$3 million to combat brain drain

Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff

The Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a $3 million grant to Notre Dame as part of a $100 million effort to attract and keep the brightest and most talented minds in the state. Notre Dame will use the money to recruit new faculty and graduate students.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the family that started the pharmaceutical business Eli Lilly and Company. Last year the endowment awarded Notre Dame $1 million to support a wide range of initiatives aimed at encouraging graduates of Indiana colleges and universities to pursue careers within the state.