Welcome Prospect Research Team additions: Christina and Megan

I’m excited to announce recent growth in our Prospect Research team!

Megan Andedo is joining the team as a Research Analyst. She moves from her role as the Gift and Data Management Analyst, on October 18th.

This move is the perfect next step for Megan! Over the past year, she has assisted our team in identifying leadership prospects from the DTR and completed some wealth evaluations. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2019, Megan worked in Development at St. Mary’s College. She also spent nine years with Target as a logistics team member. Megan graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor degree in General Studies and she is currently working towards a Masters in Liberal Studies.

Megan has two sons who keep her super busy. Ezra is 7 and Eli is 4 years old. She enjoys writing and a fun fact about Megan is that she has submitted works to Michiana Monologues and even performed other writer’s stories. We’re excited to have an accomplished writer such as this join our team!

Christina Ryan joined the team as a Research Analyst on August 16th and was immediately immersed in Development during her first week at Summit. Fundraisers are now beginning to receive wealth evaluations from her – she’s spent time with Ben to learn from the best!

Christina previously worked in the Notre Dame Department of History. She left Higher Ed to experience life in the corporate world and comes to us most recently from Great Lakes Forest Products in Elkhart IN, where she was an Inside Sales Coordinator and Graphic Designer. Christina graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Photography. She received her Masters of Arts in History from DePaul University, Chicago.

When Christina is not at work or home, she is mostly likely at the “best gym in the Midwest” – East Race Muscle. Christina is a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. We look forward to Christina contributing to getting our Research work and the entire team in shape!

Please join me in welcoming Christina and Megan!


Badin USC Tailgate

Dear Colleagues,

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Badin Guild will host our USC Tailgate from 2-5 PM on Debartolo Quad North, east of the Law School. We are over capacity for this event and registration is closed.

Please see the list of registered attendees for detail on benefactors who will be attending this event.

If you have questions regarding this event or have Badin Guild you would like added to the waitlist, please contact Laura Walker.

Last Chance for Spooktacular Team Sign Up

If your team is interested in participating in the annual Spooktacular decorating contest and have not yet reached out to Grace Prosniewski at gprosnie@nd.edu, please do so by the end of the day on Monday, October 18th. We need to have a final count of teams before we can allow decorators to pick their spots in the tent. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Stay Spooky!
-Spooktacular Falloween Team

Reminder About ESC Gameday Parking

Tenants of the Eddy Street office who will be working the USC gameday and need parking in the ESC garage, make sure to submit your BEAT request before Tuesday 10/19 at 1:00 pm EDT. Please Note: we will be unable to add parking requests after the deadline.

To request gameday parking in the ESC garage (you must have an ESC garage card), enter your name into BEAT, choosing “Parking” as the activity and “ESC – Staff” as the parking preference.

There is an identifying dashboard sign that will need to be displayed by anyone requesting parking for gameday. The dashboard signs are available at the ESC front desk. If you have a 2021 dashboard sign from an earlier game, you can use the same sign for any other games this season.

Please note – all access cards will be inactivated for Saturday,10/23 except for staff who have submitted a BEAT request.

If you have any questions, contact Lana Taylor.

New Role for Josh Flynt

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to share that our colleague and friend Josh Flynt will begin a new role as regional director of development, beginning on November 1. Since 2018, Josh has served on the Alumni Association marketing and communications team, connecting the Notre Dame family back to the University and helping to lead new initiatives like the Domer Dozen and numerous important communications to our alumni, parents, and friends.

Prior to joining the NDAA, Josh worked for three years as the advisor to the vice president for university relations. He joined our UR team after several years in Notre Dame athletics following his graduation from Notre Dame in 2011. Josh will work with families in upstate and western New York, close to where he called home growing up.

Please join us in congratulating Josh on this new chapter, and thanking him for his work as a UR colleague over these past six years.

All the best,
Dolly and Sara

Shake Down the Thunder Tailgate Registration

Dear Colleagues,

Please use this Google form to make reservation requests for any benefactors that you would like to register for the Giving Society Shake Down the Thunder Tailgate to be held from 3-6pm Saturday, October 23rd.

As a reminder, this is an exclusive giving society event, however, if you have any asks of benefactors to join a giving society, we would be happy to include them space permitting. If you have any questions, please contact Pablo Martínez or the OnwardND team at 574-631- 5198.

Go Irish!

Phishing Scam Alert

Please note that business managers across campus have been targeted by a phishing scam. This involves a toner scam which started with phone calls to an administrator and then escalated to an emailed invoice for payment online with credit card. We have seen similar toner scams in the past, and this is a good time to remind everyone, especially those business administrators that deal with supply orders, to be aware of scams like this.

The user also documented the phone numbers and names from the scammer company. All of this has been shared with the OIT who has successfully blocked the email address and phone numbers from campus. Although, to be safe, we wish to disburse this information as a reminder that toner is not vended by this company (or paid for by credit card) but best sourced from Office Depot or GovConnection, both of whom appear in buyND.

The phone numbers are as follows:

661-251-2295 – comes up as Keith Williams
312-815-6792 – comes up as IS Dept
404-777-3760 – comes up as IS Dept

The individuals go by James Howard and John Davis.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Hall in Procurement Services.

Congratulations, Ashley Van Avermaete – new CCPC Associate Director

It is my pleasure to welcome Ashley Van Avermaete to the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle team as Associate Director. Among many responsibilities, Ashley will provide oversight and enhancement to our data management processes including membership tracking and analysis.

Ashley has been a dedicated member of the development coordinator’s team since 2019. In that time, she led the charge to improve our process documentation, helping to create a “DC Toolkit” that is widely used by all team members. Ashley shared her tech skills freely, creating Spark cards for every occasion but also teaching those skills to the rest of us. She has a zest for process improvement and we’ve been extremely fortunate to have benefited from her keen eye. Many thanks, Ashley!

We know her previous experience, technical skills, and innovative nature will serve her well as she begins this new role. Her first day will be Monday, October 18th. Please join us in congratulating Ashley!

Mary Jane Añón and Deena Chamberlin

Welcome Sr. Office Coordinator, Dawn Smith!

It is my pleasure to welcome Dawn Smith to the Advancement Services team as the Sr. Coordinator for the Eddy Street Office. Dawn’s first day will be October 11th, and she will be overseeing the Eddy Street front desk area.

Dawn is joining us from St. Michael’s Laundry where she has spent the last 12 years as the Lead for Customer Service. Prior to joining St.Michael’s, she served as the Office Manager for Planet Automotive Group. While at Notre Dame, Dawn participated in the Ivy Tech program earning her degree in Applied Science.

Dawn will be the welcoming face and voice for anyone stopping by or calling and will be assisting with handling operational issues within the suite. She brings a great customer service focus to the front desk of our Eddy Street office and has tremendous institutional knowledge having built strong working relationships with both the administrative and facilities areas at the University.

Please join me in welcoming Dawn to the UR team. Be sure to stop by the front desk to introduce yourself or just to say hi!

Lana Taylor