Logan’s Run – Saturday August 6, 2011

Please join us on Saturday, August 6 for Logan’s Run. This run/walk is held entirely on the beautiful Notre Dame Campus, and offers a 1 mile fun walk, and 5K and 10K runs. The festivities continue after the race with a Family Fun Fest.

This year we are offering two fun ways to support Logan Center, which offers so many wonderful services to our community.

  • A Service Activity – Be an event volunteer. This may include manning a water station or directing runners during the race.
  • A Fitness Opportunity – Work-out with your colleagues. Join our team for one of the three run/walk events and take advantage of reduced registration fees. All skill levels are welcome.

If you would like more information on Logan’s Run, visit: http://www.runwithlogan.org/

If you are interested in being an event volunteer, or in joining the run/walk team, contact Jill Donnelly at Donnelly.18@nd.edu.


The University Relations Community Service Committee

Kris Machalleck

Welcome Kevin Cannon, Sr. Director, West

Please join me in welcoming Kevin Cannon as a new Sr. Director, Regional Development, West region. Kevin will begin his employment on Monday, July 11th.

Kevin joins us with 17 years of serving Our Lady’s University, most recently as the Director of Student Financial Services.  Kevin served in this role, and as a member of the Finance senior management team, for six years.  His exemplary leadership experience and work assisting Notre Dame students, parents, and alumni, provide him excellent experience as he transitions to the Development team. 

After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Illinois University, Kevin served ten years at his alma mater in University Housing and Dining Services.  He began employment with the University of Notre Dame in 1994, where he has served in positions such as Director for Student Residences, Director for Student Accounts, and the Renovare Functional Lead for Student / Faculty System. 

Kevin and wife of 19 years, Mary Beth, have two children.  Their oldest son, Michael, is 16 and will be a junior at St. Joseph’s High School.  Jack is 13 and will be an 8th grader at Schmucker Middle School. 

Please join me in welcoming Kevin to the team!



Joe Gelchion



July 23, 2011,         11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Stepan Center

The University Relations Summer Carnival is right around the corner!  There will be fun for all, and not just those with children, we hope everyone will join us.  It is a great way to catch up with your colleagues, and meet your new ones!  Plus, you don’t have to be a kid to take a shot at dunking one of your co-workers.

In addition to the dunk tank, there will be a bouncy house, face painting, balloon animals, and lots of delicious things to eat.

Please R.S.V.P. by clicking on the link below and filling out the form.


The Events Committee needs to make sure that we have enough food and other treats for the big day, so we ask that you please RSVP by Wednesday, July 13. Also, if you have children, we need to know by that date so that we have enough goody bags for all the kiddies.

As in the past, the Events Committee is in need of volunteers to help again at this year’s carnival.  We need help with supervising the dunk tank, making sno cones, supervising childrens’ games, set up, and clean up.  If you would like to lend a hand, please let me know, your help is greatly appreciated!!

We look forward to seeing you!  Please contact Katherine Cinninger at kcinning@nd.edu with any questions.

Sponsored by the University Relations Events Committee


Welcome Brenda Reed, New Accounting Assistant for Football

I would like to welcome and introduce a new member of our team during the upcoming football season.  Beginning today, we have added Brenda Reed as support in the billing, distribution and reconciliation of our football, basketball and hockey allotments for the 2011 seasons.  Brenda has been working as a temporary employee in Accounting and Financial Services since November 2010, and this experience will be of great assistance to us this Fall.

Brenda’s primary responsibilities will be billing and assisting with credit card authorizations and processing.  She is located in the office next to Jean Gorman on the west side of the Eddy Street location.  She will also be managing the parking pass lottery direct line (574-631-1818) throughout the month of July; however, you may also contact Brenda with all questions or assistance at this same number.  For all off-campus staff that do not have secure terminals and need to authorize credit cards or reserve hotel rooms, you may contact Brenda directly.  She will also be responsible for the distribution of inventory (either delivering to on-campus staff or sending FedEx packages out to off-campus staff).  Her email address is Brenda.A.Reed.79@nd.edu

Please join me in welcoming Brenda to the department as we look forward to a very exciting season.  Go Irish!

