Dear Colleagues –
The Sorin Society is excited to announce new membership experiences for donors contributing at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels annually. Donors at these levels generate over half the funds the Sorin Society receives and have a significant impact on the University. Our goal is to expand participation at these levels even further.
The enhancements start with a change of names for the upper giving levels from Founder’s Circle to Sorin Blue ($5,000 – $9,999) and from Legacy to Sorin Gold ($10,000+), indicative of Notre Dame’s colors and the foundational commitment donors at these levels are making to the University. The formal launch of Sorin Blue and Sorin Gold will occur on Wednesday, April 17th via an email announcement sent to current Sorin members. Brochures detailing the specifics of the enhanced programs will be mailed to key candidates for potential upgrade to the Sorin Blue and Sorin Gold levels on Friday, April 19th.
- Sorin Gold members will receive an invitation to participate in exclusive signature Notre Dame Events at the annual Shamrock Series Game and at a post-season bowl, should Notre Dame participate in one. These events will involve University leaders and unique keynote speakers on topics of special interest.
- Donors at the Sorin Blue & Gold levels will have access to a special post-game Mass and dinner, and use of a VIP Club Room Friday afternoons and pre-game Saturday during home football weekends.
- New members at both the Blue and Gold levels, as well as those who have 5 consecutive years of membership at those levels, will receive a special seatback naming opportunity at the Joyce Athletic & Convocation Center. (Members who qualify for a seatback based on 5 consecutive years will be contacted separately.)
Each of these elements is intended to say “Thank You” for the extraordinary generosity of Sorin Blue and Sorin Gold members, which helps make the mission of the University possible.
Further information on the new Sorin Blue/Gold program is available at http://supporting.nd.edu/bluegoldprogram or by contacting any of the Major Gift Officers (Giovanna Heeter, Patrick Kaiser or Jared Mrozinske) who can also provide brochures and support to fundraisers with prospects interested in Sorin Blue or Sorin Gold. As always, the Donor Experience Team can be reached at (575)631-5198 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to support any needs your donors may have regarding the Sorin Society.
God Bless & Go Irish!
Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Programs