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Hesburgh Forums

March 31, 2011


Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought a taste of Notre Dame’s academic excellence to alumni and their local communities.  The lectures, hosted by Notre Dame clubs, have perpetuated the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner.

The Notre Dame Club of Chicago offers 2-3 Hesburgh Lectures a year.

Planning starts in the summer and volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee to brainstorm ideas for potential speakers and to promote attendance for the events. People on the committee also make phone calls to other ND alums, friends, and family to encourage them to attend the lectures. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Adam Skibley, committee chair, at

Upcoming Hesburgh Forums

Our next Hesburgh Forum will take place on Wednesday, November 18th. We welcome Notre Dame alum, Tom Conrad of Clos du Val Winery for a wine tasting seminar in the Penthouse of the Santa Fe building. Click here for event details.


Past Hesburgh Forums

Our last event was held on December 16th. Thank you, Matt Knott, President of Feeding America, for your presentation.

We all search for our true purpose in life.  Matt Knott found his.  Even though success was afforded to Matt at PepsiCo, after attending a Lenten retreat he started to reevaluate his career.

Mark your calendars on Tuesday, December 16th at the Union League Club to hear Matt Knott, President of Feeding America share his passion in his current role of feeding America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. 98 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into their programs helping people across the country access the food they need to live an active, healthy life. Matt will share how he was able to find his vocation by identifying the intersection between his skill set and the needs of his community.


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