Our Benefactors

The Innovation Park clients and team are thankful for the generosity of the following:

The Judd Leighton Foundation

for their generous gift of providing the first facility at IPND. A lifelong South Bend resident, Judd Leighton's vision and generosity has inspired countless individuals to pursue meaningful initiatives in their communities and provided essential funding to innovative medical facilities and educational institutions in South Bend, Chicago and the Mayo Clinic.

The Greg Fisher Family

for the Fisher Family Café, a popular gathering space for clients to meet and collaborate. Greg Fisher is the CEO of Fisher/Unitech, which provides IT solutions to streamline the product design and development process.

Mark and Karen Hill

whose contribution initiated the Student Analyst Program. Their firm, Collina Ventures, is a private investment firm focused on supporting high-tech entrepreneurs and their companies in Indiana.

John A. Lynch, M.D.

whose Endowment for Excellence initiates and sustains programs to support students and faculty in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization.

Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame

whose Center of Excellence endowment gift supports the ongoing operations of Innovation Park.

Chris and Beth Kemph

whose generous gift helped initiate active engagement of university and regional resources in new venture development.

Tom and Laura Woodward

whose generosity supports the Greenhouse commercialization program, providing key resources to aspiring entrepreneurs at critical stages of venture development.

Support Innovation

Innovation Park plays a vital role in the University's research mission, by providing the space, professional services and access to campus resources to transform ideas into the market. To do so successfully takes considerable resources—both financial and non-financial—to serve the wide variety of ventures. Your gift can make a difference! On behalf of the Innovation Park team , our sincere thanks for your consideration and encouragement.

Please note that your gift to Innovation Park counts as a donation to the University of Notre Dame.

Make an Online Donation Now!

Interested in supporting a program, year-end giving or estate planning? Contact Jean Gorman, University of Notre Dame, at 574.631.3070. You can also visit to make a gift on behalf of Innovation Park.

Get Involved

At Innovation Park, we want to help entrepreneurs reach their objectives.

We welcome alumni and friends who wish to offer their market expertise and counsel to our clients.

We also look to partner with leading companies that have a strong track record of support for innovation. Contact us for more information about available sponsorship opportunities.

Finally, we are always looking for resources for our clients with respect to early-stage capital.

Send us an email, or call 574.631.8825

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