Baumer Hall

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Dennis Brown | March 7, 2019

University of Notre Dame alumnus John Baumer and his wife, Mollie, have made a $20 million gift to his alma mater for the construction of Baumer Hall, a men’s residence hall that will open in August.

“Residential life is a distinctive hallmark of a Notre Dame undergraduate education, central to our mission to educate both minds and hearts,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “We could not be more proud that generations of students will call Baumer Hall home, and we are deeply grateful to John and Mollie for their extraordinary generosity.”

Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president for student affairs, added: “The Baumer family’s commitment to this new facility supports our ability to form the communities our students call home and for that, we are extremely thankful.

“Baumer Hall will help the University meet the need of housing undergraduate students through at least their junior year, as we continue to sustain and enhance the unique character of residential life for all students.”

John Baumer is a native of South Bend, where his father, Fred Baumer, was employed as comptroller at Notre Dame for 21 years. John earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Notre Dame and a master of business administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He is a senior partner at Leonard Green & Partners of Los Angeles, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms. Baumer has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards, including Rite Aid Corp., Petco Animal Supplies, FTD Group and Equinox Fitness. He is a member of Notre Dame’s Campaign Cabinet and Wall Street Committee.

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