Class of 1965 Establishes Endowed Student Scholarship

Class of 1965 Establishes Endowed Student Scholarship

The Notre Dame College Class of 1965, in commemorating its 50th reunion, has given a gift to the College in memory of its group of graduates—a more than $34,000 endowed student scholarship fund.

This Great Women of '65 Endowment Fund will generate interest to provide for an annual award to an upper-class female student of high academic standing, committed to graduating from Notre Dame. The College's Financial Aid Office will select the award recipient each year.

"We hope that our class members will continue to have a positive and enduring influence on the Great Women of tomorrow through contributions to this fund," the Legacy Committee for the class said in a statement.

The Class of 1965 celebrated their golden anniversary with special events throughout the College’s Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Nearly 30 members of the extended Notre Dame community have donated to their endowed scholarship fund. Additional contributions are welcome.

According to the Legacy Committee, gifts can be given in these ways:

  • A one-time gift that can be in the form of cash, credit card or stock transfer

  • A gift over a period of years (The College can accommodate personal situations and establish pledge payments that may be made monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually.)

  • A gift through an IRA or estate (Recent changes in tax laws, particularly regarding changes to IRA distributions, may provide an ideal time to fulfill a personal financial planning goal while also serving to provide a lasting legacy to future generations of students at Notre Dame.)

Pledge cards also are available through the Development Office.

The Great Women of ‘65 Endowment Fund will be part of the overall College endowment, which contains funds that are invested for the long term.

Unlike current-use gifts, which are spent completely for immediate needs, endowed funds are invested, and the college may spend only a small portion of the income on those investments each year. The principal value of these funds is restricted in perpetuity.

Distributions of income and realized gains from the fund shall be used to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.


Development Department
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121

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