Giving Societies

Rockne Athletics Fund

The Rockne Athletics Fund is a group of Notre Dame fans, family, and alumni, who join in the shared vision of providing the best academic and athletic opportunities for Notre Dame student-athletes. 

Members of the Rockne Athletics Fund receive exclusive membership experiences while providing a direct and immediate impact on student-athletes. Rockne members’ annual contributions bolster essential efforts such as:

  • Funding student-athlete scholarships
  • Providing robust nutritional stations and team-room provisions for all student-athletes
  • Expanding injury prevention, recovery, and rehab resources
  • Funding summer scholarships and study abroad opportunities
  • Improving team transportation


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Rockne Athletics Fund Impact

Rockne Athletics Fund members make annual gifts to provide Notre Dame student-athletes with the necessary resources to compete in every field. Being a Notre Dame student-athlete is a choice, where being challenged daily is the expectation. Each year, Rockne Athletics Fund members help shape Notre Dame’s distinct student-athlete experience by providing scholarships, health and wellness resources, immersive learning and study abroad opportunities, and facilities that inspire the competitive spirit of the Fighting Irish. Rockne members provided over $8 million in student-athlete financial aid and over $3.4 million in much-needed facility upgrades. In total, the Rockne Athletics Fund raised $19.3 million for Notre Dame student-athletes in the fiscal year 2022.

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Membership Levels

There are several levels of membership in the Rockne Athletics Fund. Each level of giving grants you additional member experiences.

Membership Level Annual Membership Monthly Membership
Jesse Harper Council $50,000/year $4,167/month
Athletics Director's Circle $25,000/year $2,083/month
Gold Level $10,000/year $833/month
Blue Level $5,000/year $416/month
Green Level $1,500/year $125/month
Irish Level $500/year $41.66/month
Rockne Young Alumni (Class of 2012) $1,000/year $83.33/month
Rockne Young Alumni (Class of 2013-17) $500/year $41.66/month
Rockne Young Alumni (Class of 2018-21) $250/year $20.83/month
Rockne Young Alumni (Class of 2022) $100/year $8.33/month


Membership Experiences

Members of the Rockne Athletics Fund gain access to exclusive events on campus as well as unique opportunities to interact with University leadership and students.

  • Exclusive Football Weekend Events

    Enjoy every Notre Dame Football weekend with invitations to exclusive events, including the Here Come The Irish Kickoff, Shake Down The Thunder Tailgate, and Ask Jack.

    Available to Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue • Rockne Green (not including Ask Jack)

  • 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 Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue

  • Exclusive Notre Dame Access

    Receive insider information from athletic leadership and coaches, locker room tours, Friday afternoon tunnel access (limited to two per season), and pregame field passes.

    Available to Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue (not including field passes) • Rockne Green (not including locker room or field passes)

  • Personalized Membership Card

    Spend less at your favorite spots through the on-campus discounts that come with your personalized ROCKNE membership card.

    Available to Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue • Rockne Green

  • OnwardND Concierge Service

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

    Available to Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue • Rockne Green

  • Content from Campus

    Enjoy exclusive monthly tips on health and wellness from Notre Dame sports trainers, nutritionists, and psychologists in our Wellness Wednesday e-mails! Additionally, receive the monthly Rockne Athletic Fund Newsletters, which touch on relevant Fighting Irish news and student-athlete spotlights.

    Available to Rockne Gold • Rockne Blue • Rockne Green • Irish Level


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