Notre Dame College Receives $500,000 Unrestricted Pledge

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $500,000 donation to use according to its own priorities.

Speaking anonymously, the donor stated, “The mission of Notre Dame College resonates with us in many ways, including the percentage of students needing financial aid and the number who are the first in their families to go to college.  We are delighted that we are able to help the College continue to move forward by providing the best academic and extracurricular experiences it can for capable and deserving students.”

In making the announcement, Notre Dame College President Thomas G. Kruczek said, “Part of the mission of Notre Dame College is serving students who are bright and deserving of a high quality, values-based college education, such as we provide. Through the generosity of such donors, we are able to offer more students an outstanding liberal arts education, a vibrant college experience and preparation for a successful career upon graduation. We thank our generous donors for their support and their confidence in our College.”

Since July 2013, the College has undergone significant capital growth including the addition of two all-weather athletic fields and the renovation of the south wing of Regina Hall to accommodate its Division of Nursing and Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences. Part of this most recent gift will go toward completion of the $3 million Regina upgrade project.

“Notre Dame College has been the beneficiary of many generous donations over the past 18 months. This most recent gift is yet another testimony to the fact that many people respond to our mission, believe in our students and want to support the very significant role we play in meeting a critical need for a values-based higher education that is accessible to a variety of students,” said Maureen Ischay, Notre Dame’s Executive Director of Development.

Enhancing the quality of its programs, increasing their accessibility and providing the highest level real-world experience available to students are hallmarks of a Notre Dame College education and are making the College a destination choice for students from Northeast Ohio and worldwide via online learning.



For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers 22 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or bjohnston@ndc.edu.