Badin Guild

Named for Father Stephen Theodore Badin who gave the first planned gift of the land on which Notre Dame was built, the Badin Guild is made up of alumni, parents, and friends who, through planned gifts, help ensure that Notre Dame will continue to be a force for good in the world, for generations to come. Planned gifts are essential to moving the University's bold priorities forward and represent an incredible and lasting way for you to give to the University of Notre Dame.

Each year, planned gifts provide the University with financial resources that allow it to:

  • Meet current funding needs
  • Establish new programs and strengthen existing ones
  • Supplement financial aid

Further, planned gifts help to solidify the future of Notre Dame. There are many creative ways to leave a legacy to Our Lady's University through a planned gift while at the same time taking care of your loved ones.

All gifts of any size are deeply appreciated and have the opportunity to create a legacy that will last forever and influence generations of students to come.

Badin Guild Impact

From scholarships, to academic and service programs, to campus buildings, the impact of planned gifts by generous benefactors has been central to furthering Notre Dame's mission.

Planned gifts from members of the Badin Guild have had immense significance in the history and development of Notre Dame. It is through these gifts that Notre Dame, one of the few religiously affiliated institutions among leading schools, will continue to shape global conversations, inform public policy, contribute to world-changing research, and form the leaders of tomorrow.


Membership Experiences

Members of the Badin Guild have access to exclusive events on campus as well as unique opportunities to engage with the campus community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person membership experiences will not be available at this time. These experiences will return in the future when permitted by CDC and University guidelines.

Members of the Badin Guild enjoy the following:

Exclusive Football Weekend Events

Enliven every Notre Dame Football Weekend with invitations to exclusive football events, including the Here Come The Irish Kickoff and Shake Down The Thunder Tailgate as well as Badin Guild regional events.

A commemorative Badin Guild Medallion

Receive a commemorative Badin Guild medallion that symbolizes your commitment to Notre Dame's mission.

Exclusive Notre Dame Access

Get exclusive communications that provide information and updates on campus news, Badin Guild events, tax strategies, and charitable planning.

University Communications, including Notre Dame Magazine

Receive insider information right from University leaders, coaches, and faculty through newsletters, conference calls, and events.

Personalized Membership Card

Spend less at your favorite spots through the on-campus discounts that come with your personalized Badin Guild membership card.

Join the Badin Guild

Gifts made through your estate, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts are just a few of the ways to qualify for membership in the Badin Guild. Becoming a member may be as simple as completing a one-page form. To learn more about making a planned gift to the Notre Dame, contact us.