New ARD/RD Positions


As we anticipate the fundraising needs of our next campaign, we will be hiring at the ARD/RD level in each of our regions.  We are looking for top sales and/or fundraising talent and will be actively sourcing candidates in the marketplace as well as accepting applications through the more traditional channel of our NDjobs website.

Your referrals will be a huge help to our meeting and/or exceeding our fundraising goal for this campaign. Please consider colleagues you think would be successful in the role and/or any source who could recommend talent to us. As you know, commitment to the Notre Dame mission is of utmost importance.

Please encourage qualified candidates to apply through ( position number 12581) and/or contact Melanie Davis directly.

Thanks and Go Irish,


Thank you from Lynn Hubert

Thank you to all of you who donated clothing, food, and money to assist those in need in Staten Island. I’m  always amazed at the outpouring of support from the Notre Dame family, and I’m humbled by your generosity. Dan and I are loading, packing and mailing these care packages this weekend. For those of you who might want to send something but didn’t get to bring items to campus today (Tuesday), please send your donations to:

CYO Center                                                                                                                            120 Anderson Ave.                                                                                                     Staten Island, NY 10302

Thanks again and God Bless!


Help for Staten Island via Lynn Hubert

From Lynn Hubert:

A good friend of ours, Michael Padrnos, is organizing and sending food and clothing to those in Staten Island, the Church of St. Rita, who are truly suffering the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. Please read below for information and timeline. I’m willing to be the person to deliver the goods to him TOMORROW – yes, late notice. I just learned of his second round of shipments going out WEDNESDAY.

The last two days of listening to continued radio reports of the devastation in the NY boroughs, particularly Staten Island has gotten to me. I’m tired of sitting around feeling helpless out here in Indiana. Decided these people need more than prayers, they need help! I called The Church of St. Rita on Staten Island and talked to an administrator who shared more stories that the news is not picking up. She says that help hasn’t really reached Staten Island yet, so many unknowns as to what’s next, bodies still being found, so many people displaced. Couldn’t believe the call was from Indiana and was so happy people wanted to help. She says they badly need clothes…and of course, non-perishable foods, especially cereal. She says they’ve dubbed themselves the “forgotten borough” since so little help has come to date.

These people are hurting and families are in need right now. So I am going to be shipping clothes from our closets (God knows we can spare some) and dry goods/foods today and Monday and Wednesday of this week. I was given the address of the CYO Center (Catholic Youth Organization) which is part of Catholic Charities on Staten Island. I was told that the Churches are trying not to have donations show up at their churches as they aren’t able to as effectively distribute it as Catholic Charities can.

If anyone would like to ship donated goods on their own accord, the address is…

CYO Center                                                                                                                 120 Anderson Ave.                                                                                               Staten Island, NY 10302

Welcome Elle Metz to the Alumni Association

Please help us welcome Elle Metz to the Alumni Association. Elle will be working on the Programs Team as Young Alumni Program Manager.

Originally from Naperville, IL, Elle is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame with a double major in marketing and film & television. While on campus she was in involved with a number of class councils, Student Government – serving as Director of Communications and Special Events and also held the position of Director of Marketing for The Bald and Beautiful: ND Fights Cancer. An avid runner, she was president of the ND Women’s Running Club her senior year.

Since graduation Elle worked for digital media publisher Spartz Media in Chicago as a Project Manager.

Elle’s first day with the Alumni Association is Monday, November 5, 2012.

Our Sympathy to Chris DeTrempe

We extend our deepest sympathies to Chris DeTrempe on the passing of his father, David.  Condolences may be sent to: 14154 Stonehurt Court, Granger, IN 46530

Lester David DeTrempe, 88, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on March 15, 1924, in Peoria to Lester George and Maureen (Claspell) DeTrempe. He married Mary Amberg on Oct. 16, 1948, and the couple recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

David is survived by his 11 children, David Jr. (Dale) DeTrempe of Wauwatosa, Wis., Therese (Ron) Gruber of Peoria, Ill., Katherine (Ken) Wolbeck of Peoria, Ill., Elizabeth (Dave) Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, Frances (Larry) Solomon of Peoria, Ill., Maureen (Rick) Smith of Palm Coast, Fla., Mary Susan (Marty) Willi of Peoria, Ill., Peter (Rosemarie) DeTrempe of Houston, Texas, Mark (Cindy) DeTrempe of Barrington, Ill., Christopher (Corinne) DeTrempe of South Bend, Ind., and Thomas (Desiree) DeTrempe of Winnetka, Ill. He also is survived by 39 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Anne; grandson, Jacob Willi; and son-in-law, Bill Hughes.

David served his country during World War II in the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves). He was in Company C, 415th Infantry Regiment.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1947. After a 42-year career with P.A. Bergner & Co., he retired as the senior vice president of finance.

Throughout his life, David served on numerous foundations and boards, including Goodwill Industries of Peoria, Home Federal Savings & Loan, Peoria Development Council, St. Mary’s College Parents’ Advisory Board and Mount Hawley Country Club. He was member of the Country Club of Peoria and of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Spalding Council No. 427 and 4th Degree Spalding Assembly No. 206. After retirement, he volunteered for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. In 2002, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Peoria Notre Dame High School. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Recitation of the rosary will be at 4:30 p.m., also at the church. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the funeral Mass, which will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at St. Philomena Catholic Church. The Rev. David Richardson will officiate. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois or the L. David DeTrempe Scholarship Fund at the University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or to a charity of the donor’s choice .

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


A New Grandson for Susan Shields

Susan and Bob Shields are thrilled to welcome their fourth grandson in Fort Collins, CO. Miles Carter was born early on October 30, weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz. All the family is healthy and doing well.

Congratulations to Susan, Bob, and the family!

University Response to Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the tragic devastation it has caused on the East Coast, the University has reached out in support of those who may have been affected.

The Alumni Association communicated Tuesday evening to nearly 20,600 alumni, parents and friends in the region, offering prayers. More than 400 recipients have responded with messages of thanks, requests for specific prayer, and stories about losses.

The University issued a news release Wednesday afternoon with condolences and words of support and prayer from Father Jenkins to all affected by this massive storm, and in particular members of the Notre Dame family. The story included information on a special Mass celebrated at 5:15 Wednesday evening for victims of the hurricane and encouragement to support relief efforts by agencies such as Catholic Charities and the American Red Cross. The news release is at the following link: