Giving Society Commencement Event Invitations


Printed and email invitations drop this week for the 5th-Annual Giving Society Commencement Reception.

RSVP is open until May 14.

Friday May 18, 2017
Complimentary refreshments & light hors d’oeuvres
3:00 – 5:00pm ET
South Club – O’Neill Hall, Fourth Floor


This year’s invitation was extended to all Giving Society parents, grandparents, and siblings of graduating seniors, including President’s Circle, Cavanaugh Council, Sorin, OSTM, JCOS, Rockne and Badin Guild.

The full list of mail entities can be found here:
For event questions, please contact the Stewardship & Special Events lead, Sean Boudreau.  For registration questions, please contact Shannon Longo on the Donor Experience Team at or 1-6714


Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Welcome to the Team, Melissa Lechlitner!

Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Athletics Advancement team, Melissa Lechlitner. Melissa is 2010 graduate of Notre Dame and former standout point guard for Coach McGraw. She brought her basketball skills across Angela Boulevard from Saint Joe HS where she led her team to a state championship in 2005 (more recently, she helped the Indians bring home another state championship in 2017 as an assistant coach). Following a three-year professional basketball career that took her to Germany, Iceland, Puerto Rico and Finland, Melissa spent the past five years at Anthony Travel. She played an integral role in their overall business development strategies and growth, while also managing and servicing her own portfolio of 85 universities. She also assisted with alumni and international team tours, as well as post season events. Melissa is excited to return to Notre Dame on Monday, May 14th as a regional Athletics Advancement fundraiser and a member of my staff’s Bookstore Basketball team.

Sara Liebscher

Welcome Amy Staples

Please join me in welcoming Amy Staples to Regional Development. She will support Darius Walker (West region) and Bob Morton (new East region fundraiser). Amy’s previous role, Leadership Gifts Coordinator at Middlebury College, has prepared her to jump right in, upon her arrival at Notre Dame. She is excited to join her boyfriend, Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach, Brian Plotkin in South Bend. Amy, who hails from Cape Cod, MA, is an avid traveler. She moved to South Bend just 4 days after returning from Machu Picchu, and has been “on safari in Africa, to the equator in Ecuador, and has eaten and hiked her way through Cinque Terre in Italy.” Amy enjoys hiking and likes to play volleyball. She has a love/hate relationship with running, and teaches spin classes. Amy joins the team on April 30th.

-Laura Midkiff

Elevator Floor Replacement Saturday 4/28

This coming Saturday, April 28th, KITE will be replacing the elevator flooring in the general use elevators. Replacement will start at 8am with completion by Sunday morning. The plan will be to work on a single elevator at a time to cause as little inconvenience as possible.

Welcome Bob Morton

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the newest member of the East Regional Development Team, Bob Morton. Bob is a 2006 graduate of the Mendoza College of Business, with a degree in Accountancy. He earned his football monogram as an offensive lineman for the Fighting Irish. Bob was also an honorary letter winner in band (details to come….).

While at Notre Dame, Bob served as a non-denominational chaplain for the football team from 2009-2010. After graduation, he earned a master’s degree in Ministry from Bethel College. He spent ten years in pastoral ministry in the area.

Bob and his wife Heather have three children: Seeley (a kindergartener at Granger Christian), Kaliope (3 years old) and Deacon (9 months old). The family lives in Mishawaka, and enjoys being outside, dancing in the kitchen, and family trips to Disney World.

Bob will serve benefactors in the New England area and will be based in the Eddy Street office. He begins his next chapter at Notre Dame on June 11. Please join me in welcoming Bob Morton and family home to Notre Dame!

My very best,

Anne Griffith

Blood Drive Today at Harper Cancer Research Institute

Calling all blood donors!

Due to a rough winter and flu season, the community blood bank is in great need of being replenished.

Please join us in donating:

Harper Cancer Research Institute –Bloodmobile in parking lot

Wednesday, April 25th from 11:30am-2pm 

Click HERE to sign up!

For every unit collected, $5 will be given back to Harper. All donors will also be entered into a weekly raffle where 10 donors will win a $100 gift card! Your donation will help the patients at our local hospitals, including patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Parking Enforcement at Eddy Street Offices

Building management has informed us they will begin enforcing the no parking and loading zone parking areas underneath the Eddy Street building. In addition to the “No Parking” signs on the circle itself, there are new signs on the east side of the small island indicating that is now a loading zone area only. Any vehicle parked in either of these areas is subject to be towed.

For very short term visits (less than 15 minutes) please use one of the short term spots along the west side of the island or along the drive across from the building, next to the grassy berm by the Medical School. Otherwise, please park in the parking garage. Passes to exit the garage free of charge are available from the ESC front desk.

Thank you for your assistance with these parking issues. I appreciate your help in being good neighbors to our fellow Eddy Street tenants. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Carolyn Hardman

Want Help with Your Savings Goals?

The University of Notre Dame is partnering with Fidelity Investments to present an in-person educational workshop for faculty and staff, where you’ll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence.


HVAC Spring Maintenance

Dynamic Mechanical will be preforming spring maintenance on all HVAC systems in the Eddy Street Office building on Wednesday, April 25th. 2nd Floor offices will be serviced starting at 8am; 3rd and 4th floor offices will be serviced after 5pm.