Foundation donates $10 million to Notre Dame libraries


By: Associated Press

(Spencer Marsh/95.3 MNC)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A charitable foundation named after a Notre Dame graduate and former faculty member and his wife has donated $10 million to the university’s Hesburgh Libraries to fund renovation and to establish an endowment to support digital library services and research projects.

The university announced the donation from the Marilyn & Rudolph Navari Charitable Foundation on Friday, the largest gift in the libraries’ history.

The funds also will be used to renovate the future home for the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

The Rev. John Jenkins, the university president, says the donation will allow the university to expand and enhance library services through digital technology to support the work of scholars.

Rudy Navari leads a National Cancer Institute task force to define research directions for the long-term survival of cancer.