NFL Kicker Harrison Butker and Notre Dame to Reward Innovative Use of Church Property, by Joe Bukuras

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Harrison Butker and his holding company, MDKeller, is partnering with the University of Notre Dame to reward the innovative use of Catholic church property. (photo: YouTube Feb 24, 2023 / EWTN)

By Joe Bukuras, CNA,

The criteria for the award include having a bold vision, being “distinctively Catholic,” having an innovative use of Church property, fulfilling the “highest and best use” of the Church property, and having a focus on scale and sustainability.


Super Bowl champion Harrison Butker is teaming up with the University of Notre Dame to offer a $10,000 award for the innovative use of Catholic Church property in light of societal and demographic change.

In partnership with Notre Dame’s Church Properties Initiative (CPI), a unit of the school’s Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, Butker and MDKeller, the holding company he co-founded with Austin Wright, conceived the award to recognize and support individuals or organizations with bold ideas to best use for under-utilized Church property. …

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