Thoughtfully structured planned gifts have the unparalleled potential to sustain and grow the University’s ability to serve a world deeply in need, while often affording exceptional financial and tax benefits to our planned gift benefactors.

Since Her earliest days, planned gifts have sustained the life and work of the University. It was in fact a planned gift of more than 500 acres of land from Father Stephen Theodore Badin that enabled the historic founding of Notre Dame in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of so many, Notre Dame’s distinctive, Catholic mission to be a powerful force for good in the world is alive and well.  There remains however much work to be done to ensure that the sacred mission of Our Lady’s University will continue to flourish for generations to come.

Those who have included Our Lady’s University in their estate plan can use this confidential form to inform us of those plans. Sharing these plans today with Notre Dame opens the door for the opportunities to:

  • Create a plan for your gift that fulfills your personal intentions and objectives;
  • Designate Notre Dame’s use of your gift;
  • Maximize the impact of your gift; and
  • Honor your benefaction during your lifetime

Benefactors also have the opportunity to become members of the Stephen Theodore Badin Guild, a giving society established for those who make a planned gift to Notre Dame.

We invite you to learn more about how you can ensure that the University’s sacred mission will live on— today, tomorrow, and forever.

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