Areas of Greatest Need


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, so your contribution quite literally keeps the doors open and the lights on.

Furthermore, 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.

Give to Areas of Greatest Need

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Join the Sorin Society

The Sorin Society is a group of alumni, parents, and friends who provide Notre Dame with annual contributions that have a huge impact on all areas of the University while receiving access to many exclusive experiences on campus and around the world.

Together, gifts from Sorin members make up the largest portion of greatest-need spending each year.

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