Jill Calderone

University of Notre Dame, Department of Development

Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame

Address Change in California Office

from the California Regional Development Office:



Please update your records to replace our previous address:

7855 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 224

La Jolla, CA 92037

With the following new address:

University of Notre Dame

302 Washington Street, Suite 608

San Diego, CA  92103


Many thanks!

Tim McOsker

Megan Meihaus

Dana Weber

Advance System Upgrade



As some of you may know, there is a team of people that have been working behind the scenes the last few months, preparing to upgrade the Advance system from its current version 9.3 to version  The team has been evaluating all the enhancements that will be provided with this upgrade and testing their implementation.  While there are no major changes in the functionality of Advance, there are some improvements.

Effective with this release:

  • Entity email addresses are removed from the Address window and now are viewed and maintained on a new Email window
  • A new eContact window allows for entry and storage of content related to contacting the entity via electronic means such as Facebook, Twitter, or URL
  • A new Telephone window allows you to store telephone numbers separately, along with additional telephone attributes. Together these elements provide a means for creating and tracking a more comprehensive picture of relevant telephone information



As the upgraded system is deployed to the environment that our Data Analysts use (DEVL), as well as the TEST and Training environments, we are unable to create new long term reports or modify existing reports until the upgrade of the Production environment is complete.  The DEVL environment was upgraded on June 15th .  We will proceed with testing in DEVL prior to upgrading our Test and Training environments.  The week of July 5th, we expect to upgrade Test and Training and validate the migration prior to upgrading the Production environment starting the evening of  July 21st .  Due to the upgrade, Advance Production will not be accessible beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 21 through Friday, July 22nd . Advance Production will be available to access on July 25th .




Donna Adams, Jamie Barry and Sue Prister



Sue Prister

Assistant Director

Donor Services

Development Office

University of Notre Dame

1100 Grace Hall

(574) 631-2610


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Welcome to Darrell Paulsen, Associate Regional Director, Midwest

Please join me in welcoming Darrell Paulsen as a new Associate Regional Director in the Midwest. He will start on July 5th.

Darrell brings a twenty year relationship with the University as a graduate student and employee, along with a wealth of experience as a program manager and as a conference planner and presenter.  Darrell’s strong leadership skills and relationship building experience have been deployed here at Notre Dame in service to our graduate and professional students as well as our alumni.  I am excited that these same skills will now be directed toward serving Notre Dame through donor relationships.

After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Darrell received his Master of Divinity from Notre Dame in 1994 and has since worked for the Office of Campus Ministry for the past 17 years.

Darrell has also designed and directed national conferences for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  He is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctorate in Ministry from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on sustaining lay leadership in the Church.

Darrell and his wife Melissa both originate from New England.  Darrell and Melissa have been married for 23 years and have four children:  Caitlyn is a junior at St. Mary’s College; Sean is an incoming first year student at Notre Dame; Madeleine is a junior at Penn High School; and Julia is a 7th grader at Schmucker Middle School.  Melissa directs the social entrepreneurship initiatives at the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and is a concurrent instructor in the Mendoza College of Business.

Mike Sullivan ’90, Senior Director of Development – Midwest Region

University of Notre Dame – Department of Development

Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame   1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300     South Bend, IN  46617-1403

Office: 574-631-9194     Fax: 574-631-8325

msulli33@nd.edu     www.supporting.nd.edu

Welcome Pablo Martinez, Program Manager in the Phone Center

University Relations Team,

I am pleased to announce that Pablo Martinez will be joining the Annual Fund Marketing and Operations team as a Program Manager in the Phone Center on Friday, July 1st.   Pablo is no stranger to the Phone Center, since he began working as a Student Caller in 2008 and was promoted to Student Manager for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pablo is from San Antonio, TX and graduated this May from Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.  During his time as a student, he was a resident of Keenan Hall and an active participant in intramural sports, Team Captain for Keenan Hall Interhall Soccer and Co-Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer Club.  In the spring of 2010, he took part in the Angers, France study abroad program.  He also brings the talent of being proficient in Spanish and fluent in French.

Please join me in welcoming Pablo to our Development family!

Best regards,

Lori Rush

Lori M. Rush, Assistant Director, Annual Fund

University of Notre Dame     Development Phone Center

100 Eck Center     Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-7935     Fax (574) 631-0212