Please join me in thanking Craig Horvath for his seven years of service to Notre Dame and her benefactors as a valued member of our Development team. Craig has faithfully and enthusiastically help advance the sacred mission of Our Lady’s University (his beloved Alma Mater) through his efforts. Craig is resigning his position with ND effective February 1st to spend more time with his family. We wish Craig continued success in his future endeavors.
I appreciate everyone’s deep engagement in Becoming a Trusted Philanthropic Advisor (BATPA) on Thursday and Friday.
Special thanks to the SRDs and table facilitators whose investments helped yield fruitful learning.
I welcome continued feedback on BATPA and upcoming 2.0 sessions.
For Notre Dame,
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I’m happy to introduce Shannon Longo as our new Events & Materials Coordinator on the Donor Experience Team. Shannon was critical to our efforts on behalf of benefactors during the second half of the football season, our busy year-end renewal period, and the subsequent January acknowledgment and audit process. We are thrilled to have her join the team full-time starting February 5. She will be your new go-to partner for Giving Society event registration, working closely with Sean Boudreau of Special Events & Stewardship.
Shannon and her husband Paul recently celebrated 25 years of marriage and are the proud parents of two college-aged children. In her free time, Shannon is a Crossfit enthusiast who can often be found on the water wake surfing and fishing.
Please join me in welcoming Shannon!
Manager, Donor Experience
I am thrilled to announce that Lea Barthuly will be joining the Alumni Association as the Alumni Education & Professional Programs Coordinator, starting Monday, Jan. 29. Lea may be a familiar face to most of you, as she has worked in the Eck Visitors Center since October 2017.
Lea will work most closely with me on Alumni Education programs and Sharon in support of Career/Professional programs, and she brings project management, technical, and interpersonal skills to the position. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Lea most recently served as a client support representative for a technology company in Jacksonville, FL. As a lifelong learner, she has two masters degrees and has lived and traveled around the world — growing up in Germany and studying and teaching English to high school students in China.
Lea recently moved to the South Bend area with her husband, Josh, who is a grad student in Notre Dame’s Philosophy department.
Please join me in welcoming Lea to the team!
Alumni Education Programs Director
Please welcome the newest member of the East family! Andrew Daniel Santucci was born at 9:54 am on Monday January 22, weighing in at 7 lbs. 5 ozs. He’s gorgeous, as you can see here! Dan reports that Meredith is doing well, and that Johnny, Avery, Luke, and Abigail are excited to have a new baby brother. Congratulations to the Santucci family!
My very best,
Starting in January of 2018, the Rockne Heritage Fund will be renamed the Rockne Athletics Fund. This change reflects the broader impact of the Fund, providing critical resources and opportunities to all Notre Dame student-athletes.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.
Thank you so much!
Director, Rockne Athletics Fund