As a result of the OAD, we have now combined the Offices of Special Events and Stewardship Programs into one Donor Engagement team. In February when this was announced, Micki Kidder shared that our organizational chart was a work in progress. I am excited to share that moving forward we will have three director-level roles in Donor Engagement. The first position will be filled by Mary Fisher, who will take full responsibility for impact reporting, among other duties including events management and stewarding principal donors. Mary recently earned her green belt through the Office of Continuous Improvement by completing a refurbishment of our impact reports to donors. Please join me in congratulating Mary on this well-deserved promotion.
The additional two director positions (my former role and that of Libby Schleiffarth’s, due to her retirement) will be posted shortly on jobs.nd.edu. One position will be responsible for the stewardship programs for financial aid (scholarships, graduate fellowships, law fellowships, and MBA fellowships), as well as donor recognitions and dedications. The other will take responsibility for all stewardship programs for the academy (professorships, library collections, centers and institutes, and Endowments for Excellence), as well as manage the presidential and vice presidential acknowledgment process. All positions will partner closely with Regional Development and Principal Gifts to ensure proper stewardship of all leadership donors, and very customized stewardship for principal donors. I look forward to sharing a new organizational structure after we complete these searches.
Katherine Lane, MSA ‘00, Senior Director, Donor Engagement