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Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit
May 7, 2022
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center 
Please note: The Skirball Cultural Center requires that all attendees show proof of vaccination. 
Keynote Speaker:  Bonnie Abaunza '82
St. Julie Billiart Award Recipient: Christine Bertero Landis '65
Student Speaker: Maria Ruiz '22

The Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit provides the opportunity for our donors and community partners to support our commitment to providing an exemplary Catholic education to young women from all socio-economic backgrounds. 

  • 2021-22 Tuition is $20,650.
  • NDA provides 33% of students with need-based tuition assistance ranging from $1,000 to $20,650; these students would have not been able to attend this year without the financial assistance.
  • NDA awarded over $1 million in financial support for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Since its inception in 2020, Making a Difference has provided almost $400,000 in tuition assistance.

Tuition assistance allows us to continue offering a seat to those who desire and deserve a challenging, nurturing, and safe educational experience regardless of ability to pay.  The Third Annual Making a Difference Scholarship Benefit is our first time celebrating together in person as we support tuition assistance. We hope you will join us with fellow alumnae, past and current parents, and friends!

May we count on you to make a difference?

RSVP or make your gift now!

To watch last year's event, click here!

For additional information, please contact Giuliana Battaglini '13, director of advancement and alumnae engagement, at (310) 839-5289 x 212 or 

Sponsorship Levels:

$25,000+ Julie Billiart Sponsor*
$10,000+ Platinum Sponsor*
$5,000+ Gold Sponsor*
$2,500+ Silver Sponsor*
$1,500+ Crown Sponsor*
$1,000+ Presidential Sponsor
Six reserved seats at the event
$500+ Crimson Sponsor  
Four reserved seats at the event
$250+ Regal Sponsor
Two reserved seats at the event
$150+ Individual Ticket
*Sponsors of $1,500 or more will receive a table for 10 at the event

Steering Committee 

Giuliana Battaglini '13
Nancy Coonis, Former NDASLA President
Cristina Cuellar ‘00 
Dan and Sonja Duffy  P’21
Jim Evans P’10 P’15
Tommy and Michelle Moreno P’23
Lilliam Paetzold '84
Cheryl Robinson ‘70