Farewell to Nick Shelton


Please join me in thanking Nick Shelton for his contribution to the Notre Dame family as an Associate Director for the Cavanaugh Council & President’s Circle. Today, November 30, will be Nick’s last day on the Development team, as he will be pursuing new opportunities.

Best, Shelby

AAD open position postings live for applications

We are pleased to post for applications the following openings on our Academic Advancement Team.

As the primary engine for proposal development in the academy, the individuals we hire for these roles will be expected to:

  • In collaboration with fundraisers, build and actively manage a proposal pipeline;
  • Develop formal proposals to be presented to donors;
  • Advance proposals from inception to conclusion; and
  • Meet annual collaborative production goals as developed with the Senior Director.

Financial Aid & Student Life – see posting here

As a NEW ADDITION to the Academic Advancement Team, this individual will drive philanthropy to advance the academy’s ambitions in the areas of Financial Aid & Student Life by focusing time on fundraising for:

  • Undergraduate Financial Aid, TARGETING PROPOSALS AT $1 MILLION AND ABOVE;
  • Graduate Student Financial Aid and other fundraising priorities of the Graduate School; and
  • Priorities of Student Affairs.

Research Innovation & IDEA Center – see posting here.

As a REIMAGINED AND RESTRUCTURED role on the Academic Advancement Team, this individual will drive philanthropy to advance the academy’s ambitions in the areas of Research Innovation and IDEA Center by focusing time on fundraising for:

  • Innovative research priorities lead by Notre Dame Research; and
  • Priorities of IDEA Center.

College of Engineering – see posting here.  

As a LONGSTANDING CORE ROLE on the Academic Advancement Team, this individual will drive philanthropy to advance the academy’s ambitions in the College of Engineering.

Thank you for your consideration,

Michael Loungo

Update Integrated Work Environment Plans


We are excited to share an update on our upcoming integrated work environment plans.  The next phase will be a remodel of a portion of our Regional Development area, creating a shared work environment for certain fundraisers.  A huge thank you to all fundraisers who have agreed to use this as their home-base: Kevin Deeth, Shannon Forry, Mark Futa, Giovana Heeter, Lynn Hubert, Janet Jessup, Bill Kempf, Riley Koval, Ron Linczer, Tom Molnar, Jesse Meyer, Darrell Paulsen, Tara Reilly, Dan Santucci, Steve Sollmann, Aaron Wall.  
We anticipate the work being done in mid January once the products arrive, and should only take a week to complete.  Stay tuned for additional details on how we will adjust while the work takes place.
Attached are two files.  One is an ESC floorplan with the location of this new space highlighted in yellow.  It is essentially located from the current offices of Deeth, Heeter, Reynolds, and Meyer toward the west windows. The second attachment includes renderings of the products and layout for this phase. 
The plan moving forward from the work in January is to complete additional phases throughout the west side of the ESC office.  We will continue to “do, learn, do.”  Please reach out to a member of the Integrated Work Environment Committee with any questions.
IWEC Committee:
Brad Goff, Co-Chair
Marty Harshman, Co-Chair
Lynn Hubert
Scott Jessup
Conor Montijo
Eileen Murdock
TJ Pillari
Dan Santucci
Amy Schell
Aaron Wall
Nathan Utz
Lin Wang

Theresa Fry to join Notre Dame Law School


Please congratulate Theresa Fry on her new role as Marketing Communications Assistant at the Notre Dame Law School, effective Monday, December 3, 2018.  Theresa joins the Law School from her current position as Law School Advancement Coordinator. As part of the Law School’s Marketing Communications Department, she will contribute to a team that produces the publications and marketing materials, manages planning and marketing for events, and maintains the website and social media, of the Law School.


Theresa joined Development as the academic advancement coordinator in November 2016, where she facilitated development efforts for the Notre Dame Law School alumni, supported the Law School’s Academic Advancement Director, and worked on the execution of a wide range of Law School events.


Theresa graduated from Indiana University, and is currently a member of IU’s Bicentennial Advisory Committee.  She brought to Notre Dame experience as business manager for Augusta RV in Elkhart, as well as her time in our university community as Women’s Golf Coach at St. Mary’s College.  From 2010 to 2015, Theresa served as the assistant race director for Sunburst Races, South Bend’s largest community event, and she continues to serve on the steering committee for the race.

This new role will bring Theresa closer to the Notre Dame Law School, and we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate in the future with her and her team, for the benefit of the Law School and Notre Dame.

Please congratulate Theresa on this next step in her career, and look for her on the quad as she continues as a member of our community.

The Rockne Recap – November 2018

The Rockne Recap – November 2018

The month of November has brought a 10-0 record for Notre Dame Football and the first-ever Jesse Harper Council Founders’ Weekend. Did someone say best month ever?

Thank you for your continued leadership and commitment to our student-athletes. The launch of the Jesse Harper Council has been an incredible experience for Notre Dame Athletics. We are truly humbled by the generosity of each and every one of our Founding Members, and we were so glad to see many of you at Jesse Harper Council Founders’ Weekend. Please find a few highlights from the weekend below:

Behind the Scenes with Ron Powlus and ND Football
The weekend began with a private Q&A in the Schivarelli Players’ Lounge with Ron Powlus, former Fighting Irish quarterback and current Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations. Ron gave our Founders an in-depth analysis on the state of Notre Dame Football before leading a walk through of the home and visiting locker rooms in Notre Dame Stadium. Ron is just one Notre Dame Athletics staff member who directly witnesses the impact your generosity has on student-athletes every day.  Thanks to all who attended this event and asked Ron the hard hitting questions!

