Notre Dame alumnus, wife give $20M to build men’s dormitory
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Notre Dame University graduate and his wife have donated $20 million to the school for a men’s residence hall.
The South Bend Tribune reports Wednesday the money from John and Mollie Baumer is going toward constructing Baumer Hall. The four-story building is expected to open in August.
The hall will accommodate about 250 students and will include a two-story lounge, reading and study rooms, a chapel and community kitchen. The lower level also will feature space for food sales.
John Baumer, a 1990 graduate, grew up in South Bend. Mollie Baumer graduated from Saint Mary’s College.
The couple, now living in California, donated $3 million to the university in 2015 to endow the men’s head lacrosse coaching position.
Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com