Dennis Brown | February 5, 2017
A gift of $25 million has been made to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of O’Neill Hall, adjacent to the south end of Notre Dame Stadium. The building will be named in honor of Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee Joseph I. O’Neill III.
The gift was made to the University by Helen Schwab and her husband, Charles, in honor or her brother Joe O’Neill. The Schwabs are significant donors to the University and major donors to O’Neill Family Hall.
“We are deeply grateful to Helen and Charles for their many years of support and, in particular, for this remarkable gift and what it represents for the future of music and the arts at Notre Dame,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “We are also truly thankful for the extraordinary leadership and support Joe O’Neill, his wife, Jan, and their entire family have provided to Notre Dame. They embody the Notre Dame spirit, and we look forward to dedicating this building named in their honor.”
O’Neill Hall joins Corbett Family Hall and the Duncan Student Center as the three structures surrounding Notre Dame Stadium. It will be a six-story, 100,000-square-foot building for the Department of Music, the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program and hospitality space, with completion scheduled for August.