Leighton gift endows new performing arts directorship

by Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame has received a $3-million gift, through the generosity of South Bend civic leader and philanthropist Judd Leighton, to establish a new endowed directorship for the performing arts.p. “Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Judd Leighton, Notre Dame will continue to build its commitment to and reputation in the performing arts,” said Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of the University.“This gift also will enable the University to strengthen its bond with the South Bend community through the arts, by creating and enhancing opportunities for residents to share in campus performances and events.”p.

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