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Notre Dame School will celebrate its 35th annual gala, An Affair of the Heart, honoring Carolyn and Buzz Crutcher on November 3, 2018 at Renaissance Dallas Hotel.  Buzz Crutcher has served on the Notre Dame School board for many years and was an active member of the successful 2014 Hearts & Hammers capital campaign. 

Event chair, Angela O’Brien, is a Notre Dame School (and Jesuit Dallas) parent.  “Notre Dame School has been such a blessing to our daughter and our family.  Our daughter thrives at school and looks forward to seeing her friends and learning new things every day.  Our family is grateful for the staff and teachers at Notre Dame School, and it is my privilege to give back to NDS by serving as the Event Chair for the 2018 An Affair of the Heart.  It is a fun and worthy event which brings much needed funding to so many students at the School.”

For over 50 years, Notre Dame School has served as a beacon of hope to students with special needs and to their families.  The school opened in 1963 with 19 students and four School Sisters of Notre Dame.  Today, NDS serves 160 students and young adults with developmental disabilities.

The gala is significant in the operation of the Notre Dame School.  In order to serve families of all socio-economic backgrounds, the tuition is set at half of what it actually costs to educate this unique population of students.  Even with the low tuition, additional financial assistance is offered to one-third of the students.  Proceeds from An Affair of the Heart allow the School to continue its mission of serving children with developmental disabilities for many more years to come.

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