Supporting the Program of Liberal Studies, Notre Dame's "Great Books" undergraduate program since 1950.
All donations received through this campaign will be used first for various operating expenses, including faculty and student events (such as the Opening Charge, All Soul's Mass & dinner, Senior Dinner, luncheons with alumni) and publicity for the Program and its activities. When our annual gifts exceed expenses, part of the money is added to the department’s endowment (to generate future interest) and part is used for scholarships for current students with financial need.
Our regular university budget primarily covers faculty and staff salaries, as well as basic operating expenses. We rely on donations and endowment funding to support a wide range of our other activities, as well as to provide additional financial assistance to students with demonstrated need (beyond the financial aid package given to them by the university).