Notre Dame Fund


Notre Dame Fund Annual Giving Impact Report 2021-2022

Catholic mission. An unsurpassed undergraduate education. A force for good.

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 2021-2022, Notre Dame Fund donors continued to ensure that students receive the distinct educational experience that only Notre Dame can offer.

Through gifts of all sizes, alumni, parents, students, and friends make a powerful difference in the lives of current students each year by donating to the Notre Dame Fund. The Notre Dame Family gave more than $4.8 million through the Notre Dame Fund in fiscal year 2021-2022.

Thanks to donors like you who give to vital annual giving programs across the University, Notre Dame can:

  • offer more scholarships to students; recruit and retain outstanding faculty; bolster emerging research
  • deliver new courses and other learning resources
  • provide support for athletics
  • allow university leaders to rapidly respond to critical and emerging priorities

On behalf of all of our students whose Notre Dame experience was further enhanced by your generosity, thank you! Notre Dame is a unique university, evidenced not only by the care and impact displayed by the Notre Dame Family, but also by how our students become future leaders who are forces for good in the world.


The percentage of students who received financial aid in 2021-2022 because of donors like you.


The median need-based scholarship awarded to incoming first-year students

$4.8 Million

Dollars given by loyal members of the Notre Dame Family, like you, through the Notre Dame Fund


Record-setting number of donors who made a gift to Notre Dame through any fund or cause, investing in students, faculty, and the Catholic mission of the University


Alumni participation rate, an indicator of alumni satisfaction and belief in the mission and vision of the University


Fully funded tuition and fees scholarships for students from donors who made gifts of $200 and less

Cam Taylor ’23

Duncan Hall has given me so many great memories, but my best memories are from being President, and specifically leading our hall council. Seeing all of my brothers gathered in one spot every week at the same time was special for me. Juniors mingled with first-years, and the dorm came together for a peaceful and energetic 30 minutes once a week. I want to thank the alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame who make my Notre Dame experience possible so I can have these great memories and friendships.

Making Notre Dame a Reality

More than 70% of Notre Dame students receive some form of financial aid. The median aid package to meet need-based aid is $50,000. Annual giving donors make Notre Dame a reality for students like Cam.

An Experience Unlike Any Other

When students can experience life outside of the classroom, remarkable moments of self-discovery are made. Whether a student is learning to lead through hall council, taking their first service trip through Center for Social Concerns, attending mass at the Basilica, or spending the summer doing undergraduate research, your generous commitment ensures they are learning to be a force for good in all that they do.

The Gift of Notre Dame

Whether a student is first generation, returning legacy, or suddenly experiences an unexpected financial change, your annual gift through the Notre Dame Fund allows the University to rapidly respond and keep the best and brightest enrolled and thriving at Notre Dame. Thank you for giving the gift of Notre Dame.

Zachary Bequette ‘17, ND Loyal Volunteer

I love being connected to the University and making a difference for current and future students through both my own giving and by inspiring others to do the same through the ND Loyal Volunteer program. It is also a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends while making a difference for Notre Dame students!