Challenging girls to become women of 
intellect, character, innovation, action, and faith

The Annual Fund

The annual fund has a critical impact on each of our girls and our dedicated faculty. It is the philanthropic priority of the School and we look to our entire community for support and participation.

The annual fund at NCDS provides unrestricted financial resources and allows Newton to attract exceptional students and faculty.

By supporting the annual fund you help to preserve our past while investing in the future of Sacred Heart education. Like other independent schools, we rely on the generosity of our alumnae, parents, past parents, trustees, grandparents, and friends to help us meet our operational needs.

Every gift makes a difference and helps sustain the legacy of Sacred Heart education.

Gifts to the annual fund make an impact on many of our programs, including:

  • Tuition Assistance for students in need
  • Curriculum development, the arts, retreats, and athletics
  • Faculty professional development 
  • Campus and classroom improvements
  • Technology resources and support

While parents at Newton may be asked to support other school initiatives and individual class fundraisers, we make every effort to minimize the number of solicitations. We do ask that parents consider making a gift to the annual fund first because this support is critical to our daily operations.

For more information contact Cynthia Nelson, Director of Annual Giving, at (617) 559-4711. 

Everyone is so fortunate to be at NCDS. A Sacred Heart education wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and sacrifices made by our parents, grandparents, benefactors, teachers, and donors who give their support.Delia Levine ’17, University of Pennsylvania '21