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Thank you for joining ACE as we work to extend the blessing of an excellent Catholic school education to as many children as possible. Your contribution enables us to recruit and form the next generation of teachers and leaders, to build support for Catholic education, and to ensure that our schools are brimming with exceptional teachers. 

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Ways to Give

  • Online credit card gift: Please fill out the requested information on this page. In the “comment” section of the online gift form, type “Notre Dame ACE Appeal” to accurately designate the gift.
     
  • Check: Send check to: 
    Notre Dame ACE Appeal
    107 Carole Sandner Hall
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
     
  • Phone: Verbally direct your gift to ACE or the ACE Appeal by calling Theo Helm at 574-631-3893.

Commemorative Giving Opportunities

The ACE family remembers those departed our community in a special way through commemorative funds or programs, that in their memory we may continue to support children and families through Catholic education.

To remember and celebrate the life of Chris Lary, his classmates, with the assistance of Fr. Scully and the ACE team, initiated the Chris Lary Memorial Fund. Chris graduated from Notre Dame in ‘96 and was set to become a member of the ACE 3 cohort. The scholarship named in Chris’s honor benefits teachers and schools through smaller grants that target the creativity and passion with which Chris lived his life. To continue the good work that Chris began, please indicate that you would like your gift to go toward the Chris Lary Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Through the generosity of his family and friends, ACE has established the Tim Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports scholarships for African-American students at a Catholic school designated by Tim’s family. This scholarship program honors the life of Tim Williamson, who graduated from Notre Dame in ’96 and taught in ACE in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for two years. To support this project and remember the life of this wonderful ACE graduate, please designate your gift to ACE toward the Tim Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

ACE has established the Rachel Quiñones Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports scholarships for students at St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, TX, where Rachel taught. This scholarship program honors the life of Rachel Quiñones, who graduated as a member of ACE 23. To support this project and honor Rachel's legacy, please designate your gift to ACE toward the Rachel Quiñones Memorial Scholarship Fund.

On February 3, 2021, Dr. Rachel Moreno, our beloved colleague who supervised hundreds of ACE teachers and worked with our English as a New Language program, passed away after a bout with pancreatic cancer.

The Rachel Moreno Endowment for Latino Leadership in Catholic Education was created to honor her incredible legacy and advance the mission of supporting Latinx educators interested in pursuing leadership positions in our nation's Catholic schools.

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Thomas “Doc” Doyle dedicated his life to Catholic education and the thousands of students who crossed the threshold of his classrooms. Insatiably curious, Doc never stopped asking questions about teaching, theology, literature, and especially the natural and physical world. His direct impact on the lives of his students is likely only surpassed by the impact he had on tens of thousands of students through the ACE teachers he helped form and supervise over two decades.

Doc passed away on September 9, 2021, but his persistent questions, joyful teasing, and Southern gentleness will live on in memory throughout the ACE community. To honor Doc’s incredible legacy and life’s work, ACE created the Thomas L. Doyle Endowment for STEM Education. This endowment will be used to promote exceptional teaching and learning of science and mathematics in Catholic schools.

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To learn more about STEM education initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, visit stemeducation.nd.edu.

Common Questions

For all eligible graduates of Notre Dame: YES. If received by December 31, gifts to ACE can qualify you for the ticket lottery if they meet the minimum contribution amount. For more information about eligibility requirements, visit the Football Ticket Policy.

You can make a gift at anytime, but to ensure tax credit and football ticket lottery eligibility, please remember to make your gift online by December 31. Online gifts completed no later than midnight in your time zone on December 31 will qualify. To make your gift online, go to http://giving.nd.edu/ace.

Note: IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions be completed by 11:59 p.m. December 31 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made) in order for those gifts to count toward tax deductibility.

The Alliance for Catholic Education is just one of many departments within the University of Notre Dame. Like those units, we use the University's giving platform. You can ensure your gift will be received by ACE by using our designated link: http://giving.nd.edu/ace. You can also make the request in the comment section of the submission form.

A little goes a long way in Catholic schools. When you make a gift to ACE, you join hundreds of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff who support the the Notre Dame ACE Annual Appeal each year. All of those gifts—even those under $50—add up in a big way.

If you have any questions concerning your support of the ACE program and the University of Notre Dame, please contact the Alliance for Catholic Education.

Alliance for Catholic Education
107 Carole Sandner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-7052 | ace@nd.edu

For more information about giving, visit the Notre Dame Development website.

Notre Dame ACE Appeal

Thank you for joining ACE as we work to extend the blessing of an excellent Catholic school education to as many children as possible. Together, we’re changing the world! May God bless you and your family with joy and peace.

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