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Notre Dame alumnus, wife give $20M to build men’s dormitory

March 7, 2019

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.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

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