Dear Colleagues –
I am delighted to announce that Aaron Wall will be joining Development as the Associate Director, Student Philanthropy effective October 15, 2012. Aaron will report to the Director of Interest Groups when that position is filled and will report directly to me in the interim. Aaron will be responsible for the development and implementation of an integrated student philanthropy model in support of the objectives of the Development Office and the University as a whole. He will be working in coordination with partnering University organizations including Student Affairs, the Academy, Institutes and Centers, the Alumni Association, and others. Aaron will also oversee students staffing the Annual Giving Programs phone center.
Aaron is joining us after six years with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at Notre Dame where he most recently served as Associate Director, ACE Service through Teaching with responsibility for pastoral and administrative support for 40 ACE teachers, and ACE’s relationships with 25 principals and superintendents. Prior to his current role, Aaron served in progressively more responsible roles as the Assistant Director, ACE Educational Outreach and then as Associate Director, ACE Advocates. Aaron began his career as a Middle School Teacher at San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, AZ while a member of the ACE Program.
Aaron received his Bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 2004, Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and History. He received his Master’s in Education from Notre Dame in 2006 after completing the ACE program. He brings strong interpersonal skills and experience successfully developing and implementing integrated programs at Notre Dame.
Aaron and his wife Stacy have a daughter Elizabeth (age 1). They reside in Winding Brook and are parishioners at St. Pius X Parish where Stacy is a 4th grade teacher and where they are both heavily involved.
In addition to Aaron’s promotion to the role of Associate Director, Student Philanthropy, I am pleased to announce that Pablo Martinez will assume expanded responsibility as Program Manager, Student Programs. Pablo’s role will include mentoring students to support engagement and dialogue on philanthropy with their peers, in addition to his current role as a leader of the student callers at the phone center. Pablo will now report directly to Aaron. Lori Rush will continue to lead Phone Center Technical Operations and report to Amy Schell.
Please join me in welcoming Aaron to the Annual Giving Programs team, congratulating Pablo on his expanded role, and thanking Lori for her continued dedication to excellence in our phone center operations.
In Notre Dame,
Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Programs