Notre Dame's Alumni Council present two awards at this banquet annually, the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Jim Phifer Service Award.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to a graduate of Notre Dame who displays citizenship and community service in their respective community, exhibits strong leadership skills, has attired notable personal and professional achievement and reflects and supports the mission of Notre Dame High School.
The Jim Phifer Service Award is named after the 1st layman to serve as Principal of Notre Dame High School and is given to the individual who exhibits the same qualities of love for the school and service to the community as Mr. Phifer did during his tenure. The winner does not have to be a graduate of Notre Dame and is selected by the Phifer family.
Distinguished Alumnus Award Jim Phifer Service Award
2018 - Chris Grabenstein '73 2018 - Andy Marini
2017 - Dennis Haskins '68 2017 - Carl Labbe, Jr.
2016 - Bill Landry '68 2016 - Marlene Jabaley
2015 - '65 ND Irish Basketball Team 2015 - Dr. Lonnie Boaz, III '75
2014 - Steve Hammond '69 2014 - Billy '82 & Bucky '84 Dearing
2013 - Sister Mary Evelyn Potts '59 2013 - Jean Payne '78
2012 - Monsignor George Schmidt '62 2012 - Donald '82, Mark '80 & Ryan Stolpmann
2011 - John Foy '62 2011 - The Eberle Family
2010 - George Valadie '71 2010 - Johnny Hennen '64
2009 - Ken Mara '68, Judy & Mike St. Charles '74 2009 - Rick Hunter '67
2008 - Ray Fox '71 2008 - Viola Carson
2007 - Wendy Daugherty Ransom '90 2007 - Howard Sompayrac, Jr.
2006 - Dr. Christopher Downs '80 2006 - Barry Courter '81
2005 - Father James Danner '66 2005 - Chris Crowe '81