Areas of Greatest Need
Your gift to Notre Dame's areas of greatest need ensures the University we love can strengthen critical priorities and respond confidently to new challenges and opportunities.
Gifts to areas of greatest need influence so many different areas of Notre Dame life. University endowment spending is restricted and only covers about 25 percent of the University's operating expenses each year. By designating your gift to areas of greatest need, you empower Notre Dame to bridge the divide between what's covered by endowment spending and what's needed to fund the University's emerging needs.
With this added spending flexibility provided by your gift, Notre Dame can quickly address student projects and initiatives, financial needs of students, unforeseen challenges, and new opportunities to strengthen our Catholic education.