Members of the Sorin Society join in the vision of Notre Dame’s founder, Father Sorin, by empowering students with the resources they need to become forces for good in the world.
Gifts from Sorin Society members primarily fund the University’s commitment to meet the full demonstrated financial aid need of every Notre Dame student—a commitment made by fewer than 60 universities across the country. Additionally, through their annual gifts, Sorin Society members give University leaders the flexibility to further the Catholic mission of the University, enhance student life and experiences, and fund other priorities and areas of need.
About the Sorin Society
In the year 2015 alone, 75% of Notre Dame’s students received financial aid. With the help of the Sorin Society, the university is able to continue to meet 100% of every student’s demonstrated financial need. Since 1961, more than 775 Notre Dame Graduates have entered the Peace Corps – more than any other Catholic college or university. The Sorin Society provides funds to support Notre Dame’s commitment to the Catholic faith, meaning, and service. Notre Dame’s campus ministry provides students with a wide array of opportunities to strengthen their faith with programs such as the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Institute for Church Life. More than 80% of students participate in service projects while on campus due in part, to the funding provided by the Sorin Society. In addition to established programs and organizations, the Sorin Society funds “Areas of Greatest Need.” Notre Dame relies on funding from the Sorin Society to fund some basic, most critical needs such as the dorm renewal project and lighting refurbishment.
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