September Matching Gift Email

The September Matching Gift Email will send this Tuesday, September 22, to this list of assigned entities who work for matching gift companies, have made a gift since August 8, 2020, and as of today have not yet matched their gift. These gifts represent over $156K in potential matches.

Please note that individuals on the second tab of the excel file (“Fundraiser Outreach”) have not received the matching gift email message (all gifts exceeding $25,000) but may be eligible to match their gifts totaling $267K. You are encouraged to reach out to your assigned benefactors directly to discuss the details and answer questions related to the matching gift process.

If you have any questions regarding this matching gift communication, please reach out to Laura Walker.

UR a Force For Good Food Donation Drop Off

As part of our UR a Force for Good campaign in September, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana as part of the Meals with Muffet initiative. You can drop off your donations outside ESC on the other side of our reserved parking spots on either Tuesday, September 22nd, 10am-12pm (EST) or on Thursday, September 24th, 2-4pm (EST). Amy Plotkin and Grace Prosniewski will be on site both times to gather any donations. Thank you in advance for helping those in need in our community!

Items Always in Need

  • Canned Meat and Fish (Tuna, Chicken, Pork, Ham, Spam)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetables including Whole Kernel Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Tomatoes
  • Low Sugar/Light Syrup Canned Fruit including Apple Sauce, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pears
  • Canned Soups, Stews, Chili and Chowders
  • Boxed Meals – Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagna, Cheeseburger and Tuna Helpers
  • Shelf Stable Low Fat and Powdered Milk
  • Canned Beans – Red, Kidney, Black, Northern
  • Boxed Breakfast Cereals
  • Healthy Snacks including Microwavable Popcorn, Granola Bars, Peanuts, Pretzels, Low Fat Pudding Packs
  • Starches including Rice, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Egg Noodles
  • Baking Products including Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Salt
  • Condiments including Ketchup, Mustard, Vinegar

Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger & Meals with Muffet

September is Hunger Action Month. With the pandemic and the resulting high unemployment, community organizations in the area have been stretched even farther than ever before and the need is staggering.  If you need convincing, watch this video to see how local agencies are affected by the pandemic.

There are two food drives on campus this month: Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger and Meals with Muffet. Both of these drives help those in need and the hope is that you will choose one to ease the struggles of our neighbors.

Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger

In its 11th year, this drive is a campus-wide effort. The funds collected are split between the United Way coalition of food pantries People Gotta Eat and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. The drive is running from September 6, 2020 through September 27, 2020. Due to the restrictions on campus activities because of COVID-19, the drive will strictly focus on online donations. Every dollar we donate, the food bank turns into seven or eight meals. 

The drive’s one main fundraiser is a special auction of a Bible signed by Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. Go to this form to see pictures of it and to place a bid.

For more information and the links to the online donation sites for People Gotta Eat and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, go to FightingHunger.nd.edu.

Meals with Muffet

Muffet McGraw and the Alumni Association have partnered to raise hunger awareness and to collect food. While their drive is targeted at ND Clubs across the country, groups on campus can also participate by collecting food and/or money and taking them to the food bank. 

Please consider joining one or both of these efforts to fight hunger in our community.

UR a Force for Good – September Partner

Throughout the remainder of the calendar year, while we work remotely, the Internal Engagement Committee will be partnering with local charities to create opportunities for us to give back to our community. Each month we will highlight a charity and offer ways for each of us to partner with them. These could include but are not limited to acts of service, food & clothing donations, letter writing, grocery shopping for seniors, and financial donations. 

While we originally planned to partner with REAL Services this month, to better serve our community partners, we’ll be working with them in November. This month, please join us in fighting hunger. For those who didn’t know, September is National Hunger Awareness Month. What better way to serve our community than by providing food donations to those in need. We will be partnering with Meals With Muffet to collect food for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. We encourage you to collect, throughout the month of September, non-perishable items for donation. Muffet’s goal is to collect 100,000 lbs of food during the month so let’s see what UR can do to move the needle towards that goal! Stay tuned for details about where/when to drop off donations.

