be-giving | A fighting Irish lending program

bemortgage’s be-giving program helps to secure the best home financing while giving back to the Notre Dame community through the Notre Dame Club of Chicago. By signing up through the program, you will be able to experience the following benefits:

Program Benefits


  • You will receive a $250 discount on closing cost credit/Lender credit
  • Giving Back

  • We pledge a $250 donation to the Notre Dame Club of Chicago for every closed mortgage referred through this program.
  • Competitive Terms

  • We compete aggressively to bring you low rates and fees.
  • Priority Processing

  • Our experienced team will make sure your loan is process efficiently and that you get to closing as stress free as possible.
    If you have any questions, please contact our Program Organizer:
    Jeff Baker, ND 1992
    SVP of Mortgage Banking
    NMLS: 147296
    Phone: 312-319-8701
    Mobile: 773-230-8656

    Jeff shares his experiences being coached by Lou Holtz in this quick video.
    About Jeff Baker:

    Jeff Baker, known as the “Chicago Loan Coach,” has advised clients in search of residential mortgages for over fifteen years. His honest, consultative style stems from an unwavering commitment to putting his clients first. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or seasoned veteran, Jeff’s goal is get your loan to the closing table with minimal stress and under the best terms available.

    Well-recognized in the industry, Jeff has placed in the top 1% of all lenders in Scotsman Guide. He is regularly invited to provide radio commentary, articles and speeches on his areas of expertise, which include jumbo loans, investor loan products and the first-time home buying experience. He also authored a popular blog dedicated to lending insights and solutions.

    Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the 1988 National Championship football team. In 1997, he received an MBA in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

    About The Notre Dame Club of Chicago:

    The Notre Dame Club of Chicago serves the 20,000+ alumni living in the Chicagoland area. The stated mission of the Notre Dame Alumni Association is to advance the interests of the alumni and their University through a commitment to excellence in a lifelong relationship. The Notre Dame Club of Chicago plays an integral role in fostering and encouraging this lifelong relationship. To this end, we present a balanced variety of events and programs each year from six core areas of Camaraderie, Catholic/Christian Spirituality, Communication, Community Service, Continuing Education, and Current Student Support. Specific examples of the opportunities provided include an annual Christmas Mass and Celebration, monthly service opportunities, networking, continuing education through lecture series, a chance to purchase ND football tickets outside of the University Football Ticket Lottery, and social events such as the Annual Golf Outing and Rockne Athletic Banquet.

    The mission of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago also includes raising funds for the ND Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation and for the sponsorship of eight-week Summer Service Learning Projects in Chicago for current students. The Foundation currently supports over 70 local students at Notre Dame through scholarships and four service projects.


    bemortgage, a Division of Bridgeview Bank Group, is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way connected with the University of Notre Dame or its’ athletic department or alumni group(s) or any such subsidiary, affiliate or division of the same. The use of any trademark, brand or trade name is for identification purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder, its’ brand or company.

    Closing cost/Lender credit(s) subject to loan program and underwriting approval. Closing cost/Lender credit of $250 will be used to offset lender fees.

    Savings not guaranteed and may vary based upon individual facts and circumstances.

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