Anne Faherty appointed Affinity Programs Marketing Director

I am pleased to announce that Anne Faherty ’73 SMC will begin her role as Affinity Programs Marketing Director for the Alumni Association on Monday, March 14. This is a new position that will report to me. Anne will be responsible for the strategic direction, administration and marketing of the Notre Dame affinity credit card and banking program, as well as the Alumni Association’s other affinity and partnership programs, including the Liberty Mutual Insurance program, and the license plate programs.
Anne has been working part-time in the NDAA since July 2010. She has led the successful rollout of the affinity credit card and banking program with Bank of America. In fact, we produced the largest number of new credit card accounts in BofA’s collegiate sector in 2010, despite that fact that our credit card didn’t launch until July.
Anne has extensive experience in credit card marketing. She spent more than 20 years at Pathfinders Advertising & Marketing Group, a local marketing/advertising agency. Bank of America’s credit card division was one of Pathfinders’ clients. And, Anne managed that account for 12 years, building it into the agency’s largest account. In that role, she developed strategies and campaigns to market BofA’s credit cards through direct mail, print and broadcast advertising, online marketing, PR and other channels. Anne received her BA in Humanistic Studies from Saint Mary’s College.

Please join me in congratulating Anne on her new position.


Natasha DiPrima

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Please join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Kildare’s Irish Pub on Thursday, March 17th. We will have a private room from 5:00 – 6:00 PM with a number of FREE appetizers. Kildare’s will be offering drink specials as well. We would appreciate it if you would click here and alert us of your attendance by Friday, March 11th in order to gage how much food we will need. We hope to see you there!

Brought to you by the University Relations Events Committee
Please contact Stephanie Mola or Katherine Cinninger with any questions.

Relay for Life—April 29-30, 2011

From: The University Relations Community Service Committee

Join your division in supporting Notre Dame’s Relay for Life by becoming a member of team UR Fighting Cancer. To join, or to learn more about the event, visit:

Notre Dame’s Relay for Life is held here on the Notre Dame Campus each spring. This American Cancer Society event generates life-changing support in the fight against cancer, while celebrating victories over cancer and honoring those who have been touched by it.

If you are interested in being a part of a planning and spirit committee to enhance UR’s Relay efforts, please call Kris Machalleck at 631-6936.

Thank you.

This week in SugarCRM

The SugarCRM project is off to a running start. The following is a brief overview of the project, a little about what we are up to this week and where we are heading next!

The objective of implementing SugarCRM is to provide a nimble tool to support prospect tracking and relationship management.

The major components of the project are:
• Work Flow Development and Tool Configuration
• Data Conversion and Integration
• Procedures and Reporting
• Training and Adoption

Core Team Members:
• Lynn Hubert
• Colleen McQuillan
• Linda Klaybor
• Andrew Yocum

Our focus this week is the FUNCTIONAL DRILL DOWN (Work Flow Development)

Wednesday – Friday of this week we will be conducting meetings with representatives from Regional Development, Major Gifts, CFR, Gift Planning, Donor Services and Stewardship. Our task during these Functional Drill Downs will be to develop the “Use Cases” (or work flows) for the SugarCRM tool. The schedule is posted below.

Following FUNCTIONAL DRILL DOWNS will be the configuration of modules within the tool. As we complete module designs there will be sessions available for everyone to see demonstrations of the look and feel of the tool.

The next major milestones include procedures, reporting, training development and data configuration and integration.

Do you have questions or ideas about the project? Please feel free to email, call, or just stop by and let me or any of the core team members know.



