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Caring Hearts Fund

Notre Dame College enrolls students from all walks of life. However, occasionally, unbeknownst to staff and faculty, there are a handful of students who are admitted on their academic merit but who come to NDC without adequate family support and resources to matriculate successfully through their College years.

Caring Hearts Fund is a unique fund designed to help students through a desperate and unexpected circumstance with emergency funds.

Support Caring Hearts Funding would (but is not limited to):

  • Allow them to continue and complete their education without the burden of issues such as going without books or other school supplies because they are unable to cover the cost;
  • Help buy food so they do not go hungry;
  • Provide safe and appropriate transportation;
  • Allow them to purchase appropriate clothing for interviews;
  • Assist with securing safe and affordable housing.
  • Assist with medications/prescriptions or costs related to medical care.

Notre Dame College is committed to being a source of God’s great goodness and providential care to everyone in its community and, especially to those who are in extraordinary need. The funds will provide limited emergency support to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a catastrophic situation such as a death in the family, an illness or extreme poverty, or any position that would otherwise make attending class very challenging. Students are eligible on a case-by-case basis and when other possible resources have been exhausted. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid. The Caring Hearts Funds are awarded and are not considered loans and are not required to be returned.

The number of students who can be served by the Caring Hearts Fund is subject to the availability of funds, which are all provided through the generosity of philanthropic support. As it continues to grow, the Caring Hearts Fund will soon become an endowed source of support for students in extreme need.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

To contribute to the Caring Hearts Fund, please donate online below or mail your check, payable to “Notre Dame College” to:

Notre Dame College – Caring Hearts Fund
c/o Culeen Carey, Vice President for College Advancement,
4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121

Please note “Caring Hearts Fund” in the memo section of your check.

Donate Online

Notre Dame College also conducts its InnerCitySaints Award program each year to raise money for the Caring Hearts Fund.

Join us in shining a light on individuals who make a meaningful difference in Cleveland’s inner city urban communities.