Welcome Patty Herrity, Program Director of Data Integrity

Dear colleagues,
Each and every one of us share in the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of our data.  Highly skilled data management unlocks hidden value that can be used to drive key operational changes and long term strategies.  The Strategic Analytics team is focused on optimizing business decisions through analytics and data strategies.
To that end, I am very pleased to share that Patty Herrity will join the Strategic Analytics team effective November 2nd as the new Data Integrity Program Director.  In this role, Patty will work closely with many across the Division to plan, implement, and coordinate an aggressive biographical data integrity program with a focus on improving the quality, quantity, and usage of data across the division.  Patty’s experience in the Ticket Office, Donor Services, Prospect Management, and most recently as the Campus Crossroads Project liaison and project specialist greatly prepares her for this new role.
Patty will continue to serve as the liaison for the CCP premium seats for a period of time.  Patty and Micki are working on a transition plan of these responsibilities, and are committed to a high level of partnership with all members of the Development and Athletics teams.  We will keep you posted on the plan for transition of these responsibilities, including key points of contact moving forward.
Please join me in congratulating Patty as she embarks on the next phase of her career in serving Notre Dame.


Congratulations to Julia Sama on the birth of a son!

I am pleased to announce that Julia and Andrew Sama welcomed a son, Jamison Theodore Sama to the world yesterday!

Please join me in congratulating Julia, Andrew and proud older sister, Devon on the newest blessing to the Sama family.

Mom and Jamison are doing well!

Shannon Culllinan

Development Staff Needed This Weekend

As part of the University’s matching opportunity with the College Football Playoff Foundation to cultivate funds for ACE, we will have three booths on campus for activating donors this weekend. To maximize this initiative’s impact we will need a number of Development staff to help set up / breakdown the marketing materials, and engage guests in a conversation to support the University.
Non-exempt staff will be compensated for your time. In addition to staff from Development there will be a staff member from ACE and a senior student in the ACE program at each booth.
Below are the times and locations of the staffing opportunities:
Notre Dame Experience (North Dome of Joyce)

Eck Center (outside NDAA in a tent)

Near Corby Tailgate (across from DPAC along sidewalk on Eddy Street)
Please contact me if you are available to assist in this very important initiative this weekend.
In Notre Dame,
Mark Naman

Thank you for helping me go the distance

Dear UR colleagues,

Speaking as a colleague and a cancer survivor, I am humbled by your overwhelming response to my appeal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thanks to your generosity I more than doubled my fundraising goal of $1,800, raising $3,811.20 for cancer research! Your collective financial and emotional support propelled me to complete the Chicago Marathon in 3:56:15. Needless to say I have never been more proud to be a part of our Notre Dame community.
If you intended to donate but did not get the opportunity, the webpage is still accepting gifts at:  http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/chicago15/JCunningham.
Thanks again for everything you did to make this experience so meaningful.


Jim Cunningham MBA ‘13
Director, John Cardinal O’Hara Society
Associate Director, Graduate Business Annual Giving
Office:   574.631.4303

College of Science Tailgate

Dear Development Colleagues,


The College of Science is hosting a tailgate this Saturday, October 17th from 1-4 p.m. at Jordan Hall of Science.

This is a family friendly event, which will include some students performing interactive experiments throughout the afternoon which are great fun for the kids and adults!

Please communicate with any potential science donors and their families about the tailgate as it is a great opportunity to meet Mary Galvin, the new William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science.

You can register here or just show up: http://science.nd.edu/alumni/alumni-tailgates/

Thank you all and I hope to see you this weekend.

Go Irish!

Sean Kassen

You’re Invited! October is Dwarfism Awareness Month

Dear team,

I, Jessica Witous, am a short-statured individual, also known as a little person, or dwarf. I’m also a graduate of Rhode Island College, an east-coaster at heart, and a mean cook in the kitchen – please don’t let my height define who I am. Thus, I would like to welcome you all to an informal, light-hearted, presentation on Dwarfism Awareness, on Tuesday, October 27th. October has officially been deemed as Dwarfism Awareness Month in 20 states, including Indiana. I would like to use this opportunity to share facts, stories, and answer questions that any one may have. If you cannot attend, but have been curious about the topic, please let this be my invitation to you that my door is always open and I welcome any conversation regarding the like. I’ll be covering statistics, facts, my and Mikey’s history growing up, as well as tips and tools for encountering anybody with a disability, not just someone like me. Lunch will be provided.

I’m really blessed to be working with such an amazing, talented group of people, and I look forward to seeing you there!