This week we celebrated NDP’s third annual Philanthropy Week. A fun yet
The NDP GIVES Club is made up of representatives from every
NDP GIVES stands for:
- Investing . . . their gifts to support what they believe in
- Volunteering . . . to promote justice
- Engaging . . . students from the past, present,
- Serving . . . NDP and the broader community
In honor of Philanthropy Week, we asked a few of the girls from the club to share their insights on philanthropy!
What does philanthropy mean to you?
To me, philanthropy is giving back to one’s community. Emma P. ‘20
I think philanthropy means giving back to the community for the greater good of everyone. Jessica S. ‘21
Philanthropy means learning to dedicate time to helping people other than myself. It has taught me to focus on how my actions can benefit the people around me so that I can create better environment for everyone. Hannah G. ‘21
Why do you think philanthropy is so important here at NDP and in the world?
Philanthropy at NDP helps to fund so many of the incredible opportunities we provide for the girls here. It does the same thing for the world as a whole, through philanthropy we can create great opportunities for a wide variety of people. Hannah G. ‘21
Philanthropy aligns with our principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which we learned about in religion class. These principles instill the importance of taking care of others and giving back. Jessica S. ‘21
Why did you join the NDP GIVES club?
I joined the NDP GIVES club because I thought it would be a great way to meet classmates I do not know and wanted a chance to interact and speak with alumna and donors to know them on a more personal level. Emma P. ‘20
I joined the NDP GIVES club because I wanted to help NDP raise money and generate support for all of the amazing programs we have. Hannah G. ‘21
What has been your favorite part of the club?
Talking with alumnae and others during our thank-a-thons. You can talk to them about anything and there is always a common bond. So much has changed, but so much has also remained the same through shared traditions. Jessica S. ‘21
My favorite part of NDP GIVES had been talking to people about the ways their money and support helps to strengthen our community. Hannah G. ‘21
My favorite part of the club has been the phone-a-thons. I love getting to talk and speak with past NDP alumna, parents, grandparents, donors, etc. and getting the opportunity to get to know them. I love being able to speak about my current experience at NDP and hearing stories and memories of past students. Emma P. ‘20