Deena Chamberlin: Change in Status

Bruce Danielson is excited to announce that Deena Chamberlin has been hired as his full-time assistant effective Monday, August 8th.  Deena has spent the past several months in the same role on a temporary assignment as Cheryl Schlimpert was managing the implementation of Sugar CRM.

Deena grew up in a small town in NH and graduated from IUSB.  She’s been married for 17 years to her husband Eric and lives in Mishawaka.  Deena and Eric have a 13 yr. old son, Harrison.

Prior to working at Notre Dame, Deena was the Event Coordinator for the Matterhorn Conference Center.  You may remember her catering the tailgate parties!  For 15 years prior to that she was a manager for the Emporium Restaurant.  She is very excited to be joining the Development Office full-time!

Please join us in welcoming Deena as she begins her new role.

August VoIP Update

Hello  Campus !

Can you believe classes will be in session in just a few short weeks.  The summer flew by and given the blistering hot temperatures over the last month I am sure a lot of us are looking forward to the cooler Fall weather, football season and the hustle and bustle of campus as the students return for another great year.

As far as the VoIP project goes, the team is still pushing forward.  In the next few VoIP updates we will be sharing with you additional features that our VoIP phones offer.  We hope you will find these tips and tricks helpful as you continue to learn about the phone and all it can do.

We will be offering VoIP demonstrations to campus:

·         Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:00 – 10:00 am: Hesburgh Carey Auditorium

·         Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:30 – 4:30 pm: DeBartolo Hall, Room 102

VoIP Phone Tips:
  • Get your voicemail sent to your email:  Go to and click the Request Additional Features link to have this feature activated by the Help Desk.
Tricks that you will want to know:

  • You can bypass a voicemail greeting by pressing # once the greeting begins and it immediately starts recording your message.


  • You can call directly into someone’s voicemail box to leave a message by pressing * and the person’s 5 digit extension.  i.e (*X-XXXX)
  • Pressing the large button on the right side of the VoIP phone allows you to tilt the phone to your viewing preference.
Other cool features:
  • Mobility: The Mobility feature allows you to “move” a call from your desk phone to a cell phone without alerting the caller that you have done so and continue the conversation ‘on the run’.  In addition, when you call another VoIP phone using the device associated with the Mobility feature, it will display your office number — as if you were calling from your office, not from your cell.  Go to: to request this feature to be activated.
  • Phone Designer: – You can install the Phone Designer application to customize the wallpaper (picture) and ringtone on your desk phone.  Go to for instructions on how to install and use the application.  Note: This application can only be used on a Windows 32-bit machine.

You can find quick reference guides, manuals, and tutorials on the VoIP website at, along with a variety of other information about the new system.

As always, if you have any additional question, our experts at the Help Desk are always available to help…631-8111 or

Happy Day,

Lisa Weinberg

Jean Collier is on the move!

I am pleased to announce that Jean Collier will be joining the CFR team full time beginning Monday August 8th, 2011.  Jean has done great work out of the NYC office for the past 3 years.  Jean’s efforts to secure a $10M gift for Mendoza from Delioitte highlighted her comfort and enthusiasm for working through the complex requirements of connecting so many relationships that are required to land such a lucrative gift.

Michael McLaughlin and I have been talking about this potential opportunity for months and I am pleased to say we are ready to move forward with the transition.  I am very excited to welcome Jean to our team and look forward to her having a fantastic impact on our fundraising goals.  This move is consistent with Jean’s commitment to excellence in her service to the University of Notre Dame.  Jean’s service has included leadership roles as President of the Alumni Association, former Trustee, member of the Spirit Campaign Cabinet and professionally with Development. Prior to Jean’s work with Development, she worked for General Electric for 22 years and KPMG for 2 years after graduation.  She has a unique set of qualifications that combine deep understanding of corporate structure and decision making combined with keen insights of how corporate foundations operate.  Jean’s work with General Electric and their vast network of alumnus is well known across campus.

Jean will work as the Senior Corporate Advisor.  Jean will assist Corporate Relations Directors and staff shape relationships with a core group of firms including General Electric, McDonalds, E&Y, etc.

Please join me in welcoming Jean to the Corporate and Foundations Team!  Congratulations, Jean!

George Keegan

ND United Way Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

I would appreciate your assistance in helping to promote two events that promise to be a good time and are also scheduled to benefit the upcoming ND United Way Campaign.  Flyers are attached but below are the details.

Hammes Bookstore Fall Fest – Friday, August 26

Event Link:

Date: Friday, August 26Time:  Qualifying for the Tailgate Toss Tournament begins at 11am / Festival begins at 5pm

Location:  Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore
– $5 per entry; enter as many times as you’d like!
– Individual and Team Tournament
– Tournament will start promptly at 6:30pm (30 top qualifiers will compete)

Festival begins at 5pm and includes – Food, ND Special Guests, Live Band (Wake Up Call), Face Painting and Raffles!

Trivia Night II – Trivia with Attitude – Saturday, September 24

Last year, this event was an absolute blast with entertaining categories such as “Dead, Alive or Canadian”.   Consider “captaining” a team of colleagues, friends and family.

