Capital Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund

(Minimum gift of $75,000 or $15,000 per year for five years.)

Being able to understand people’s differences and work to find common ground is at the heart of a lot of conflict resolution. The Summit has been building social justice, anti-bias and civil rights education into the curriculum for many years. To develop scope and sequence of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles from preschool through grade 12, we adopted and are benchmarking 20 standards grouped into four areas: Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action. Two of the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame education – provided to us by the Sisters – echo these standards: “We embrace the gift of diversity” and “We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person.” Your gift in support of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will help us continue to develop programs and support.     

We intend to build programing into The Summit experience to educate our students and provide professional development for our teachers in the area of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This may include but is not limited to fees and travel for faculty and students to attend the annual People of Color Conference sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.