Maureen Daday, Promoted to Assistant Program Director, DC Team of Regional Development

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us in congratulating Maureen Daday on her recent promotion to Assistant Program Director (APD) on the DC Team of Regional Development. Maureen has been an integral partner in Gift Planning since 2019 after she graduated with a MS in Management from Notre Dame. She’s a proud alumna of Saint Mary’s College with a BA in Music.

Maureen has worked in tandem with Chris DeTrempe, Jessica Brice, and Sarah Wodrich. At the beginning of the pandemic, she successfully took over management of the Life Insurance Program, stewarding ~50 donors and providing research to advance the program. She also helped RaeLee Rea bring the estate program into the digital era. Besides her work duties, as a dedicated contributor to UR culture, Maureen is best known for captaining the Benchwarmers softball team and her work on the DEIU GEE committee.

In her new role, Maureen will continue her current responsibilities while taking on new project-based work and mentoring partnerships. This will include strategizing with the Gift Planning team, training people inside and outside of Gift Planning, and continuous improvement processes.

Congratulations on the well-earned promotion, Maureen!

-Jen Koebel and Lori Tinkey

New Opportunity for Curtis Claypool

Dear Colleagues,

I write to announce that Curtis Claypool will be transitioning from his role as a Regional Director on the New York Metro team effective December 31. During this transition, Curtis will report to Brian Diss and work closely with the Advancement Services team to benchmark and adopt best practices for Regional Director hiring, on-boarding, and training.

Since joining the New York Metro team in June 2019, Curtis has created and deepened important relationships on behalf of the University and raised critical funds for Notre Dame students. Needless to say, he will be missed by his teammates and donors.

Please join me in thanking Curtis for his numerous contributions to our team and wishing him well in his next endeavor.

All the best,

Laura Walker Promoted to Program Director, Badin Guild Stewardship

We are so happy to announce the promotion of Laura Walker! Members of the Badin Guild have been the lucky recipients of Laura’s stewardship, newsletters, cards, warmth, and prayers since 2014.

Laura has been a dedicated, flexible, and steady member of the development team in her eight years of service. She spent her first seven years as part of the Annual Fund team and moved to Stewardship & Donor Relations just over a year ago so that her role could fully focus on and expand the stewardship programs and efforts for Badin Guild members.

Today, we show the University’s appreciation by announcing her promotion to Program Director, Badin Guild Stewardship. Recently of note, Laura has created new stewardship programs for our benefactors with $10 million+ estate gifts and also widows and widowers. Whether making her monthly visit to the Grotto to pray for deceased members of the Notre Dame Family, planning innovative and meaningful events, deepening relationships with members of the Badin Guild, or selecting just the right photo from the Archives to share with her population, Laura conducts her work with excellence, integrity, and great care. Thank you, Laura, and congratulations!

-Sara Kassen

Newest Grace of Giving Episode with Dezha Moore

The newest episode of “The Grace of Giving” podcast is out featuring Annual Giving Program Assistant Director, Dezha Moore! In this episode, recorded in the St. Joe Coffee Company in the newly renovated St. Joseph Country Public Library in downtown South Bend, we talk with Dezha about and her journey to Annual Giving, what keeps her motivated in her work, and what it was like to record her new album. Listen now! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and fill out this form to appear as a guest.

UR November Birthdays

Happy birthday to all our UR employees celebrating their special days in November! We’re so thankful to have you on our team!

11/1 – Sean Cuneo
11/2 – Ling Sun
11/3 – Paul Hernandez
11/4 – Tom Molnar
11/7 – Beth Pritchard
11/7 – Michael Sullivan
11/8 – Laura Ruiz
11/8 – Michelle Joyce
11/9 – Guadalupe Gomez
11/10 – Ernestine Gardner
11/10 – Jennifer Witucki
11/11 – Sarah Forner
11/12 – RaeLee Rea
11/13 – Sean Sharpe
11/14 – Shannon Forry
11/15 – Mitchell Dansky
11/17 – Sara Liebscher
11/20 – Alaine Roberts
11/20 – Sara Kassen
11/23 – Debra de St. Jean
11/23 – Jennifer Odell
11/24 – Susan Morse
11/27 – Vahid Sadrzadeh
11/30 – Angel Hess
11/30 – Ken Camm

11th Floor Grace – Conference Room Number Changes

Good Afternoon,

The room numbers on the 11th floor Grace Conference rooms have been updated in Google calendar. The room to the right as you exit the elevators previously listed as1101, will now show up as 1100. The conference room on 11 north which was previously numbered 1100 will show up as 1160.

If you have future/recurring meetings scheduled in either of these rooms, you don’t need to do anything, the room numbering was automatically updated in Google Calendar.

Signage has been added to 1100 and 1160 with the new numbering.

Thank you!