Dennis Brown | May 14, 2020
“The Fight,” an eight-hour University of Notre Dame online production on Tuesday, May 12, that told stories of how the University is taking “the fight” to the coronavirus pandemic, raised $8.7 million for a Student Emergency Relief Fund and COVID-19 research on campus.
“We are overwhelmed and humbled by the response to ‘The Fight,’” Lou Nanni, vice president for University relations, said. “The coronavirus pandemic has had negative consequences for people all over the world, including so many in our Notre Dame family. We know the needs of our students and their families will be greater than ever before. The incredible stories shared by alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends inspired our benefactors to dig deep, and their selflessness means we raised enough financial aid to help 198 students in the fall.
“This was a phenomenal start toward our goal of raising $30 million for the Student Emergency Relief Fund.”
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., was joined by other administrators, faculty, students, coaches, alumni and friends of the University throughout the production, which streamed online from 2 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and was viewed by thousands worldwide.
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