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Ways to Give to NDC

Annual Fund 

Centennial Campaign 

Planned Giving 

Make a One-Time or Recurring Monthly Gift to the College

Over 90 percent of Notre Dame students are currently receiving institutional financial aid. On average, Notre Dame offers more than $18 million in scholarships to our students.

Please join us in preparing Notre Dame students for our changing world by making your annual gift today! It is through the annual generosity of our alumni and friends that our students can afford the quality education and experiences they receive at Notre Dame.

Important Info

Bequest Language
Donor Privileges
Donor Bill of Rights
Ethics in Fundraising

Notre Dame College’s tax identification number is:


Ways to Give

Planned Giving

Planned gifts empower you to make a significant impact on Notre Dame students while maintaining your financial flexibility. Through thoughtful planning, you can create a permanent legacy that honors your interests and lets them live on forever. A planned gift is one that is arranged during your life but comes to fruition after you pass.

Your gift will qualify you for membership in the Marian Legacy Society. It was founded in 1996 to recognize those who are committed to providing future generations with a values-based education at Notre Dame College.

There are many creative and flexible giving options to achieve your philanthropic priorities.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift benefits to their employees, doubling the value of their charitable contributions. These donations make a difference for Notre Dame College.

Before you make your gift, check with your company’s human resources or benefits office to see if your employer has a corporate matching gift program that will make your support go twice as far.

If your company provides a matching gift claim form, please complete it and send it to:
Notre Dame College
Advancement Office
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121-4293

For all other matching gift questions, please contact Advancement at 216.373.6496 or

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts

Gifts are often given to memorialize departed members of the Notre Dame College community. When making your donation please indicate below “in memory of” the name(s) of those you wish to honor.

Honorary Gifts

You may also choose to provide a gift celebrating a personal milestone in the name of a faculty member, administrator or friend through an honorary gift. When making your donation please indicate below “in honor of” the name(s) of those you wish to honor.

If you wish to make a memorial or honorary gift, please contact:
Notre Dame College Advancement

IRA Charitable Rollover

You can make a charitable rollover directly from your Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) to Notre Dame to qualify as a tax-free transaction. With a gift of an IRA rollover to the College, you will make a difference in the lives of diverse students earning a liberal arts education in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

We will work directly with you or your financial advisor on the gift.

If you wish to make a charitable IRA rollover gift, please contact:
Notre Dame College Advancement

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving program that allows you to support your favorite charities easily. You may also be eligible for certain tax benefits. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

If you already benefit from donor-advised funds and would like to send a gift to the College, please make checks payable to Notre Dame College and mail to the following address:
Notre Dame College
Advancement Office
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121-4293

Notre Dame College’s tax identification number is 34-0714689.

Stock Gifts

A gift of securities includes stock, bonds or mutual funds. Outright gifts of securities are easy to make and can have desirable tax benefits for the donor and a positive impact for Notre Dame students.

Please contact Notre Dame College Advancement at 216.373.5335 or for complete instructions.

Notre Dame College’s tax identification number is 34-0714689.

Bequest by Will or Trust

The simplest way to make a lasting gift to the causes that are important to you during your lifetime is to create a bequest through your will or trust. By merely including information in your estate planning documents, you can quickly establish a gift that speaks to your charitable intentions. The bequest can be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or residue of the estate. Click here for sample language to include in your will or trust.

Retirement Plan

Naming Notre Dame College as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan – such as IRA, Keogh, 401(k), and 403(b) – is an opportunity to avoid income and estate tax penalties while benefiting your community. These assets are the most heavily taxed; therefore, it may be more effective for you to transfer assets to a tax-exempt organization, such as Notre Dame College, and leave assets not subject to income tax to your heirs.

Life Insurance

Naming the Notre Dame College as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your life insurance policy, is another way to make a gift.

To learn more, please contact Notre Dame College Advancement

Real Estate

If you don’t plan to leave your personal residence, vacation home or farm to family members, you could give the property at death to Notre Dame College while receiving current tax benefits.

To learn more, please contact:
Notre Dame College Advancement

Gifts That Pay You Income

Please contact Notre Dame College Office of Advancement at 216.373.5335 or via email at to learn more.

NDC Annual Fund

Contributions to the NDC Fund provide much-needed funding for scholarships, academic programs, technology needs, athletics and other important elements of our campus community.

Important Donor Info

Bequest Language

Specific Bequest

I, J. Q. Public, do hereby devise and bequeath to the Notre Dame College, an Ohio not-for-profit organization, located in South Euclid, Ohio, the sum of $xxxxx.

Percentage Bequest

I, J. Q. Public, do hereby devise and bequeath to the Notre Dame College, an Ohio not-for-profit organization, located in South Euclid, Ohio, xx% of my estate.

Residuary Bequest

I, J. Q. Public, do hereby devise and bequeath all the rest, the residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property to Notre Dame College, an Ohio not-for-profit corporation, located in South Euclid, Ohio.

The bequest language above can be augmented with specific instructions defining your area of interest at Notre Dame College:

  • This gift is for the benefit of Notre Dame College as the Board of Directors may determine
  • This gift is for the establishment of an ABC Endowed Scholarship ($50,000 minimum), the criteria for which are on file at Notre Dame College.
  • This gift is for the benefit of Notre Dame College (named academic department)
  • Other ideas include:
    • Faculty
    • Athletics
    • Campus beautification
    • Capital

Donor Privileges

We appreciate your support. Here is what you can expect in return:

Donor Privileges
  1. Donors will be recognized and honored for their support and included in the appropriate recognition societies.
  2. Donors will be advised of the impact of their gifts on NDC’s projects and programs.
  3. Donors will have the option of having all deferred gift agreements reviewed by their own legal and financial advisors.
  4. Donors will be advised that obtaining a qualified appraisal to establish the fair market value of gifted assets will be the responsibility of the donor, not of Notre Dame College.
  5. All gift arrangements will be kept confidential and request for anonymity carefully guarded, unless federal and state law or other legal authority requires disclosure.
  6. Before gift commitments are publicized, permission will be sought from the donor.
  7. Notre Dame College will seek to make the giving experience satisfying to the donor through a variety of appropriate and recognition techniques.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To respect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Ethics in Fundraising

  1. Notre Dame College is dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct in fund-raising. Staff members, college representatives, and volunteers advocate these standards by incorporating them into all fund-raising activities and by serving as a model for professionalism to others. Notre Dame supports and encourages its staff members in these efforts by providing appropriate opportunities for training, education, and leadership. Staff members, through training and orientation, are expected to be familiar with professional standards of ethics, including the Donor Bill of Rights.
  2. The fund-raising program of the College encompasses all gifts solicitations on behalf of all departments and programs.
  3. The fund-raising program generally supports and encourages both unrestricted gifts to the College and designated gifts to programs and units of the donor’s choice.
  4. All fund-raising projects or campaigns must be pre-approved by the Vice President of Advancement (this includes but is not limited to fundraising by students, the library, athletics, etc.). All construction or renovation projects require approval of the President before solicitation begins.
  5. All grant proposals greater than $10,000 must be approved by the Vice President of Advancement.
  6. The College Advancement Office maintains a tracking system which records and manages the solicitation of prospects in order to avoid multiple solicitations that could confuse the prospect or diminish the effectiveness of the solicitation. Before approaching prospects, they must be reviewed and approved by the Vice President of Advancement.

Support that is Close to Your Heart

Give back to Notre Dame College in a way that’s meaningful to you. When you support an area of interest or passion, you directly benefit current students.