Here are some important year-end gift reminders.

Online Gifts

Remember to make your gift online to the University of Notre Dame by December 31 to ensure tax credit and eligibility for the football ticket lottery. Online gifts completed no later than midnight in your time zone on December 31 will qualify. To make your gift online, go to

IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions be completed by 11:59 p.m. December 31 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made) in order for those gifts to count toward 2020 tax deductibility.

Phoned-in Credit Card Gifts

Phoned-in credit card gifts must be received by 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), December 31. To make a gift by phone, call 574-631-5150. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and daytime telephone number ready. After 12:00 p.m. on December 31 please use the online giving form at

Mailed Check

If you prefer, you can send a check, postmarked by December 31, to the University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Please be sure to include your gift designation. 

Wire Transfers and ACH Gifts

To receive 2020 credit, these gifts must be received into Notre Dame’s account on December 31, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. EST.

Mutual Fund Transfers

The deadline for mutual fund transfer requests is December 13, 2020.


Securities that are being used to purchase units in the endowment (expendable gifts, pledge payments, capital gifts) must be in the Notre Dame account no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on December 28, 2020 to be credited as a 2020 gift. If stock certificates are mailed, they must be postmarked by December 31, 2020.