Welcome to Gift Planning
I know how deeply the Notre Dame family loves and appreciates Our Lady’s University.
The University of Notre Dame has been built on the generosity of thousands and thousands of people who love this very special place and everything it represents. The powerful impact of the loyal sons, daughters, friends, and benefactors of Notre Dame who are taking part in the Love Thee Notre Dame initiative and making planned gifts truly will help Notre Dame and her students forever.
May God continue to bless you, your family, and your loved ones.
Ever devotedly in Notre Dame,
Father Hesburgh—who turned 96 years old in May—enrolled as a student at Notre Dame in 1934. For more than three-quarters of a century—as a student, a priest, a chaplain to veterans, a faculty member, an administrator, and as its president from 1952 until his retirement in 1987—Father Ted has witnessed firsthand the remarkable life, growth, and advancement of Our Lady’s University.