Notre Dame Preparatory School’s Foundress Society honors distinguished alumnae and other members of the NDP Community who embody the spirit of Notre Dame Prep and advance the mission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Visitors to campus may view the Foundress Society display in the main foyer. Foundress Society inductions take place every five years, but nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. To nominate an individual, contact the NDP Advancement Office at 410-583-8797.
Created in 2010, as part of Notre Dame Preparatory School's “50 Years on Hampton Lane” celebration, the “Hampton Award” recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the school, particularly the Hampton Lane campus.


Foundress Society Inductees

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • ↓ Criteria for Foundress Society Nominations

    • If an alumna, a degree-earning graduate 10 years out from time of nomination
    • A person of integrity who shows exceptional dedication and service reflective of the SSND mission and who, by her/his actions, works to better our world
    • A person who lives out the mission and philosophy of NDP
    • She/He may be living or deceased
    • Ideally, she/he has had a direct impact on the NDP community
  • ↓  2015 Inductees

    • Jacqueline Buedel ’73: Formerly president of Steel and Wire Products, one of NDP's first trustees, current Board member, first recipient of the Mother Caroline Friess, SSND, Distinguished Alumna Service Medal, and long-time volunteer
    • Sister Kathleen Feeley, SSND, Ph.D.: ’46: Former long-time president of Notre Dame University of Maryland (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland); served in Africa and Southern Sudan
    • Christine Murry Kaiser ’68: celebrating her 35th year as an NDP educator and Dean of Students
    • Bette Ellis O’Conor ’46*: (posthumously) driving force behind the establishment of the Better Ellis O'Conor Humanities Program
    • Sister Delores Marie Todd, SSND ’48: NDP volunteer and faithful alumna
  • ↓  2012 Inductee

    • Sister Marian Sullivan, SSND: long-time NDP math teacher and Dean of Students, on the occasion of her 60th Jubilee as a School Sister of Notre Dame
  • ↓  2010 Inductees

    • Catherine Byrne Doehler ’36: The first female member of the Federal Reserve Board
    • Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D.: Headmistress of Notre Dame Preparatory School from 2005-present
    • Sister Patricia McLaughlin ’61, SSND: Executive Director of the Caroline Center, a job training center program for women
    • Susanne Albert Nichols ’51: Art teacher; NDP’s longest tenured faculty member having come to t he school
    • Jeanette Glose Partlow ’75: President of Maryland Chemical Company
    • Wendy Ann Strassner ’82: former Chairperson of the Sacred Heart Haiti Ministry and former President of ServeHAITI

Hampton Award Winners

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • ↓  2015 Honorees

    • Mike & Sue Abromaitis: long-term volunteers and supporters of NDP, including of the Josanna Abromaitis Social Service Fund and former school Board member (Michael)
    • Michael & Honey Constantine: long-time volunteers for Notre Dame; in particular, Michael has served as a trustee (in non-consecutive terms) for nearly 20 years
    • P atricia Ennis Groeninger : long-time Middle Level coach and physical education instructor; founded NDP’s Sisters Academy Service Camp; continues to volunteer in numerous capacities well after her retirement in 2007
    • Houston MacIntosh, M.D.* & Diane Dippold MacIntosh, Ph.D., ’58: sponsors of The MacIntosh Women’s Lecture Series, which ran from 2007-2011, and The MacIntosh Library Reading Room; the Drs. MacIntosh also established The Margot and Diane Dippold Women’s Collection, including books by, for, and about women
    • Robert & Carol Swam: long-time school volunteers; in particular Robert served on the inaugural NDP Board of Trustees
  • ↓  2010 Honorees

    • Michael J. Batza, Jr. & Patricia Kay Batza: Long-time supporters of NDP; Mr.s Batza was a member of the school's first-ever Board of Trustees
    • Jane Feldmann Cook ’71: dedicated NDP volunteer archivist
    • Henry J. Knott, Sr.* & Marion I. Knott* (*posthumously): Baltimore philanthropists and long-time friends of Notre Dame Preparatory School
    • James P. O’Conor & Bette Ellis O’Conor ’46: Mr. O'Conor was intrinsic to the land deal which facilitated the purchase of the Hampton campus; the O'Conors founded the Bette Ellis O'Conor Humanities Program.
    • Lawrence R. Rachuba & Diane DeChiaro Rachuba ’59: long-time volunteers and supporters of Notre Dame Prep.
    • Honorees

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An Independent, Catholic Girls School
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