University of Notre Dame
Thanks to a $111 million donation from the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation, the University of Notre Dame continues to enhance and expand its practices, teaching and research to create, identify and advance programs that best serve the most marginalized members of our human family. More specifically, the gifts included in the partnership are directed toward six initiatives at the University:
Pulte Institute for Global Development (PGID): The Pulte Institute for Global Development (PGID) is an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs that addresses global poverty and inequality through policy, practice and partnership. The institute designs, implements, monitors and evaluates projects and programs that sustainably enhance human dignity, equality and well-being for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. Click here to learn more and click here for The Institute’s Q4 report.
William J. Pulte Directorship of the Pulte Institute for Global Development: The William J. Pulte Directorship of the Pulte Institute for Global Development (PGID) is currently held by Ray Offenheiser, a widely known nonprofit leader and innovator who previously served as president of Oxfam America. Click here to learn more.
Pulte Endowment for Excellence for Global Affairs: The Pulte Endowment for Excellence for Global Affairs supports the work of the Integration Lab (iLAB) at the Keough School of Global Affairs. The lab provides a distinctive series of interdisciplinary, innovative engagements with students, global partners and faculty mentors in multiple disciplines to address real-world issues and challenges, preparing Keough School graduates to become the next global leaders. Click here to learn more.
William J. Pulte Endowment for Excellence in Social Innovation: The William J. Pulte Endowment for Excellence in Social Innovation supports the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a research center in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics that uses top-tier impact evaluations to identify innovative, effective and scalable programs to help people move out of poverty. Click here to learn more.
The Fighting Irish Initiative (FII): The Fighting Irish Initiative (FII) provides financial aid to Notre Dame students in need and funds for the Office of Student Enrichment. FII recipients are often the first in their families to attend college and demonstrate great promise in the face of challenging circumstances. The initiative supports resources and programming to help these young people acclimate to life as Notre Dame students. Click here to learn more.
William J. Pulte Endowed Scholarship Fund: The William J. Pulte Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to need-based students in the School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Keough School of Global Affairs and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Click here to learn more.