Giving Societies

O'Hara Society

John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C.—the first dean of Notre Dame’s College of Commerce, which would later become the Mendoza College of Business—wrote in 1923 that “the primary function of commerce is service to man­kind.” Almost one hundred years later, these words still ring true. At Mendoza, students are empowered to become leaders of character with business minds and servant hearts.

Gifts from O’Hara Society members provide crucial financial assistance to graduate business students, ensuring they are able to come to Notre Dame for their formative business education.

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O'Hara Society Impact

O’Hara Society members have an incredible impact on Notre Dame’s graduate business students. Through these gifts, students who wish to become purpose-driven leaders in an environment that fosters care for the community and societal responsibility are able to do so. Gifts from members directly impact graduate business students through financial assistance and experiential learning opportunities, such as Mendoza’s signature Business on the Frontlines program. Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business educates leaders who are able to go out and make powerful changes in the world, and O’Hara Society members help these future leaders come to Notre Dame.

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Membership Levels

There are several levels of membership in the O’Hara Society, and each level entitles its members to certain experiences.


Membership Level Annual Membership Monthly Membership
Dean's Circle $25,000/year $2,084/month
Gold Level $10,000/year $834/month
Blue Level $5,000/year $417/month
Green Level $1,500/year $125/month
Graduate Business Alumni within 5 years of graduating (Class of 2019-2023) $500/year $42/month

Membership Experiences

Members of the O'Hara Society More gain access to exclusive events on campus as well as unique opportunities to interact with University leadership and students.

  • Here Come the Irish Football Show

    The Here Come the Irish Football Show, hosted by Vic Lombardi '91 and Super Bowl Champion Ryan Harris '07, will break down the upcoming matchup and offer predictions alongside members of our Giving Societies in advance of each game.

    Available to Dean’s Circle • Gold Level • Blue Level • Green Level • Associate Level

  • Football Ticket Lottery

    Qualify for early access in the Notre Dame Football Ticket Lottery and become eligible to purchase Notre Dame Football tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

    Available to Dean’s Circle • Gold Level • Blue Level • Green Level • Associate Level

  • Enhanced Football Ticket & Parking Pass Lottery

    Enjoy enhanced status in the Notre Dame Football ticket and parking pass lotteries.

    Available to Dean’s Circle • Gold Level • Blue Level

  • Exclusive Notre Dame Access

    Receive insider information right from University leaders and faculty through Mendoza Business Magazine, newsletters, impact reports, and on-campus events including the Here Come The Irish Kickoff, Shake Down The Thunder Tailgate, and special opportunities at the Mendoza Graduate Business Tailgate.

  • Personalized Membership Card

    Spend less at your favorite spots through the on-campus discounts that come with your personalized O’Hara Society membership card.

    Available to Dean’s Circle • Gold Level • Blue Level • Green Level • Associate Level

  • OnwardND Concierge Service

    OnwardND Notre Dame has an exclusive concierge hotline for Order members. Call 574-631-5198 any time and get answers to all of your Notre Dame-related questions from Notre Dame staff and students.

    Available to Dean’s Circle • Gold Level • Blue Level • Green Level • Associate Level


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O’Hara Society Forever Fund

The O’Hara Society Forever Fund is an fund invested in the Notre Dame Endowment that will provide important financial assistance for future generations of Notre Dame graduate business students. An estate gift of any size to the O’Hara Society Forever Fund will impact business students in perpetuity. Learn more about the O’Hara Society Forever Fund.

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