Senior Lettershop Coordinator Position Open

I am pleased to announce the Senior Lettershop Coordinator position within Donor Services has been posted to the HR jobs website.  This position manages the process of sending donor tax receipts and gift acknowledgements to Notre Dame Alumni, parent, friends, corporations, and foundations.  This position will remain open until March 18, 2013.  If you have interest in the position or wish to recommend someone, please contact Susan Murphy at or Sue Prister at

Thank you,
Stacy Koebel-Harder, Director Donor Services

Book Drive

The Staff Advisory Council is hosting a book drive for The Robinson Center and El Campito. Please bring your new and gently used books for elementary age children! Strong need for ages 2-5 bilingual books and cardboard books for younger children.

Book drive will run March 18th through March 22nd.

Bin locations: O’Shaughnessy Great Hall, LaFortune Center, Hammes Bookstore, Grace Hall and Hesburgh Library. OR, you can give to Patty Smith in ESC.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Smith directly at 1-2901 or

Patricia M. Smith, Administrative Assistant, Regional Development, Midwest

Our Sympathy to Al Bucci


Please keep Al Bucci and his family your prayers today.  Al’s father Elvo Bucci passed away on Sunday at age 82.  There will be a wake at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel at 11200 S. Ewing Avenue in Chicago on Tuesday, March 12th, from 3 to 8 PM. The funeral Mass is at Annuciata Church at 11128 Avenue G, Chicago, on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

Thank you.

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

Tom Gibbons to Resign

Today I received notice from Tom Gibbons, RD NYC Office, that he is resigning effective 3/8/2013.  Tom’s last day with the University of Notre Dame will be Friday 3/22/2013.

Tom has served the University Relations Department for twelve years in the NYC Regional office and we thank him for his service and passion to support the mission of Our Ladies University.  Tom has created many wonderful relationships with benefactors who will be supporting Notre Dame for a very long time.

Please join me in wishing him well in all his future endeavors as he concludes an outstanding career with Notre Dame and begins an exciting  new chapter of his professional life.

Thank you Tom.

Michael McLaughlin, Senior Director of Development – East Region

Christa LeeVan New NDAA Travel Program Director

I am pleased to announce Christa LeeVan will become the NDAA Travel Program Director effective March 11, 2013.

Christa joined the NDAA as an Administrative Assistant in 2010 and has most recently served as Event Coordinator working on many of our major events including Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Her professionalism and her positive attitude will continue to serve her well in this role.

Please join me in congratulating Christa on her well-deserved new position.

Marc Burdell, Director, Alumni Programs

UR Relay for Life Auction – March 13th – 15th


UR Online Auction

The UR Walking on Sunshine team needs you (and your friends and family)! Join our team by visiting

Auction:  Our online auction will be held from March 13th-15th.  A preview will be held in the Family Room at Eddy Street Commons on March 13th.  This is the major fundraiser for the UR Walking on Sunshine committee. We are looking for donations of any kind, i.e. handmade scarves, autographed books, gift baskets, photos, jewelry, baked goods, babysitting, car washing, dog walking, etc. Please contact a committee member if you are interested in donating a service or item. We are accepting items now through March 8th.

Relay for Life April 12-13 will include activities for the entire family.  Below are some of the planned activities.

Silent Auction                                                 Family ice skate
Broomball Tournament                              Hockey scrimmage (ND Hockey Clubs!)
Massages                                                            AccoustiCafe’
Pat McKillan will be performing              Open Skate
Cookie Decorating                                          Balloon Twisters
Face Painting                                                   Hacienda
CJ’s Pub                                                               Inflatables….And more!!!            

Our Sympathy to Bill Reagan

Our sympathy to Bill Reagan on the death of his mother-in-law. The funeral was Monday, March 4th, in Illinois.

Joan M. Schatzman – 94
2/28/1919 – 3/1/2013

Chicago, Il – Joan M. Schatzman nee Muldowney. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Joan, Elizabeth (William) Reagan, Raymond, Martin (Barbara), Paul, Daniel (Kathryn) and the late Marietta. Loving grandmother of Courtney (William) Crawford, Kevin and Patrick Reagan, Jack, Michael (Cassie) and William Schatzman and great grandmother of Millicent and Maeve. Dear sister of Blanche Kelly , the late Sr. Annice and the late Mary Miller. Funeral Monday, March 4th.


Condolences to Christine DeVore

Our sympathy to Christine DeVore, her husband Mark, and their family as Ronald DeVore, Mark’s father, passed away Saturday February 23rd.

He was born June 13, 1937, in Elkhart to the late Quinn DeVore and Anita (Bloss) Barnes.

Ronald is survived by two sons, Randy DeVore of Elkhart and Mark (Christine) DeVore of South Bend; a daughter, Anita (Larry) Byrd of Bristol; two sisters, Karen Hager of Elkhart and Jackie (Frank) Bolton of Goshen; his lifelong companion, Mary Jane Waltz; three stepchildren, Karen McGinnis, Kathy Shupert and Sharon Young; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Les DeVore.

Ronald’s favorite saying was, “God loves you and so do I.” He had a zest for life, he loved being around his family and friends and loved his dog, Jake.

A private family memorial service will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family or to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.

Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.