Rockne Heritage Fund
The Rockne Heritage Fund is the first athletics annual fund ever named for the famed Notre Dame football coach, the first fund designated solely for all sports at Notre Dame, and already the most prominent fund created to improve the experience of the entire student-athlete population at the University.
Why the Rockne Heritage Fund?
The current cost of an athletic grant-in-aid at Notre Dame is approximately $37,000; and in fact, grants-in-aid are the largest single line item in the athletics budget. Meanwhile, over the last 25 years, the University's varsity athletics program has doubled in size- from 13 to 26 sports- resulting in a grant-in-aid shortfall.
Introduced two years ago, the Rockne Heritage Fund is geared to:
- Offset the growing cost of funding these scholarships.
- Give every coach the ability to recruit the best and the brightest.
- Offer every student-athlete the opportunity to compete on a national championship team.
The University's athletic tradition may be unparalleled, but each year the competition gets tougher, the recruiting more aggressive.
All Notre Dame alumni, parents and friends interested in supporting Notre Dame athletics are encouraged to make a gift to the Rockne Heritage Fund. There is no minimum donation required.
How to make a gift:
*For more information, please call Maureen McNamara (574) 631-7362.
**Check your employer's guidelines for matching gifts to athletics programs.
***Ticket assistance available for home football games for gifts of $1,000 or greater.