Date:  Saturday, September 24

Time:  6:30pm doors open, 7:30pm trivia begins

Location:  Michiana Family YMCA – 1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend

Cost:  $15/person (table of 10 for $150)

To Register contact Lisa MacKenzie at 631-7846 or

Other items:

  • Teams are encouraged to bring their own food or Radiant Hearth Pizzeria (mobile wood-fired oven pizza) will be available for purchase.
  • This is an adult-only (over 21) event where beer and wine will be served.
  • Prizes will be awarded for best team name & table decorations.
  • The ND – PITT game is an away game scheduled for noon, so there is plenty of time in the day for both!

P.S. Both of these events are open to the community – so feel free to share with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you for your support of the ND United Way Campaign!


Jessica M. Brookshire, MSA, CHES, Associate Director for Public Affairs

Welcome Pier White, Regional Development, East Region

Please join me in welcoming Pier White to the Notre Dame Development family as Associate Regional Director of Development, East Region, beginning on August 8, 2011.

Pier received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Master’s from the American Military University.

Pier was a member of the University of Notre Dame Air Force ROTC program.  He then went on to serve as a Major in the United States Air Force as a decorated F15-E Fighter aircraft Weapons Systems/ Intelligence Officer.  He served honorably at various bases in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and Saudi Arabia in his fifteen year United States Air Force career.

Pier has also worked in the Financial Services industry as a member of the Smith Barney Company.  His most recent position was as Senior Manager for the Kraft Corporation in Glenview, Illinois, where he was a leader of the Kraft Procurement team.

Pier and his wife Kristen live in South Bend with their five children.

Congratulations Pier, Welcome Aboard!

Go Irish!



Michael McLaughlin, Senior Director of Development – East Region

University of Notre Dame – Department of Development

Welcome to Linsey Laufenburg, Gift Planning

Please join us in welcoming Linsey Laufenberg to the Gift Planning team as an Administrative Assistant supporting Chris DeTrempe and Ken Hendricks.

Linsey is a 2010 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  She graduated summa cum laude, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), and was as a Resident Assistant in Howard Hall during her senior year.

Linsey is from De Forest, WI, a suburb of Madison.  Her father works in the dairy business and her mother works in the insurance industry.  Her sister lives in Appleton, WI where she teaches second grade.  Linsey is first generation Fighting Irish!

Welcome, Linsey!

Welcome to Kelly Hofferth

Team –

I would like all of you to please welcome Kelly Hofferth as a new member of our ND Development Team.  Kelly is joining us as a new Administrative Assistant for Kirt Bjork and Chris Murphy.  Her first day will be Thursday, August 4th.

Kelly comes to us from Press Ganey Associates in South Bend where she most recently worked as a Client Improvement Manager.  Before her 3 years at Press Ganey, Kelly worked for 5 years as a middle school science teacher at St. Monica Grade School in Mishawaka, IN teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science degree from Indiana University and her Master of Arts in Education, A.C.E. from the University of Notre Dame.  Kelly, her husband Jerry and their children reside in South Bend.

Kelly will be sitting in Andrew Frye’s former cubicle.  Please take an opportunity to introduce yourself to Kelly and welcome her as a new member of the ND family.”

Christopher M. Murphy, Associate Director, Midwest Region

Office of Development


Katherine Cinninger Named Program Manager


Please join me in welcoming Katherine Cinninger to the Office of Finance and Administration for University Relations.   As Program Manager, Katherine will be responsible for several areas supporting field fundraising services.  She will play an integral role in the implementation and management of the new process for issuing pledge reminders and the reporting on outstanding balances.  Katherine will also review gift account activity for compliance with gift restrictions, and ensure funds are being utilized by the benefiting unit.  Katherine will review contracts and lease agreements for the Division and coordinate the review with the Office of General Counsel.  Her experience in Development along with her expertise in project management will serve us well in managing various projects.  Katherine will be located on the 11th floor, Grace Hall.


Mary Ellen Koepfle, C.P.A., Director, Finance and Administration

UND ’96, SMC ’78


Thank You from Tony Suber

Notre Dame Development Family,

Good afternoon!  I pray that you all are well…

I’m happy to share that our newest bundle of joy, Anthony “AJ” Jermaine Suber II, arrived on last Thursday, July 21 @ 9:16am.
AJ weighed in at 7.6lbs, and was 19 inches tall.  Both AJ and Jamila are doing well here at home, and Mom and Dad are quickly
adjusting to our zone defense play calling with three kids in the house.  We will figure this thing out soon!

We also want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! The prayers, cards, love, and many gifts are deeply appreciated.
It’s such a great feeling to be so far away but so close to you all at the same time.  You’ll never know how much your support has
meant to us during this unbelievable adventure at this time of our lives.  This journey was not an easy one.  We are truly blessed.

I look forward to seeing you all soon in a couple of weeks! God Bless.

All the best,

Tony Suber ’97
Director of Regional Development
Mid-Atlantic States