Dennis Brown | October 14, 2014
The Boler and Parseghian families, both with longtime ties to the University of Notre Dame, have made gifts totaling $10 million to endow the University’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases.
Established in 2009, the newly named Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases embraces a wide array of researchers who work to develop life-saving treatments for these illnesses.
“The Boler and Parseghian families have been valued members of the Notre Dame family for many years, and we are tremendously grateful to them for their generosity,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “The work of this center to find cures and therapies for those who suffer from rare and neglected diseases aligns perfectly with our institutional goal to use our research capabilities to make a genuine difference in the world.”