Farewell Craig Horvath

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.


Sara Liebscher

Updated Estate Gift Confirmation Form

Dear Colleagues,
A updated Estate Gift Confirmation Form is now available for your use.  New copies have been put with the print materials in the Gift Planning area and the form is also available on Box and online.  Please note this new version is now a fillable form pdf.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this new form.
Laura Snell

BATPA Takeaways


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.
This BATPA 2018 Takeaways Google folder stores the following resources:
I welcome continued feedback on BATPA and upcoming 2.0 sessions.
For Notre Dame,

Guidance and Best Practices for Managing your Social Media Presence

We welcome you and your family to join us on Sunday, February 11th, at 6 p.m. for an hour-long presentation and forum regarding guidance and best practices for managing your social media presence.  The session will be led by Paul Berrettini and Derek Mayes, of 5.0 communications. All family members are welcome, but please note this is a frank conversation and age-appropriate language will be shared.  An invitation will be added to your calendars with event details.  This is an optional event, but please let us know if you are able to join us. In your calendar response please indicate if you will be attending as well as if you will bring a guest.  If you have any questions please reach out to Ann amoran2@nd.edu.

Ann Amico Moran

Welcome Shannon Longo!


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!

Warm regards,
Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Welcome Lea Barthuly to Alumni

Dear Team,

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!

Mandy Kinnucan
Alumni Education Programs Director

Congratulations Dan and Meredith Santucci

Dear Colleagues,
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,

Rockne Heritage Fund will be renamed Rockne Athletics Fund

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!

Kim Borza

Director, Rockne Athletics Fund