Fellowship support attracts talented students, ensuring stronger classes and enhancing the Notre Dame alumni network.


The Johnson Family

“For me, fellowship support means something pretty simple. It means time with my family.

I had planned to work part-time toward my degree, but the part-time plan would have meant sacrificing time with my wife and daughter for several years.

Thanks to the generosity of the Notre Dame family, I have the dream opportunity — I am able to be a full-time student in a program that’s a perfect fit. In May, I will have a degree from Notre Dame, a new career path, and the time to be a full-time husband and father.

Thank you for making it possible for us to join the Notre Dame family.”

— Mitch, Lisa, and Elle Johnson, MBA Class of 2013


Lizveth Méndez, EMBA 2012

“The fellowship support I received was more than a financial contribution, it was a seed of opportunity.

I firmly believe the way to make this world a better place is by everyone taking a personal, vested interest in it. So, I decided to use my opportunity to make a difference for others by running for public office. The core of my campaign — Values-based leadership — is rooted in my personal work ethic and my Notre Dame experience.

Values-based leadership is not a course that is taught, but a fundamental principle that is practiced. Your generosity is leadership in practice.

Thank you for taking a personal, vested interest in values-based leadership, in me, and in Notre Dame.”

— Lizveth Méndez, EMBA 2012

The John Cardinal O’Hara Society recognizes alumni and friends of the Mendoza College of Business who empower students and alumni to Ask More of Business™ through generous annual contributions to the MBA and Executive MBA programs.