Jesse Harper Council Founding Members join Ron Powlus in the Schivarelli Players’ Lounge, the home Locker Room, and the visiting Locker room before Saturday’s game against FSU.
Jesse Harper Council Founders’ Brunch
The main event of the weekend, the Founders’ Brunch, was a morning full of great food and drinks, and even better company. Jack Swarbrick spoke to the group about the legacy of Jesse Harper before Notre Dame on-air talent Jack Nolan hosted a Q&A with Kevin McDougal and Marc Edwards, two stars from the ’93 Notre Dame Football team. Notre Dame Football legend Joe Theismann also stopped in to greet our group and thank Founding Members for their impact on the lives of Notre Dame student-athletes. All present Founders received their Founding Member gift, which will be shipped to each one of you in the next week. Please keep an eye on your mailbox!
Saturday’s Founders’ Brunch featured appearances by Notre Dame Football’s Joe Theismann, Kevin McDougal, and Marc Edwards as well as a Jesse Harper themed speech by Jack Swarbrick. 
Ask Jack
The final Ask Jack of the 2018 Football season kicked off with a salute to the 40 Founding Members of the Jesse Harper Council and was followed by an informative conversation between Jack Swarbrick and two special guests: former Irish basketball student-athlete, former FSU Athletics Director, and current EVP of Regulatory Affairs with the NCAA, Stan Wilcox ’78; and chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics and NCAA Faculty Representative, Tricia Bellia.

Sara Liebscher presented the Founding Members of the Jesse Harper Council to the group (including Founding Member Dr. Bob) before the final Ask Jack of the season.

Football Indoor Practice Facility Tour
What would Founders’ Weekend be without a Notre Dame Athletics sneak peek? Thanks to those of you who braved the cold and joined us for a tour of the newest addition to the Notre Dame Athletics landscape, the Indoor Football Practice Facility. We look forward to the completion of this state of the art facility for our student-athletes!
Vice President and University Architect, Doug Marsh, led Founding Members on a tour of the facility and answered questions on current and upcoming projects around campus.
Kimberly Borza

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LTND Naples Event Save the Date

Dear Colleagues,

This week, Badin Guild members with preferred and seasonal addresses in the greater Naples, Florida area will receive a Save the Date communication through email and mail for our Love Thee Notre Dame reception prior to the Naples performance of Sorin:  A Notre Dame Story on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Invitations with further details on this event will be sent in late January.

Please see this list for detail on benefactors who will be receiving this communication.

For more information on this event, please contact Laura Snell Walker.

Welcome Mike Schultz

Please join me in welcoming Mike Schultz to the Western Region team as a Regional Director. Mike will be starting with our team on December 3rd, and will be covering a territory in the Pacific Northwest.

Mike is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in Film, Television, and Theatre as well as a two-time Monogram winner as a student manager where he rose to the rank of Head Football Student Manager.  Growing up, Mike moved around quite a bit with stops in Elgin, IL, Jacksonville, FL, Richmond, VA, Frederick, MD, Grand Rapids, MI, and Pittsburgh, PA.  Mike married his high school sweetheart, Gillian, who is also a 2004 graduate of Saint Mary’s College.  They have three children, Keira, 12, Brian, 10, and Kinley, 3.

Mike has spent that past 14+ years working at his high school alma mater, Saint John’s Catholic Prep, in Buckeystown, MD.  After teaching for a year and a half, he accepted a position in the school’s Advancement Office and has spent the past 13 years working with the development and admissions teams where he most recently served as the Executive Director of Advancement.

In his free time, Mike enjoys working out and watching a variety of sports.  He is very excited about the opportunity to bring his family home to Notre Dame.



Bill Ribera

 Rubén Medina joins South Region Team

Please welcome Rubén Medina to his new role as a fundraiser on the South team.  Rubén joins the South Region team from his current position on our Global Advancement team.  As part of the South Region team, Rubén will serve as a front line fundraiser supporting the University’s development efforts in Latin America.


Rubén brings to this new role significant experience at the University, including work in Undergraduate Admissions and Notre Dame International.  During his time on the Global Advancement team, Rubén helped define and develop a geographic focus to the University’s fundraising efforts in Latin America; built and refined a portfolio of prospects; and through diligence and collaboration with his generous colleagues in Regional Development, made significant progress in his fundraising skills and acumen.  This role represents a natural next step in Rubén’s career in Development and continues our efforts to mainstream fundraising outside of the United States by aligning as appropriate, with our domestic fundraising structures and practices.


Rubén graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a second major in Japanese, and is currently completing his Master of Science in Finance at Mendoza.


Please congratulate Rubén, and join us in thanking him for his collaborative spirit.


In gratitude,


Marty Harshman

Michael Loungo


Interns: Now & Recruiting for Summer 2019



We continue to be thankful for the Notre Dame students serving as interns this academic year:

Starting lower left: McKenna Cassidy (Storytelling), Jade Martinez (AGSM), James Riley (Rudy drummer), Colleen Cross (Foundation Relations), Tony Castrodale (Corporate Relations) Starting lower right: Katie Smith (LOD), Eric Kim (Special Events), Bryan Reaume (Forever Intern), Caitlyn Clinton (Athletics Advancement), Laura Qi (Organizational Effectiveness). Not Pictured: Nic Mannion (ND Listens)

Tis the season to recruit summer interns! Know any diverse, capable, and accountable students who would be great candidates?  Send them this link.

Water Issues at ESC

As you are aware, we are having issues with our coffee makers and water coolers in the Eddy Street Office. These problems stem from both our heavy use of the equipment and a building wide issue with the water pressure. The maintenance staff at Kite is aware of the problem and they are looking into solutions to the low water pressure issue. Please be patient with the coffee makers and water coolers until a solution is found. Thank you!