The Spirit of Notre Dame campaign

Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff

The University announced in May that it was engaged in the largest fund-raising effort in the history of higher education. The Spirit of Notre Dame campaign, the most comprehensive such effort in school history, seeks $1.5 billion. About 59 percent—$887 million—had been raised toward the goal at the time of the announcement.

Campaign priorities were identified in a strategic planning process that included administrators, faculty, students and staff, and resulted in the document “Fulfilling the Promise.” Those priorities include:

$485 million for overall University objectives, including $250 million for undergraduate financial aid endowment and $40 million for graduate fellowship endowment;

$660 million for the University’s four colleges and two schools, $445 million for endowment professorships and construction of a social science building, a College of Engineering facility, a Law School addition and an executive education facility;

$60 million for University libraries;

$81 million for centers and institutes;

$130 million for student life initiatives, including $76 million for four new residence halls and $30 million for a new student activity center;

$84 million for athletics, including endowment for grants-in-aid, and renovation and construction of facilities.

The campaign will end June 30, 2011.

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