The Notre Dame Club of Chicago serves the 20,000+ alumni living in the Chicagoland area. The stated mission of the Notre Dame Alumni Association is to advance the interests of the alumni and their University through a commitment to excellence in a lifelong relationship. The Notre Dame Club of Chicago plays an integral role in fostering and encouraging this lifelong relationship. To this end, we present a balanced variety of events and programs each year from six core areas of Camaraderie, Catholic/Christian Spirituality, Communication, Community Service, Continuing Education, and Current Student Support. Specific examples of the opportunities provided include an annual Christmas Mass and Celebration, monthly service opportunities, networking, continuing education through lecture series, a chance to purchase ND football tickets outside of the University Football Ticket Lottery, and social events such as the Annual Golf Outing and Rockne Athletic Banquet.
The mission of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago also includes raising funds for the ND Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation and for the sponsorship of eight-week Summer Service Learning Projects in Chicago for current students. The Foundation currently supports over 70 local students at Notre Dame through scholarships and four service projects.