Administrative Assistant position – 405 Main Building

Dear UR Team:

Please note that we have internally posted the administrative assistant/receptionist position for our office in 405 Main Building at the following site (job number 13682). The position serves as a primary point of contact for both the Office of the Vice President for University Relations and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications. The person will report directly to me and assist with donor relations and activities coordinated by our office.


Drew Buscareno

Assistant Vice President for University Relations

November Communications

Dear Colleagues,

We are eager to share with you a number of communications that will be sent over the next few days to Notre Dame Alumni, Parents, and Friends.

  • Friday, November 22, 2013 the Winter Appeal Mailing began dropping in the mail. As in the past, this is a letter from Father John. This engagement will invite members of the Notre Dame family to this site where they will see Christmas messages from our students.
  • Sunday, November 24, in the evening, our Thanksgiving Message will be emailed to Alumni, Parents and Friends.  The email will contain a short message of thanks from Lou Nanni with a link to a video with a “voice-over” by Fr. Bill Lies, C.S.C.  Here’s a link to the video:
  • And, then on Tuesday — members of the Sorin Society, President’s Circle and Advisory Councils will receive a message from Lou (via email) alerting them he has proactively signed them up to receive the daily gospel reflection from

We hope all our constituents enjoy these pieces over the next week and that it leads us all to a successful year-end giving season.

Thank you to the numerous people who helped create these efforts!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families,

Jim Small and Amy Schell

NDAA – Administrative Assistant Position

This position provides overall administrative support to the Programs Team. In addition, the position focuses on the NDAA’s Notre Dame clubs and club structure. Duties include tracking and updating club leadership changes, providing ongoing customer service to club leaders, coordinating the club awards process as well as participating with the Clubs Committee of the NDAA Board. Other areas of concentration are; UND Celebrations Program; Club Football Ticket Allotment Process, Regional Meeting support; Club Annual Reports. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please review the full job description at the HR jobs website.

Mike Brown

Assistant Director, Alumni Groups

Campaign Administration Position

Dear Colleagues,

We have created a new position in the Campaign Administration team to lead several of our critical campaign programs and projects – in particular, campaign engagement opportunities, volunteer leadership management, campaign priority packaging and campaign budget oversight. This person will report to me and will work daily with Julia Sama and Heather Hakanen.

The ideal candidate is a senior leader with deep experience in engaging alumni-parents-friends, managing multiple projects at the same time, building deep cross divisional relationships, and operating independently.

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, I encourage you to review the full job description at the HR jobs website.  It is currently posted for internal candidates only.

Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ann Moran or me.



Welcome to Donor Services Seasonal Staff

Please join Donor Services in welcoming the following seasonal staff who have joined the team during the busy calendar year end.  We appreciate their contributions toward a successful year end.

Donor Services Seasonal staff


From left to right:  Debbie Meek, Leslie Clark, Maureen McQuade, Amy Polhamus, Joe Sheehan, Sheryll Enright and Jimita Potter

Best wishes,


Stacy L. Koebel-Harder, CPA, CGMA


Development, Donor Services

Poinsettia Sale

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a beautiful poinsettia plant!

Decorate your home or office by purchasing a poinsettia plant to enjoy yourself or give as a gift AND support a great causecancer research! Our very own UR Walking on Sunshine team is partnering with Varner’s Greenhouse & Nursery in Niles to raise money for Relay for Life.

For sizes, cost and to purchase your poinsettias online please go to and click on poinsettias. Credit card and FOAPAL purchases are accepted. Red poinsettias will be available for pick-up on campus December 4th. You may also elect to receive a voucher for pick-up at Varner’s.

Thank you for your support!

UR Walking on Sunshine Committee

Questions? Contact Giovana Heeter @ 1-3352

2012-13 Stewardship Report


Dear Colleagues:

We are happy to share the 2012-13 Stewardship Report, which is attached here. Stewardship_Report_12_13_WEB.   This report, which shares both numbers and donor stories, will be mailed later this week to just under 5,000 benefactors who meet the following criteria:

  • Have given $100,000 lifetime
  • Have given over $5,000 in the last 18 months

Note that the report will be sent with a letter of gratitude from Lou Nanni. Please let me know if you have any questions.


In Notre Dame,

Katherine Lane

Katherine Lane, MSA ‘00

Director of Stewardship Programs

Department of Development

Managing My Career

In this two-part series, participants will experience career planning that takes into account the whole person:  personal interests, professional aspirations, and lifestyle considerations.  Each participant will explore their own motivations, interests and skills to gain deeper self-knowledge.  Facilitators will assist participants in matching their profile to suitable careers and potential developmental needs resulting in a personal road map to plan how to achieve your career goals and personal satisfaction.  Two part series:  February 11 and 25, 2014, 9 a.m.- 12 a.m.  Sign up through Endeavor.  Contact Jeanne Monsma for any questions or for help in signing up.  Limited space available.

Endowment Report Mailing dropped today!

Dear colleagues:

I am thrilled to share that over 3,200 personalized letters and endowment reports have been mailed today (November 13, 2013) to University benefactors. You may recall that in past years, these reports were mailed piecemeal throughout the fall semester (library collection reports were mailed in October, professorships in November, and scholarships in December). Moving forward:

  • All reports will be mailed at once (3,289 reports to over 2,604 donors this year)
  • Donors who have numerous endowments will receive all their reports in one envelope with a cover letter from Lou Nanni (745 reports to 291 donors this year)
  • Principal donors will receive special updates along with their endowment reports in a special package, again with a highly personalized note from Lou Nanni. (332 reports and updates to 101 donors this year)

These efficiencies have been achieved as a result of an official green belt project with the Office of Continuous Improvement and tremendous partnership with DIS and OIT. I want to thank Carleen Quinlan, Jim Reeves, Jay Rizzi, Donna Adams, Larry Helmsing, and Ron Rose (OIT) for their hard work and dedication! I also want to thank the entire stewardship team for their tireless efforts. Special appreciation goes to Mary Fisher, who is leading the green belt project, as well as Kris Machalleck and Libby Schleiffarth, who served on the greenbelt project team.

Future enhancements include linking all the individual endowment reports to the allocations in Advance. This should be operational within a few months. Here is a link to  an excel file containing all the donors who received reports. We grouped this by fundraiser for an easy review. If you need a copy of a report, please contact your stewardship partner as follows:


CFR: Sara Kassen

Central: Libby Schleiffarth

East: Mary Fisher

Gift Planning: Kris Machalleck

Midwest: Heather Moriconi

West: Beth Ferlic

VP Office: Katherine Lane


In Notre Dame.

Katherine Lane



Katherine Lane, MSA ‘00
Director of Stewardship Programs
Department of Development
University of Notre Dame
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