Sorin Society


Sorin Society Impact Report 2021-2022

Catholic mission. An unsurpassed undergraduate education. Financial aid.

The vision of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to create a university that would be one of the most powerful means of doing good in the world, is rooted in these principles. In the 2021-2022 academic year, members of the Sorin Society continued to ensure that students receive the distinct educational experience that only Notre Dame can offer.

Gifts from Sorin Society members primarily fund the University’s commitment to meet the full demonstrated financial aid needs of every Notre Dame student—a commitment made by fewer than 60 universities in the country. They also give University leaders the flexibility to further our Catholic mission, enhance student life and experiences, and fund emerging priorities and areas of need.


The number of students who received a $10,000 scholarship from Sorin Society funding

$22.7 Million

Total impact in dollars raised by Sorin Society members in the 2021-2022 academic year


The percentage of Sorin Society funds that were used to meet the financial aid need of Notre Dame students

Colton Kammes '23

Being at Notre Dame has been invaluable to me. I have found where I belong like never before, and it has allowed me to thrive. I share academic challenges with my classmates in Computer Engineering, a community within Carroll Hall which is always incredible to come home to after a long day, and friendships in the band, which has helped me grow so much as a person. Without your generosity, I would never have gotten the opportunity to become the person I am today, and I am truly grateful."

Making Notre Dame a Reality

With increased need from families of current students and one of the largest undergraduate enrollments in a given academic year, Sorin Society funds were more critical than ever.

An Experience Unlike Any Other

Over $2 million of Sorin Society funds, or about 10% of total funding, was used to provide the full Notre Dame experience to our students. From residential communities to unmatched academics, Sorin Society funds made the most distinct undergraduate experience in the country possible.

The Gift of Notre Dame

Gifts to the Sorin Society fund the expansion of campus programs and experiences rooted in the Catholic tradition. Through these gifts, Notre Dame continues its mission to provide an education focused on forming the hearts and minds of our students.

Katie Rose '09 and Tim Flannery '08

As two first generation Domers, we will forever feel blessed to have found each other and a home away from home at Notre Dame. We are very fortunate to be able to give back through the Sorin Society and to help current and future students create their own Notre Dame experience. We love being able to get back to campus and really appreciate and enjoy the Sorin Society experiences that have helped us indoctrinate our young children as Irish fans!"