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Your Holiday Generosity is a Gift to You

The holiday season at Notre Dame of Maryland University is full of traditions—old and new. The annual Tree Trim and Christmas dinner, Midnight Breakfast during exams and Christmas Eve Mass in the Chapel are all examples of traditions that endure even as remarkable growth and innovation become more visible on campus each day. As the newest academic building rises over Alumnae field, and with bold new academic programs like our School of Pharmacy and expanded offerings through our Schools of Nursing, Education and Arts & Sciences, the “Jewel of North Charles Street” is a campus being transformed even as it transforms lives.

The graduates and friends of Notre Dame have another tradition: providing tangible resources to current students. As you reflect on your blessings and prepare for holiday festivities, remember that this is also an opportunity for your generosity to become a gift to yourself. Your year-end gift to The Notre Dame Fund may help you maximize your 2013 charitable deductions while making a difference in the lives of our students and faculty.

GREAT NEWS! The American Taxpayer Relief Act has been extended for qualified 2013 charitable distributions. Donors aged 70 1/2 or older can make gifts to Notre Dame of Maryland University from their traditional and Roth IRAs without including the IRA withdrawals in their taxable income! Distributions must be made directly by the IRA trustee to Notre Dame of Maryland University by December 31 to qualify. Please consult with your tax advisor for details.

Your financial support to The Notre Dame Fund—at any level—really matters. Your Notre Dame Fund gift is a vote of confidence that will increase Notre Dame’s rankings and ability to attract talented new students and faculty. Please make your gift to The Notre Dame Fund before December 31, 2013 by making a secure donation online here or by mailing your donation to:

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Office of Institutional Advancement
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

Did you know that many employers match employee gifts to educational institutions? To maximize the impact of your donation, please request a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Office of Human Resources. Send the completed form with your donation to NDMU, and we’ll do the rest! You will be recognized by Notre Dame for your gift plus the matched amount from your employer. Many companies also match gifts from retirees and spouses as well. 

The date of an on-line gift transaction or postmark date of your contribution is generally recognized as the gift date. However, consult with your advisor to determine the tax consequences of your donation. For more information, please contact Rachael Mann, Annual Giving Coordinator at (410) 532-3197 or at RMann@ndm.edu.