Catholic Mission & Service
Notre Dame's Catholic character informs everything that Notre Dame is. Your gift to mission and service strengthens the University as a place where faith and reason coexist, an enlightening force for a world deeply in need.
Father Hesburgh famously described Notre Dame as "a place where the Church does its thinking." With your generosity to Catholic mission and service, you empower not only this thinking but the direct action it inspires. Notre Dame is committed to serving those in need through volunteer efforts, innovative service-learning programs, and research to improve the lives of others.
The preeminent Catholic educational institution in the United States, Notre Dame is called to a spirit of inclusion and an earnest desire to serve. Your gift to mission and service helps Notre Dame extend and deepen our Catholic influence around the globe.