Remember or honor someone by making a gift to the Memorial & Tribute Program. A beautiful card featuring a photo taken by one of the Sisters, will be sent to the person you designate, acknowledging your thoughtful remembrance.
We provide your name to the to the family, keeping individual gift amounts confidential.
A Memorial Gift is a meaningful way to remember a special person, a loved one or a Sister who has passed away.
A Tribute Gift is a way to celebrate a special occasion or encourage someone who is sick or for any reason that is meaningful to you. For the person who may have everything, a gift celebrating a birthday, holiday, anniversary, retirement or other special occasion is perfect.
Sample wording for friends and family to use in an obituary:
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1520 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 or online at snddenwest.org.
Memorial & Tribute Program Donor Spotlights:
Like many of our donors and friends, Dennis Lucey (Mt. Carmel '54), can point to a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur whose dedication as a teacher exerted a strong positive influence in his life. In Dennis's case, it was Sr. Veronica Skillin, his seventh grade teacher at Mt. Carmel in Redwood City, who was "one of the great teachers and one of the great influences" in Dennis's life.
As Dennis explains, "she gets credit for keeping me on the right track. I always knew that she had my best interests at heart." In recognition of Sr. Veronica's influence on his life, Dennis made gifts to the Sisters in honor of Sr. Veronica while Sr. Veronica was living, and since her death in 2015, he continues to make gifts to the Sisters in her memory through our Memorial & Tribute program.
Blessed with a large circle of family and friends, Notre Dame San Francisco graduate Rose Marie O’Leary regularly makes time to congratulate others, offer birthday and wedding anniversary wishes, or extend a "get well soon" with prayers. “I just want my family and friends to know I’m thinking of them.”
Most of Rose Marie’s remembrances are made on the anniversary of someone’s death. It has been important to Rose Marie to connect her thoughtful remembrances with the Sisters of Notre Dame with something more than a card, a prayer. Over 500 times, Rose Marie O’Leary has made a gift to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who share her belief in the power of prayer. “The Sisters were such a gift to me,” Rose Marie says, “so why not give back to them?”
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