Space Pilot

We are excited to announce the pilot shared space at ESC is now available for use!   All members of our Development Team are invited and encouraged to spend time working in the various accommodations.  This is not “reservable” space, so if it is open, try it out!   

 There is additional furniture coming later this week, so it will be temporarily closed for installation as it arrives.   Please feel free to provide any feedback to the committee (listed below).
Brad Goff
Marty Harshman
Lynn Hubert
Scott Jessup
Laura Midkiff
Conor Montijo
Eileen Murdock
TJ Pillari
Dan Santucci
Amy Schell
Nathan Utz
Aaron Wall
Lin Wang

Well done, summer interns!

Please join me in congratulating this summer’s cohort of the UR Internship Program for completing their 8-week term. Their friendship inspires us: their work advances our mission.
I am grateful for all colleagues who so warmly welcomed and richly supported interns. Special thanks to those who served as supervisors, mentors, and Friday facilitators. This generous investment yielded a transformative experience.
We look forward to ongoing partnership with this summer’s cohort.

For Notre Dame,
Bryan Reaume


Dear Colleagues,


On August 1st, 2018, the SlideShark service will be discontinued. However, you can still access, download, and share Campaign marketing materials and resources on your iPads and other mobile devices in either of the following two ways:


  1. Go to, then click Campaign Resource Center followed by Priority Pages and Presentations.


  1. Use the Google Drive App, search for “Priority Pages and Presentations (Campaign Resource Center)” folder, which is shared with all Development staff.


Please note that the Strategic Application & Business Intelligence team and the Storytelling & Engagement team are looking for applications that can integrate Campaign materials into Salesforce CrmND. Please stay tuned!


If you have further questions, please contact Lin Wang at 631-4961 or the Development OIT Team at 631-2678.




Young ND Board

UR Team:
The Notre Dame Alumni Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Young ND Board to guide the University’s engagement with its young alumni. The new board will work closely with the association and with our clubs to serve and engage ND graduates 32 and younger. The board was established as a part of the Re-Envisioning and the Student/Young Alumni strategic plans. We had more than 200 applications and statements of intent submitted for the 16 available positions. Please see the press release here. 
The new members include six current or former Notre Dame club young alumni coordinators, three current or former ND club presidents, and two past Notre Dame class presidents. Professionally they work at Google, Groupon, Sotheby’s, Bayer, Target, Willis Towers Watson, and Xerox. We have a doctor, a teacher, an attorney, a legislative assistant, and a Ph.D. candidate in biology.
A big thanks to Kevin Brennan and Jackie Thomas for guiding the selection process with our task force.
They are quite the impressive group!

Best, Bill Gangluff

Free Health Screening at Eddy Street August 7th

Get a confidential health screening and be better informed about your health. Learn where you stand on such indicators as blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, and more.
Benefit-eligible faculty and staff who complete a screening by November 2 will receive an automatic $180 premium credit. Faculty/staff whose eligible spouse completes a screening by November 2 will receive an additional $96 premium credit.
Memorial Health and Lifestyle will be in the Eddy Street Family room on Tuesday, August 7th from 7:30am – 11am and appointments are still available.
Call askHR at 1-5900 to schedule your appointment or for more information.

Welcome Jordan Wahlstrom

It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of Jordan Wahlstrom as Assistant Director on the Executive Events & Stewardship team. Jordan started with the University on Monday, July 23.

In her role as Assistant Director, Jordan will work closely with members of the Executive Events team and partners across campus on the registration and planning process for Advisory Council Weekends. She will also assist with groundbreaking and dedications. Additionally, Jordan will be responsible for planning and executing a variety of events throughout the year, including events such as the President’s Holiday Prayer Service and Reception, Community Leaders’ Breakfast, Welcome Weekend events, and Presidential Forums. Jordan will also serve as a graphic designer to the team.

As the head of Marketing and Graphic Design for Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Niles, MI) for the past four years, Jordan has been responsible to plan, organize, and execute initiatives that connect donors, members, and the community to Fernwood. In this capacity, Jordan has coordinated fundraising events, designed print promotions, cultivated relationships with local businesses, and led travel programs with Fernwood members and friends.

Jordan has worked with a wide variety of graphic design mediums, including ads, banners, brochures, newsletters, posters, flyers, invitations, programs, and forms. In addition to creating print media, Jordan has managed Fernwood’s social media pages and website, ensuring that Fernwood’s online presence is engaging and informative.

Since 2012, Jordan has also owned and operated JN Design & Photography. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations Writing.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Jordan Wahlstrom to the Special Events & Stewardship team.



Space Update

The Integrated Work Environment Committee continues to explore enhancements to our ESC workspace.  We are excited to share renovations will begin on our first pilot space this week so all can witness and experience potential new layouts and products as we look to the future.

This pilot space will be located where the SRDs, Micki and Gavin currently share an office, as well as across the hall to include the Hesburgh and Grotto Rooms.  Attached is a rendering to help you envision the new layout, but please pose questions to any committee member.  As this space has served as a home-base to Micki, Gavin, Stu, Anne, Tim and Marty, it will no longer be their assigned office.  This new space will be for ALL members of Development to use, accommodating  individual work, one-on-one conversations, private phone calls, and small group work.  You will see from the renderings there is both public and private space planned for this pilot.  At this point, we plan to keep this all first come first serve, rather than allowing for specific space to be reserved.

Those at Grace and ESC were recently invited to participate in surveys regarding their work environment.  This pilot, in many ways, is another type of survey.  We ask all to spend time working in this new space and provide feedback on your experience to the committee.

Below is a timeline of expected work, which will begin this Friday, July 20, with the space being ready for use by early August.  Our apologies for any disruptions this work may cause, thank you for your patience:

July 20: Business Furnishings to remove furniture and take down walls.

July 23-25: painting, HVAC, electrical work.

July 26-27: install of first wave of furniture.

August 7: install of second wave of furniture.

This is the first tangible step in what will be a process that continues over a number of months.  We fully recognize that some of you have reservations about the outcome of this process and there will be challenges along the way.  But with your full and honest support, we will work together to create a new work environment that fully accommodates our growing Development team in a way that is creative, energizing and promotes a true spirit of team.  Please be patient and help us succeed.

Thank you,

Pilot Space 1