Notre Dame Family Philanthropy Network

Notre Dame Family Philanthropy Network

The Notre Dame Family Philanthropy Network provides opportunities for learning and collaboration on topics of interest to members of the University community who either have or are discerning formalized family philanthropy, such as:

  • Developing or reaffirming the family mission
  • Engaging multiple generations in foundation leadership
  • Evaluating grant impact
  • Growing your philanthropy

ND FPN can support you as you build your family’s legacy and connect you to Notre Dame resources and initiatives that advance your vision. Please see our upcoming and previously-recorded events below.

Notre Dame Family Philanthropy Network Spring Symposium

A webinar exploring Multigenerational or Branched Philanthropy, and Catholic Mission Giving. Featured speakers include:

  • Caitlin Pulte Doyle, Pulte Family Charitable Foundation
  • Gia Rauenhorst, Better Way Foundation
  • Will Newkirk, American Indian Catholic Schools Network, University of Notre Dame

Access the American Indian Catholic Schools Network Annual Report here.

Recording of April 25, 2022 Webinar. 

Current Trends in Tax Policy

A webinar examining current trends in tax policy and their implications and considerations for family foundations, featuring:

  • John T. Lutz, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery

  • Greg Dugard, Associate Vice President, Principal Gifts, Notre Dame

Recording of November 16, 2021 Webinar.

The Future of Giving

A presentation by the Morgridge Family Foundation, featuring:

Recording of January 22, 2021 Webinar.


Family Matters: Managing Philanthropy Across Generations

A webinar on navigating the complexities of giving as a family, featuring:

Recording of October 13, 2020 Webinar. 


Leveraging the Notre Dame Platform: Investment and Partnership Opportunities

A panel discussion moderated by Associate Vice President for University Relations Greg Dugard, featuring insights from Notre Dame's Investment Office and Notre Dame families who have partnered with the University to achieve their philanthropic aims.

Recording of July 15, 2020 Webinar.


Family Foundation Grantmaking: Measuring Philanthropic Impact

A presentation by Heather Reynolds, Managing Director for the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities.

Recording of July 8, 2020 Webinar.