The St. Julie Billiart Society
In 1803 Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame. She devoted her life’s work to the education of girls and training of religious teachers. St. Julie’s mission was to provide an education to underserved populations; a mission NDNU continues today. In 1806 the congregation was approved and schools were established in France and Belgium, including one in the Belgian city of Namur, led by Sister Saint Joseph, who helped Julie start the congregation. Both NDNU and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur owe everything to St. Julie Billiart; if not for her foresight and courage, Notre Dame de Namur University would not exist.
This Society honors donors who reached a cumulative of outright gifts of cash, securities, gifts-in-kind, or a pledge totaling $25,000 and above.
Recognition is also given to those donors who have formally notified the University that they have included a $100,000 bequest to NDNU in their will or to those who have established a planned gift to benefit the University, such as a non-term life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust with a value of $100,000.
Donors in the St. Julie Billiart Society will receive naming opportunities as appropriate, be recognized at the Donor Recognition event, in the University’s Honor Roll of Donors and will receive a commemorative gift.