Cunningham Heritage Society


The Cunningham Heritage Society is named after Sr. Catharine Julie Cunningham, SNND, or “CJ”, as she was fondly known. She was president of then College of Notre Dame for twenty four years, leading the school through some of the most creative and turbulent years in its history. The Cunningham Heritage Society not only honors Sr. Catharine Julie’s memory, but also speaks to the spirit and love for the university that was so evident during her lifetime.

The Cunningham Heritage Society honors those donors who have formally notified the University that they have included Notre Dame de Namur University in their will or have established a planned gift, such as non-term life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust to benefit the University.

Donors in the Cunningham Heritage Society will be recognized at the Donor Recognition event and in the University’s Honor Roll of Donors. Members may also be invited to participate in a series of seminars covering such possible topics as retirement planning, financial planning or other topics of general interest.

Cunningham Heritage Society members who provide the University with the substantial value of their bequest or planned gift will also be eligible for recognition in the appropriate giving society indicated previously and will receive a commemorative gift.