Financial aid at the University of Notre Dame just received a massive boost after a more than generous donation from distinguished alumnus, Harry Fath, and his wife, Linda.
The Fath’s gifted the University $50 million, the largest donation of its kind in the long history of the institution, to be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid.
“This extraordinarily generous gift will provide much-needed flexibility in offering financial aid packages tailored to the needs of our students and their families,”
-Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Fath hopes to better several lives with this donation.
“Linda and I are honored to be able to make this gift to the University of Notre Dame, a place that is run with integrity and espouses the right kind of values…It is our hope that this gift will change thousands of lives for the better.”
Raised in Cincinnati, Fath followed an older brother to Notre Dame and graduated in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army, then returned to his hometown to earn a law degree from the University of Cincinnati.
To learn more about the Fath’s and their tremendous philanthropic efforts, check out this piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer back in 2018.