amount of money for that day on the calendar.

If Teitz draws your name, it will be put back in so you have the opportunity to be drawn again– and again and again..

“You can never win less than you paid,” said Teitz.

There is a possibility that if you are lucky, you could would win $1800.

The cards should be sold and the money should be returned to Teitz by September 24. Participation is not required.

Teitz has never done this particular fundraiser before but believes that it will have a good outcome.

“Funds raised in the calendar raffle assist NDA in keeping tuition down and employing our awesome staff,” said McKenna.

NDA has other fundraising events that are held throughout the year. Last year Tritonfest raised over three hundred thousand dollars for the school and phonathon raised around $150,000. There is also a golf outing held in August to raise money for the school.

Teitz, along with others in the Advancement Office, try to find the most efficient and fun ways for students to get involved with helping to raise money for the school.

“We are grateful for the support of our NDA families. This is a close-knit community that continues to support one another in so many way,.” said McKenna.