The Grogan Society proudly bears the name of Fr. Francis Grogan, CSC. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he served as a Sonar Technician aboard a US Navy Destroyer in WWII and decided to pursue the priesthood after the war. He eventually earned degrees from both The University of Notre Dame and Fordham University, and was ordained a priest with the Congregation of Holy Cross. He served 46 years as a priest and dedicated his life to educating, mentoring, and caring for the spiritual wellness of people across all nationalities and borders. On September 11, 2001, United Flight 175 was hijacked and flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Fr. Grogan was aboard that plane. Fr. Grogan was truly dedicated to the service of his country, to his ministry as a priest, and to the University of Notre Dame. He embodies the spirit of the Navy and Marine Corps.
The donations we receive will be put to use turning students into shipmates by building camaraderie within the battalion through friendly competition and MWR (morale, wellness, and recreation) focused events.
As of now, there currently are very few extracurricular activities Notre Dame NROTC Midshipmen can participate in beyond the classroom. By donating to and voting for our Grogan Society, you would be aiding us fund a structured effort to boost our unit cohesion and morale.