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Impact Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to Notre Dame and others.

Student Stories

Impact Stories

  • Gabrielle Tate '11, Scholarship Recipient
    Notre Dame, Our Mother. Tender, Strong, and True.
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  • Cathy and Jack Brennan
    Jack and Cathy Brennan Repay 'Tremendous Gift' from Notre Dame
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  • LeRoy Brown '52
    The Gift of a Lifetime LeRoy Brown '52 Shows Dedication to Law School Through Planned Giving
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  • Kathy and Hank '66, '69 J.D. Catenacci Family
    For eight straight years, virtually the entire salary of Hank Catenacci's mother, a supervisor at RCA in New Jersey-went to pay Notre Dame tuition for her sons, both of whom are Double Domers.
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  • Bob Conway '66, '05 J.D.
    Conway Finds Many Reasons to Participate with the ND Endowment
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  • Ruth and Paul D'Antonio
    Paul and Ruth D'Antonio's first gifts to Notre Dame were the tips that Paul would receive at Christmas time from his work as a mail carrier in Swarthmore, PA.
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  • Florence Dailey
    Her "Simple" Gift Will Benefit Notre Dame Students Forever
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  • Drs. Richard and Elizabeth Elmore
    Drs. Richard and Elizabeth Elmore met while they were both in graduate school at Notre Dame at a party after the first home football game against Purdue in 1968...
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  • Mary and Bill Fitter
    For England native Bill Fitter, the decision to attend medical school at the National University of Ireland, Galway, was the turning point of his life...
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  • John Gaski '71, '73 M.B.A.
    "It's not difficult to create a will, but it is important. The best time to do it is when you're young-and you'll never be younger than you are right now." -John Gaski
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  • Jim '51 and Jane Gillis
    Up to Bat for ND Students
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  • Joan '74 and Barry Gluck Family
    Combining an Outright Gift with a Trust to Reach Personal Goals
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  • Bill '54 and Joan Hank
    Bill and Joan Hank Provide for Future Generations at Notre Dame with a Gift That Pays Income
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  • Ellen Margaret Hayes
    Faith, family, education: this is the enduring legacy that Ellen Margaret Hayes passed on to her children, along with a joyful spirit and her great passion for music.
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  • Martin (Marty) and Jan Hiller
    Martin (Marty) and Jan Hiller met as freshmen at Trine University located in the far northeastern portion of Indiana (Angola) and married soon after graduation...
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  • Diane, Gary '83 and Peter '82 Kaneb
    Brothers Utilize ND Investment Expertise with Donor-Advised Fund
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  • Joe Mulligan '59 and Vince Naimoli '59
    '59 Grads Leverage Structured Gifts to Advance ACE
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  • John '64 and Judy Scully
    John '64 and Judy Scully Use IRA to Help Fund - "a Better World"
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  • Richard Skelton '12
    Third-Generation Badin Guild Member Richard Skelton Gives Back in Gratitude
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  • Michael J. Stephan '84
    Michael Stephan is well-versed in Notre Dame tradition. His grandfather earned a monogram in track at Notre Dame. A generation later...
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