Dennis Brown | November 27, 2019
Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year to serve the poor in the United States and around the world. For this money to make a difference, it must be directed toward programs that deliver real, reliable outcomes for people in need.
The University of Notre Dame has developed a variety of tools to address the problems of the poor and to develop and measure the impact of anti-poverty programs. Now, thanks to a $111 million partnership between the University and the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation — the largest of its kind at Notre Dame — the University is positioned to enhance and expand its practices, teaching and research to create, identify and advance programs that best serve those most in need. The endowments provided by the foundation to Notre Dame will focus on serving those most in need, the most alienated and the most displaced.
“Words alone cannot express our gratitude to the Pulte family,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “This truly is a transformational gift for Notre Dame, but, more importantly, for those who will benefit from new and better anti-poverty programs across the country and around the world.
"Our distinctive mission, our guiding faith, our global reach, the world’s best minds and our characteristic hope make this an enduring effort that, together with the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation, will find the best answers to the problem of poverty.”
Read more here.