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Areas of Greatest Need

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

By designating your gift to Areas of Greatest Need, you join thousands of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff who make Notre Dame possible. Endowment spending only covers about 25 percent of the University's operating expenses each year—your contributions quite literally keep the doors open and the lights on.

The vast majority of endowment spending is restricted to specific priorities. Gifts of greatest need provide University leadership with the flexibility to prioritize the needs of our students, award financial aid, take advantage of arising opportunities, and react to unforeseen challenges.