Signature Events


Signature Events 

Each year the advancement office hosts our signature events in support of the Saints’ Fund. They are Culinary Festival, Golf Tournament, Casino Night and the Auction & Fashion Show. The Saints’ Fund raises money for immediate school priorities and has a direct impact on the overall student experience.

We hope you are will mark you calendar and join us for these exciting community events:

Culinary Festival | November 

Celebrated chefs from around the Valley gather under the stars on the NDP campus and delight guests with their culinary skills on this evening of music, food and fun. Booths from these local restaurant favorites are staffed by expert chefs happy to share their culinary tastings with guests. Held in the fall, the ease and flow of this event creates a casual atmosphere conducive to making new friends and catching up with old ones. 

Golf Tournament | December 

The NDP Golf Tournament is a school tradition. Held at Troon North Golf Club, the annual tournament is designed for golfers of all abilities. It is an 18-hole shot gun start with four person scramble format. The emphasis is on camaraderie and enjoyment for the benefit of Notre Dame Prep Saints’ Fund. The event concludes with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and awards. 

Casino Night | February

Sponsored by Dads Club, this casual event brings all the fun of Vegas-style gaming, live music, food and friendship to all adult members of our community. This is a time to go big or go home, as prizes are given to the biggest winners. 

Mardi Gras Giving Day | Tuesday before Ash Wednesday 

The Annual Mardi Gras Giving Day is a true celebration of our students (past and present) and all the wonderful programs that make Notre Dame Prep special. The day is filled with an 8-hour, student-produced livestream featuring stories about students, alumni, the arts, athletics and much more! We ask everyone in our community to #giveitup4NDP!

Auction & Fashion Show  | May 

Our gala auction fashion show includes silent and live auctions with amazing items. The featured entertainment for the event is provided by graduating seniors in a fashion show complete with three runways, music and videos. The evening is festive, fun and the proceeds support the Saints’ Fund. 

For information about volunteering or sponsorship opportunities for these events, contact Heather Weurding, Assistant Director of Advancement for Special Events & Outreach at 480-634-8284.



Lyric Naquin
Director of Advancement

Heather Weurding
Assistant Director of Advancement for Special Events and Outreach

Jenni Douglas
Assistant Director for Annual Campaigns and Constituent Relations

Mary Lou Lachvayder
Assistant Director of Admissions and Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Patty Rivera
Assistant Director of On Campus Events

Karen Olson
Advancement Coordinator