The Office of Stewardship Programs is pleased to announce two new hires!

Mary Fisher has been promoted to assistant director of stewardship programs from her position supporting the West Region of Development. Having received her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Film, Television and Theatre from Notre Dame in 2008, Mary has been with the Department of Development  for a year, and previously served the University in the Career Center. Her experience with donor cultivation and engagement will serve her well in this expanded role. Mary will serve as the stewardship partner for the East Region, with a particular focus on a stewardship strategy for all leadership and principal benefactors in this region.  She will also work to enhance current stewardship programs, including acknowledgments and endowment reports. Although her first official day in Stewardship will be October 6, Mary will continue to support the West until a replacement can be hired and trained. Congratulations, Mary!

Beth Ferlic will also join the team as an assistant director of stewardship programs. This new position will work closely with Regional Development to manage a portfolio of “steward only” donors and will also be responsible for creating a cumulative giving program for leadership benefactors, among other responsibilities.  Beth brings with her a wealth of relationship-building and donor relations experience, as she previously served as the associate director of public relations for the Seattle Symphony. She most recently served as the house manager at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Beth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and earned a Master of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington.  She resides in South Bend with her husband Nate Lazenga. Her first day at Eddy Street will be Monday, October 10. Welcome to Development, Beth!

Katherine Lane, Director

Marketing, Communications and Stewardship

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