Brad Goff promoted to Director for Data and Analytics

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that effective immediately, Brad Goff has been promoted to Director for Data and Analytics.  In this capacity, Brad will report directly to me and lead strategic analytical and reporting efforts on behalf of the division’s Senior Leadership.  Utilizing data to create informed decision making supported by timely and accurate reporting, Brad will work to ensure alignment across users and functions, consistency in data and its interpretation, and the integrity of gift and financial data in the system.  Brad will transition to the Eddy Street Commons offices at a time yet to be determined.  In this new role, Brad will continue his work focused on campaign reporting and analytics, as well as other key financial reports, metrics, and benchmark with peers institutions.

Prior to his role as Sr. UR Financial Analyst, Brad served as the Business Manager for the Notre Dame Alumni Association where he oversaw the budget and in-depth analysis of revenue and expense activity for various programs.  Among his many accomplishments in this position, Brad implemented an online credit card event registration process, managed a number of special events, and oversaw the information desk at the Eck Visitor’s Center.

Before joining Notre Dame, Brad worked as a Tax Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he managed tax compliance for individual clients and multi-million dollar corporations.  During his time at PwC, Brad served as the New Hire and Intern Liaison.

Brad is a CPA and a “Double Domer” having graduated from Notre Dame with a BBA ’03 and MSA ’04.  Brad is an avid photographer and the proud owner of a dachshund named Oliver Irish Goff!!

Please join me in congratulating Brad on this exciting new opportunity!



Micki L. Kidder

Associate Vice President



Welcome to the World, Allison Joy Stoffel


I am pleased to announce that Adam Stoffel and his wife Christina, and big brother Colin have a new blessing in the family!

Allison Joy Stoffel arrived Tuesday morning (8/13), at 1:21 a.m. and weighted 6 lbs 13 oz.

Allison Joy Stoffel

All are doing well! Please join me in congratulations and best wishes to the Stoffel family!

Carleen Quinlan

Welcome Ann Amico Moran as Sr. Recruiter

Dear University Relations colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that effective September 1, Ann Amico Moran will join the University Relations team as Senior Recruiter. Ann will be transitioning from the Office of Student Affairs, where she serves as the Program Director of Graduate Career Services. Ann has led the University’s placement of graduate students the past three years, and works closely with Student Affairs, the Graduate School, and many other colleagues around campus to engage corporate placement of our most distinguished graduate students.

Having joined the University in 2010, Ann has an impressive career in higher education and leadership. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Ann served as a sales representative of Boden/Mini Boden, Research Assistant in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, Academic Advisor and Admissions Specialist at College of DuPage, and Category Evaluator of Sales and Marketing for Valissis Communications.

Ann is a committed leader within the South Bend community. She served as the race director for the Susan G Komen Northern Indiana Affiliate from 2009 – 2011, is current president of the Junior League of South Bend, Inc, and member of the St Pius Athletic Advisory Committee, among serving in several additional volunteer leadership capacities.

Ann is a committed mother, and with her husband Brian, share the joy of their two children, Hannah and Matthew.  She is also an avid runner, having qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and is co-founder and president of the Michiana Runners Association. Ann is also a member of the 2010 Michiana 40 under 40 class.

Please join me in welcoming Ann to our team!

Micki Kidder



Restricted Giving Societies Launch Blue and Gold Membership Levels

Dear Colleagues –

The Restricted Giving Societies are rolling out new membership levels to move in line with the Sorin Society.  Donors who give an annual gift of $5,000-$9,999 will be Blue level members. Donors with $10,000 or more annual giving will be Gold level members.   This is the first time our Restricted Societies have recognized donors at the $10,000+ level. Our goal is to acknowledge the generosity of members who already give at the $5,000+ level annually and encourage stepping stone growth within the societies. Our traditional levels will remain the same.  Please see the chart below.

The formal launch of the Blue and Gold levels of the Restricted Giving Societies occurred Sunday August 11 via email announcement sent to all current members.  Updated brochures will be mailed to members later this week with a letter explaining the changes. The additional experiences will be consistent with those implemented by the Sorin Society in April.


New Experiences include

• Gold level members will receive an invitation to participate in exclusive signature Notre Dame Events at the annual Shamrock Series Game and at a post-season bowl, should Notre Dame participate in one.  These events will involve University leaders and unique keynote speakers on topics of special interest.

•Donors at the both Blue & Gold levels will have access to a special post-game Mass and dinner, and use of a VIP Club Room Friday afternoons and pre-game Saturday during home football weekends.


•New members at both the Blue and Gold levels, as well as those who have 5 consecutive years of membership at those levels, will receive a special seatback naming opportunity in the Purcell Pavilion. (Members who already qualify for a seatback based on 5 consecutive years of giving will be contacted separately later this fall for the next installment period)

New brochures will be sent to the Eddy Street Commons Library or they can be sent to you personally by request. As always, you can contact any of the Restricted Societies or the Donor Experience team with questions or prospects! Further information can be found online in the Recognition Societies section of and additional information on the Rockne Heritage fund can be found at .


Thank you,

Mary Rattenbury, Rockne Heritage Fund

Patti McLaughlin, Order of St. Thomas More

Kevin Madden, Recognition Societies

Please Note: The Director’s Circle will continue to hold their annual recognition weekend with a Friday event for all levels and additional Saturday morning event for the blue and gold levels. This year’s events are scheduled for Nov. 1 & 2 in association with the Navy game, and celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Knute Rockne’s senior year as an All American and Captain of the Fighting Irish.


Annual Gift Athletics—Rockne Heritage Law—Order of St. Thomas More MBA/EMBA—John Cardinal O’Hara Society
$10,000+ Director’s Circle Gold Dean’s Circle Gold Dean’s Circle Gold
$5,000-$9,999 Director’s Circle Blue Dean’s Circle Blue Dean’s Circle Blue
$1,500-$4,999 Director’s Circle Order of St. Thomas More John Cardinal O’Hara Society
$500-$1,4999 N/A Associate (recent Law grads) Associate (recent EMBA/MBA grads)



Administrative Assistant

Dear Team,

I am pleased to announce that the position of Administrative Assistant, Athletics Advancement is now posted on the HR website.  This position will work directly with the Director of Athletics Advancement and in support of the Athletics Advancement team to cultivate and raise funds for Athletics initiatives.  The complete job description is provided on the HR website, and any interested individuals may apply or contact me directly.  Please note that this posting will close at 5pm on Monday, August 12th.
Sara Liebscher

Director of Athletics Advancement and Associate Athletics Director

Dear team,


It is my pleasure to announce that effective immediately, Sara Liebscher will transition to Director of Athletics Advancement and Associate Athletics Director.  In this capacity Sara will develop plans and implementation strategies relative to the overall fundraising strategy for Athletics. Sara will report directly to me while working closely with Jack Swarbrick and all members of the Athletics Department Leadership team.


Sara has been a member of the University Relations team since 2004, when she joined as Assistant Director for Athletics Advancement.  In 2009, Sarah transitioned to Director of Regional Development for the West, where she has had tremendous impact on the engagement of Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friends in California.  Sara is a former Notre Dame Basketball student-athlete who coached after graduation with Muffet McGraw. After receiving her MBA from Notre Dame, Sara worked in banking and also coached at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before returning to her alma mater.


I am thrilled that Sara is transitioning to this important leadership role within our division.  Please join me in congratulating Sara on this new opportunity!





Welcome to Amy Geist

Dear Staff and Board,

We are pleased to announce that Amy Geist, Assistant Director in the Notre Dame Student Activities Office, will be joining the Alumni Association/Visitor’s Center as part of the University’s Rotation Program.  Amy will be charged with doing a complete review of the Visitor’s Center including benchmarking against other universities and organizations, reviewing the use of the facility, analyzing the tours and much more.  Amy will be joining the Alumni Association team for many meetings and events throughout the fall.


Amy is a native Floridian and daughter of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s graduates.  She traded warmer and more humid climates for the opportunity to work at Notre Dame, a place dear to her heart.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville University (Sociology with minors in Psychology and Photography) and her Master of Arts degree from Ball State University (Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education). She joined the University of Notre Dame Student Activities Office in 2001 as a Program Coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2006.  Her responsibilities included advising Class Councils and Student Government, supporting undergraduate and graduate student groups and residence halls, facilitating leadership development, and serving as hiring manager for more than 20 full-time staff searches in various Student Affairs departments.

Prior to working at the University of Notre Dame, she held the positions of Coordinator of Student Life and Development at California State University, Long Beach and Collegiate Leadership Consultant for Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.  She has served as the advisor to the Notre Dame Pom Squad since 2002 and has been a member of the Young Professionals Against Poverty group in South Bend since 2006. She is a recreational marksman and an avid sports fan who has attended a game at 23 of the 30 Major League ballparks.

Please join me in welcoming Amy to the team.

All the best,

Dolly Duffy