SND National Network Awards

The SND National Sponsorship and Network Office's National Network Awards Program has been designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of employees and/or volunteers in the SND Network to the achievement of the mission, vision and Charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame. More information about each of these awards and the nomination process can be found by clicking on the individual awards below.  If you have questions, please contact the office at 440.279.1102 or 

Transformative Leadership Award

This award recognizes employees or volunteers in the SND national network who inspire hope and excellence as they lead others to a fuller, freer life. As catalysts for growth, award recipients inspire the hearts and transform the lives of those with whom they minister.

Nominees for the Transformative Leadership Award demonstrate vision, mission effectiveness, and have exceptional, inspirational impact in relation to themselves, God, others, and/or creation.


Gospel Witness Award

This award recognizes employees or volunteers in the SND national network who give witness to Jesus’ spirit of compassion, hope, and joy, especially to those who experience poverty in its various forms. Award recipients reflect and nurture the Notre Dame charism, spirit, and mission within their professional communities and among all with whom they minister.


Father Bernard Overberg "Teacher of Teachers" Award

This award recognizes educators who honor Father Bernard Overberg’s legacy as a teacher of teachers. Father Overberg’s work had a profound impact on the educational vision and practices of the Sisters of Notre Dame. 

Nominees for the Father Bernard Overberg “Teacher of Teachers” Award demonstrate exceptional, inspirational impact on the formation and professional learning of teachers.

National Award Pin



SND national network award recipients will receive a 1.25" celebratory pin (pictured on the left) and a certificate of recognition.  Additionally, their name will be listed among previous award recipients in the SND National Network Award book, which is housed at the motherhouse in Rome. Award recipients are also listed on our website.