Gift Planning


From the beginning, planned gifts have had a tremendous impact on Notre Dame. It was essentially a “planned gift” of more than 500 acres of land from Father Stephen Badin which led to the historic founding of the University of Notre Dame by Father Edward Sorin in the year 1842.

Throughout its history, the University has benefited from planned gifts such as bequests, real estate, life income including charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities, and privately held business interests. Today there are many options for planned gifts available to you, designed to both meet your personal needs and help establish or strengthen your legacy within Our Lady’s University.

A legacy gift, or a gift through your estate, such as a provision for Notre Dame in your will or designating Notre Dame as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, may offer substantial benefits for you and your loved ones. A legacy gift to Notre Dame may:

  • Provide attractive tax benefits
  • Create a meaningful legacy by enriching the education of countless young people
  • Create lifetime income

Notre Dame offers many creative ways to structure a gift to Our Lady’s University through bequests, retirement plans, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and other charitable gift planning vehicles allowing you to advance the mission of Notre Dame and care for your loved ones. Our team of gift planning professionals would be honored to work with you to help create a plan that fulfills your personal desires and objectives.

Thank you for considering a planned gift to the University of Notre Dame.

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