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    Rockne Heritage Fund

    More than a coach and teacher, more than an innovator and a motivator, he is still unmatched today in college athletics.

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    2012 was a season long celebration of 125 years of Notre Dame football.
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    The Notre Dame experience is a powerful thing. Spirituality, academics, community service and athletics; excellence in all four of these areas is what Notre Dame offers a student-athlete, with the help of generous benefactors.

    Simply stated, this athletics annual fund is the cornerstone of Irish Athletics. It is the culmination of generous gifts, large and small, that allows the Athletics Department to support the mission of the University in a significant way.

    Throughout the year, two themes presented themselves in the feedback from our loyal benefactors: a strong belief in the University's mission and an understanding that student-athletes and their families need financial support now more than ever.

    There is no minimum amount required to join, and all annual Rockne Heritage Fund donors are invited to the Rockne Tailgate prior to the Blue/Gold game each spring and receive a quarterly e-newsletter.

    Members of the Director's Circle recognition society donate $1,500 (Traditional level) or $5,000 (Blue level) $10,000 or more (Gold level) to the Rockne Heritage Fund on an annual basis. These especially generous donors are eligible for an exciting rewards package and special contributor status for the football ticket lottery.

    All Director's Circle members receive

    • A personalized membership card with discounts at select on-campus venues
    • A memento emblematic of membership level
    • Select Notre Dame communications and publications
    • Invitations to special Director's Circle and Rockne Heritage Fund events
    • An ombudsman service for assistance with athletics informational needs

    Director's Circle Blue members receive the following additional membership experiences

    • An exclusive event during the Director's Circle Recognition Weekend
    • Access to the VIP Recognition Society Room, special Mass, and dinner after the game
    • One "Back the Irish" seat back engraving in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center for new members
    • Athletics Highlight DVD shown at the O.S.C.A.R.S. featuring all 26 varsity sports from the past season

    Director's Circle Gold members enjoy all of the above-stated membership experiences, as well as

    • Exclusive signature events at the annual Shamrock Series game
    • Two "Back the Irish" seat back engravings in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center for new members
    • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games

    How to Make A Gift

    • Send a check payable to the University of Notre Dame and send it to:
              P.O. Box 519
              Notre Dame, IN 46556
      or make a gift online: Make a Gift Now.
    • Gifts can be directed to any of the 26 varsity sports such as � Rockne Women�s Lacrosse, Rockne Men�s Golf, Rockne Fencing, etc. for the coach's discretionary spending.

    • Be sure to check if your employer has a matching gift program for athletics scholarship.
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