Welcome Belise Rutagengwa, Phone Center Program Manager

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Belise Rutagengwa will be joining the Operations & Technology team in Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing as Program Manager, Phone Center on December 22nd. Belise joins us from the Chicago based advertising agency Abelson Taylor where she served as an account executive. 

As the Phone Center Program Manager, Belise will build integrated calling strategies, manage student managers and callers, and develop call center processes and goals.  In addition, she will work closely with Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing team members and partners from around campus, to leverage the phone center in their broader marketing initiatives and strategies. 

Belise graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Political Science & International Studies, with a minor in English Literature.  

Please join me in welcoming Belise to the University Relations team.

In Notre Dame,
Mark Naman, Director, AGSM Operations & Technology

Wedding Congratulations to Lindahl Wiegand Chase


Dear Colleagues, 


Please join the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team in congratulating Lindahl Wiegand as she joined Eric Chase in marriage this past weekend.


Lindahl and Eric were married on Saturday, December 6, at St. Thèrése, Little Flower Catholic Church, in South Bend, with the reception following at The Brick.


Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Chase!




UR Christmas Mass, Luncheon, Hams

UR Christmas Mass and Luncheon:
Just a reminder that the annual UR Christmas Mass and Luncheon will be held this Friday, December 12 from 11am to 2pm. Mass will be held in Lewis Hall at 11am, followed by a luncheon in Club Naimoli. Join in the spirit of giving by bringing hats, gloves, mittens or scarves with you to the party – these items will benefit the Christ Child Society of South Bend this winter season.
Any left over hams will be immediately donated to the Homeless Center following lunch. We will not be bringing leftover hams back to Eddy Street as in years past.

Welcome to the World, Oscar James Svarovsky

Congratulations to Mike and Gina Svarovsky and big sister Sonia on the arrival of Oscar James!  Oscar arrived at 1:59 am this morning tipping the scales at 6 lbs 14 oz and it 20″ tall.
Mother, baby, big sister and dad are all doing well.Oscar

Sorin Gold Member Christmas Ornaments

The University of Notre Dame Annual Collectible Christmas ornament is being sent to all Sorin Gold members today. This year’s ornament is a view of the “Word of Life” mural as seen from Notre Dame Stadium.
A list of those members who will be receiving the ornament may be found at the following link:
If you have any questions, please contact the Donor Experience team at 1-5198.

2014 Sorin Impact Report

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to share the digital version of the 2014 Sorin Impact Report (http://proudtobe.nd.edu/sorin/impact/2014/) with you. The report will be shared via email to all Sorin members on Sunday, December 7, 2014. A printed version will also be mailed in the near future.
Please feel free to use the digital version of the report as you discuss the Sorin Society with benefactors.
My Best,
Amy Schell

Welcome Aviva Wulfsohn to Engagement Information Team

Please join us in welcoming Aviva Wulfsohn to the Engagement Information Team as Database Coordinator. Aviva, comes to us from the OIT department where she was a Sakai specialist. She brings strong computer and writing skills that will enable us to enhance our data quality in advance.

Aviva is married to Ian and they have two lovely children, Liora and Eliana. Aviva will start Monday, December 8th. Please join us in welcoming Aviva to the Engagement Information Team!

FaithND’s Advent Prayer Program

FaithND would like to extend an invitation to anyone in University Relations who would like to pray during Advent the prayers that are submitted by Alumni, Parents and Friends.
Are you looking for something to enhance your prayer life during Advent? If so, please consider becoming a member of our prayer team by praying at the Grotto at your own individual convenience on behalf of our Alumni, Parents, and Friends who have entrusted us with their prayers.
We welcome your assistance as your schedule allows.
If you are interested in this faith-enriching program, please contact Marian Appleton at appleton.3@nd.edu