Items Always in Need

  • Canned Meat and Fish (Tuna, Chicken, Pork, Ham, Spam)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetables including Whole Kernel Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Tomatoes
  • Low Sugar/Light Syrup Canned Fruit including Apple Sauce, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pears
  • Canned Soups, Stews, Chili and Chowders
  • Boxed Meals – Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagna, Cheeseburger and Tuna Helpers
  • Shelf Stable Low Fat and Powdered Milk
  • Canned Beans – Red, Kidney, Black, Northern
  • Boxed Breakfast Cereals
  • Healthy Snacks including Microwavable Popcorn, Granola Bars, Peanuts, Pretzels, Low Fat Pudding Packs
  • Starches including Rice, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Egg Noodles
  • Baking Products including Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Salt
  • Condiments including Ketchup, Mustard, Vinegar

UR September Birthdays

Happy birthday to our many UR colleagues born in the month of September! We hope you have a great year ahead!

9/2 – Sharon Rankert
9/3 – Tim Kenney
9/3 – Tory Grimes
9/4 – Sara Wolfson
9/5 – Lynn Hubert
9/5 – Patty Herrity
9/6 – Dan Santucci
9/6 – Mary Bueno
9/8 – Terry Donze
9/9 – Julia Onghetich
9/9 – Matt Gelchion
9/10 – Anita Jones
9/10 – Dan Allen
9/11 – Jordan Eash
9/12 – Natalie Sargent
9/13 – Kaitlin Lucero
9/13 – Michael McLaughlin
9/14 – Nick Sorg
9/15 – Bruce Danielson
9/15 – Carolyn Hardman
9/15 – Cathy Windeatt
9/15 – Ray Herring
9/16 – Sarah Ford
9/16 – Tori Hommel
9/18 – Meghan Walsh
9/19 – Chris Murphy
9/19 – Jay Rizzi
9/19 – Nathan Utz
9/19 – Bob Morton
9/20 – Jessica Brice
9/20 – Zach Thurston
9/26 – Bridget Gilman
9/26 – Dody Blue
9/26 – Emma Capannari
9/26 – Eileen Murdock
9/26 – Sydney Kuhn
9/26 – Teri Vitale
9/28 – Landon Weldy
9/28 – Renee Romanelli
9/30 – Bill Doyle

Introducing Pingboard

We’re pleased to announce UR’s new org chart and directory is now live! 

nd.pingboard.com

The new system, powered by Pingboard, provides transparency in an interactive format, allowing users to easily view an employee’s contact information along with where they are situated in their team, department, and division.

Information for the org chart is synced and updated through University records and requires login for access, ensuring the highest levels of data security and accuracy. 

For those who need to access the directory or org chart on the road (or while working from home!), Pingboard supports a robust phone app where you can quickly search colleagues and directly text and email from the app with a single click.

UR staff have automatically been linked to the new org chart, but will need to follow these step by step log in instructions when accessing the system for the first time. More Pingboard resources can be found here.

If you have any questions about this new directory/org chart system, please reach out to Mary Flynt or Linda Klaybor

Welcome Dr. Colleen Cross to Foundation Relations

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Colleen Cross to the Foundation Relations team as our Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Associate this year. Colleen served FR previously in the role of Graduate Fellow before earning her Ph.D. this July from Notre Dame in Theology and Peace Studies. Colleen additionally holds an M.T.S. in Systematic Theology from Notre Dame and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Classics from the University of Arizona. She brings her expertise and energy to the FR team, supporting our proposal development and foundation engagement efforts to secure funding for Notre Dame’s research and scholarship. In this new virtual environment, I have encouraged Colleen to reach out to UR colleagues by email to meet some of you and learn about your work. Thank you in advance for connecting with Colleen as she spends her year with FR.


Sincerely,

Michelle Joyce

Senior Director, Foundation Relations