Support Notre Dame's United Way Compassion Fund amid coronavirus crisis

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Covid 19 has created much uncertainty for individuals across the world. Here at Notre Dame, we are committed to uplifting and supporting our community in a number of different ways. One way you can support fellow employees in need is by contributing to Notre Dame's Compassion Fund. While we are not in an active United Way campaign, clicking the donate button below, will allow you to provide a gift of financial assistance which will go directly to our campus compassion fund. Please contact Karrah Herring, director of Public Affairs with any questions. 


Economic Impact

Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.

The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well.

Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.

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$2.46 billion annual economic impact within the region

Find a Community Liaison

Public Affairs is the Notre Dame liaison for areas that include business, state and local government, nonprofit organizations, preK-12 education and community engagement.

In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit