From consistently being named one of the Top 20 universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” to our history of firsts—first American university to be lighted by electricity and first wireless message transmitted in the United States—the University of Notre Dame has always thrived on challenge. Today, we have challenged ourselves to build a Notre Dame that is both a great Catholic university for the 21st century and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world, one whose intellectual and religious traditions converge to make it a healing, unifying, and enlightening force for a world deeply in need.

We’re fighting for those suffering from complex issues like immigration; we’re fighting to lift people out of poverty in Nepal and around the world; we’re fighting to restore vision to the blind; we’re fighting for the 100,000 Americans infected with MRSA annually; we’re fighting for breakthroughs in the treatment of autism; we’re fighting to bring peace to Columbians affected by violence; and, we’re annually treating more than 1.3 million Haitians in a fight against lymphatic filariasis.

Over the years, we have cultivated meaningful collaborations and mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with philanthropic organizations that share our values and our vision. From the Templeton Foundation to the Gates Foundation, philanthropic organizations invest in and engage with the Notre Dame academy and its institutes, including the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, as well as Notre Dame’s Centers for:

  • Social Concerns
  • Ethics and Culture
  • Rare and Neglected Diseases
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Children and Families

Please consider partnering with us during this transformative moment for the University and the world. For Notre Dame, stewardship is a responsibility to safeguard assets entrusted to us, as well as a challenge to use resources wisely and to build them in significant and meaningful ways.