Ways to Give

Notre Dame School depends on the generous support of its alumnae, parents, alumnae parents and grandparents, Board, faculty, staff and friends. For those of you who can support our school and its students with a donation to our annual fund, we ask that you please do so. We are in this together.

There are many ways to make a financial gift to Notre Dame, and it is our hope that you will find a way that best satisfies your desire to support our community. Notre Dame School is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Tax Identification Number (FEIN): 13-1782481

NOTE: Notre Dame School is currently closed, but the Development Office is checking their voicemails and emails on a regular basis. If you have any questions and/or would like to make a gift, please do not hesitate to reach out to Elizabeth Bixenman, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations at (212) 620-5575 ex. 317 or bixenmane@cheznous.org. If leaving a voicemail, please provide your name, number and the best time to reach you. 

Make an online gift through Notre Dame School’s secure online giving site to support the deserving young women on West 13th Street. To make an online gift with your credit or debit card, please visit  https://cheznous.org/giving/give-now/

Zelle works by moving money directly from one bank account to another. There is no escrow or intermediary period where the money is held by Zelle. Instead, money moves directly from your bank account to your recipients in as little as a few seconds.

Zelle is free to use and doesn’t charge any fees for its service. However, because Zelle works with hundreds of banks it is always best to double check with your bank to make sure there won’t be any withdrawal or transfer fees charged to your account by your bank, specifically. As of April 2020, more than 500 banks have incorporated Zelle into their money transfer systems. Major banks that support Zelle include: Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Fifth Third, PNC, TIAA Bank, TD Bank, U.S. Bank, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

Send your payment. Send your gift payment using  the email “obrienv@cheznous.org”, which is tied directly to the schools operating account through Zelle.

Notre Dame School is able to receive wire transfers of cash donations. Please contact Elizabeth Bixenman, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations, at (212) 620-5575 ex. 317 or by email at bixenmane@cheznous.org for our account information.

To make a gift via direct mail, enclose cash, personal check or money order made payable to “Notre Dame School” and send to the following address:

Notre Dame School
Attn: Development Office
327 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014-1207

You may make a gift over the phone with a credit or debit card during the school’s business hours. Please call Elizabeth Bixenman, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations, at (212) 620-5575 ex. 317 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m EST.

Many corporations offer matching gift programs for their employees and their families. These programs often match dollar for dollar however there are many companies that match 2:1 or even 3:1. Click here to see if your company matches.

Notre Dame accepts gifts of securities other than mutual fund shares, such as stocks or other appreciated assets. This is often a great way to make a tax deductible donation that maximizes the full market value of your gift while avoiding the capital gains tax. Please contact Elizabeth Bixenman, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations, at (212) 620-5575 ex. 317 or by email at bixenmane@cheznous.org for our account information.

The Chez Nous Angels are a group of visionary donors who have made gifts through bequests and have thus assured the continuation of the mission of Notre Dame. If you have named Notre Dame School as a beneficiary in your estate plan, please contact Elizabeth Bixenman, Director of Development and Alumnae Relations, at (212) 620-5575  ex. 317 or by email at bixenmane@cheznous.org.

In December of 2015,  the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act was signed. As a result, individuals who have reached the age of 70 1/2 may donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) without treating the distribution as taxable income. Please contact your IRA administrator for more information.