Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame has received a $2.5 million gift. Half the support from alumna Kristine Anderson Trustey will buy land that will expand the size of the campus by 40 percent. The other half will be used as a challenge to attract additional prospective donors.
Trustey is a 1986 graduate of the northern Indiana school and says "my Saint Mary’s experience helped form me into the person I am today. Expanding the campus footprint through this strategic purchase of land means that Saint Mary’s can dream big for the benefit of future generations of young women. I hope others will join me by investing in this exciting opportunity for growth at our beloved College."
The land acquisition involves property owned by the Sisters of the Holy Cross to the north and west of the campus. Additionally, the gift establishes the Kristine Anderson Trustey ’86 Wellness Program at the Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex. The facility is in the midst of an expansion and renovation and is set to open in the spring of 2018.