Our 2019 Fundraising Campaign, Continuing the Legacy, is arriving in mailboxes now. So many of you have called or written to tell us how happy you were to see Sr. Hildie’s lovely face gracing the cover. Honoring her memory and her boundless love for IND was an easy thing to do. Filling her shoes as our School’s greatest champion, most beloved fundraiser and doer of good deeds will be much harder.
Many individuals and groups have stepped forward to help continue Sr. Hildie's good works on behalf of those who are needy in our city. Rest assured that traditions like her Thanksgiving efforts will go on. When it comes to helping our own students and supporting the IND that Hildie loved, we are once again counting on the generosity of our alumnae, friends, current and past parents, faculty, staff - and anyone who believes that developing girls with potential into women of purpose is the way to a better world.
Please consider a gift to our Continuing the Legacy campaign in any of the following areas:
- The Annual Fund provides essential unrestricted funds for the School to use in the areas of greatest need. Tuition dollars alone only cover a portion of the cost of educating a student, which makes these funds vitally important. The Annual Fund also allows the School to respond to opportunities that arise throughout the year to expand programming, enhance current facilities or increase the profile of IND. As a member of our community, your response to the Annual Fund each year is critical to IND's success and can be seen throughout the School in many ways. We are very grateful for your generosity and continued support!
- The outpouring of support after the passing of our beloved Sr. Hildie this spring -- and the commitment to carry on her legacy -- led to the creation of the Sr. Hildie Student Support Fund. This fund will provide tuition assistance as well as extracurricular expenses that Sr. Hildie was always quick to help with, such as class rings, fees for dances, athletic fees and graduation dresses, just to name a few.
- As IND continues to strive to be an accessible, transformative school for a more diverse population, the need for General Scholarship Support has never been greater. Often the difference between a prospective student choosing IND over another institution comes down to the amount of scholarships or tuition assistance we can offer. Contributions made to General Scholarship Support will allow IND to continue to fill the halls with eager, talented young women looking for an education that not only sets them apart from their peers but will also be a life-changing exprience.
Note: Gifts of $1,000 or more in any category will appear on a recognition wall in the School.