Those who know me know that I have defended Notre Dame on finances, but I think this is out of line. Notre Dame contributions to help soften budget blow for local communities | WSBT South Bend - Your Local News Leader | Local News
Notre Dame has always had a poor relationship with South Bend so I see this as ND trying to repair that relationship. However, I don't think this is the right way to do it. It is a great gift, but there are better places to spend this money. I certainly would not want my alumni donations to go to the city of South Bend, I give them money when I come to town for a football game.