Wed, 10 – noon Donor Services Dome Room
Wed, 1:30 – 3 Stewardship Chapel Room

Thur 8 – noon Regional Dev. Chapel Room
Thur 1 – 2:30 Major Gifts Fighting Irish Room
Thur 2:30 – 4:30 Gift Planning Chapel Room

Fri 8 – 10 CFR Chapel Room

Cheryl Schlimpert

SugarCRM Project Manager
Office of Development
Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame
1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617-1403
Phone: 574-631-2433
Fax: 574-631-8325

Sarah Schmall departing

Dear Colleagues,

It’s with mixed emotion that I share with you that Sarah Schmall will be departing the University. She has accepted a position with the Columbia Business School, in the Office of Individual and Reunion Giving in New York City. Sarah has been spent the past 18 months working in the Phone Center as a Program Manager and her last day will be Friday, March 18. I am going to miss the opportunity to work with Sarah but am certainly happy for her as she moves on to her next adventure.

Please join me in congratulating Sarah and thank her for her service to the University on Wednesday, March 9, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Development Phone Center (Lower Level – Eck Visitor’s Center). This will provide colleagues and student callers an opportunity to stop by and wish Sarah good luck on the next chapter of her life.


Amy Schell
Director, Annual Fund Marketing and Operations
University of Notre Dame
1100 Grace Hall

Christine DeVore, Recruiting/Organizational Learning/Devel Coordinator

It is our pleasure to announce that Christine DeVore has accepted the position of Recruiting and Organizational Learning and Development Coordinator.

For the past year and a half, Christine has worked in Development as Senior Administrative Assistant to Micki Kidder. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she shared project lead responsibilities with Tim Yoder for the move to Eddy Street Commons in 2010, and managed the on-going creation and implementation of processes and policies for ESC throughout the past nine months. Christine was also a member of the Employee Orientation Committee formed after ND Voice 2008. She has proven her ability to strategically design programs and projects in various arenas, as an individual and in a team, most recently with her assistance to Jay Rizzi and the Intranet launch.

Prior to coming to the University of Notre Dame, Christine worked for Anthony Travel as Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, John Anthony. She was involved in preparing proposals and presentations, in addition to serving as the primary writer for the company. In August of 2009, she authored an article that was published in Sports Travel Magazine regarding the future of university sports travel.

Christine also brings Human Resources experience to this new position from her dual role at Knollwood Country Club as Administrative Assistant and Human Resources Administrator.

We are excited to have her as part of our team and look forward to her contributions as she brings enthusiasm, creativity and talent to our Talent Management efforts. Christine will transition once her current role has been filled. The Senior Administrative Assistant position will be posted via early next week.


Linda Costas
Melanie Davis

Julie Burnett: Lead Database Coordinator

It is my pleasure to announce that Julie Burnett has been promoted to the position of Lead Database Coordinator in Alumni Files.

For the past seven years Julie has worked for Donor Services, first as a member of the year end temporary staff and for the last five years as a Database Coordinator in Alumni Files. Julie has been a tremendous asset in her maintenance of the Kintera database and most recently in the conversion to iModules. Julie will continue her involvement in iModules as we work to enhance current processes. In her new role, Julie will also help guide Alumni Files by managing projects such as the Harris Connect Law Directory Advance Update and other Alumni Files initiatives.

Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College. Prior to coming to the University of Notre Dame Julie was employed at Madison Center for Children, where she worked as a Mental Health Technician. Julie has two wonderful children, Morgan (11) and Brady (6).

Julie brings talent and energy to Alumni Files. Along with Sandie Schiele, Vicki Reeder and JoAnn Raatz we have a hard working and dedicated team.

Join me in congratulating Julie on her new role.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested in the Database Coordinator position, to contact me by March 7.

Sue Prister
Assistant Director,
Development Donor Services

Congratulations George and Bryanne Keegan!

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the birth of Brady Scott Keegan, son of George and Bryanne Keegan, Sr. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Brady arrived on Sunday February 27th at 1:30 a.m. weighing in at 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 19 ¼ inches in length.  Brady Scott is welcomed home by sisters Jenny (5), Emily (2) and big brother Jack (3).

Please join us in congratulating George, Bryanne and the entire Keegan family on the safe arrival of their newest member.