Priorities

Students come to Notre Dame to receive an unparalleled education and collegiate experience that wouldn't be possible without your help.

Gifts to the University may be directed toward any number of our immediate priorities—to benefit students whose financial status has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, to provide fellowships for graduate students, to offset the tuition costs for veterans, or any other cause listed below.

The needs are great, but so too, is our determination. Notre Dame invites you to be a part of something greater. By giving the gift of Notre Dame, you can make students’ dreams a reality, students who will make countless positive contributions to the world.

Our Priorities

  • Student Emergency Relief Fund

    Gifts to the Student Emergency Relief Fund directly benefit those students whose financial status has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Academics

    Gifting to Notre Dame Academics provides our undergraduate, professional, and graduate leaders of tomorrow with the unparalleled Notre Dame education of mind, body, and spirit.

  • Areas of Greatest Need

    Gifts to Areas of Greatest Need empowers Notre Dame to address its most critical priorities, providing University leadership with resources to face unprecedented challenges.

  • Athletics

    Notre Dame is home to one of the most recognizable athletic departments in the world, fielding 26 varsity teams.

  • Catholic Mission & Service

    The Catholic mission lies at the heart of our University. With your generosity, Notre Dame provides faith-based resources, retreats, and service programs to serve God and neighbor.

  • Fighting Irish Initiative

    The Fighting Irish Initiative ensures a Notre Dame education for all—awarding students who achieve excellence despite difficult circumstances with the resources to experience all facets of the Notre Dame undergraduate experience.

  • Financial Aid

    Notre Dame remains committed to meeting 100 percent of every student's demonstrated financial need, and we rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends of the University to do so.

  • Graduate Business

    Gifts to the Graduate Business Fund help underwrite fellowships for accomplished students and to compete against other top-tier graduate business programs.

  • Hesburgh Women of Impact

    The Hesburgh Women of Impact initiative, named in honor of Fr. Ted’s transformational legacy, was created to emphasize all the good that women have done and can continue to do for Notre Dame. 

  • Notre Dame Fund

    The Notre Dame Fund provides the University with the greatest flexibility to fund critical and emerging concerns, such as financial assistance for students in need.

  • Senior Legacy

    Senior legacy is the chance for the class of 2020 to unite and make our first gift to our Alma Mater. Let’s give back to Notre Dame which has gifted us with so much.

  • Student Life

    In giving to Student Life, you make the distinctive Notre Dame student experience possible, supporting our beloved residence halls, student organizations and clubs, and spiritual life.

  • The Law School

    Gifts to the Law School help serve in educating the next generation of compassionate and just lawyers by providing scholarships, career advancement, and academic resources.

  • Veterans Fund

    The Notre Dame Veterans Fund helps offset tuition and living costs for military-affiliated students, providing resources to continue their education here at Notre Dame to serve God and country.

Football Ticket Lottery Information

By making a gift to the University, you may qualify for the Notre Dame Football Ticket Lottery and become eligible to purchase tickets to watch the Irish play in Notre Dame Stadium before they go on sale to the general public.

Football Ticket Lottery Information