Shelby Carroll to Become Associate Director, President’s Circle

Please join me in recognizing the excellent work of Shelby Carroll as she takes on additional responsibilities with the President’s Circle program as Associate Director beginning February 16, 2015. Over the past 6 months, Shelby has helped deliver unsurpassed donor service to our members and planned several extraordinary events and activities. As Associate Director, Shelby will report to me as we boldly pursue the goal of growing the President’s Circle to $20M by 2020.


Drew Buscareno

Mary Jane Añón to Become Associate Director, Advisory Councils

I am excited to share that Mary Jane Añón will assume the role of Associate Director for the Advisory Council program effective February 16, 2015Over the past 2 1/2 years, Mary Jane has proven to be an invaluable member of our team with a can-do attitude and an uncompromising commitment to excellence. As Associate Director, Mary Jane will help lead our efforts to deepen the philanthropic impact of the Advisory Council program and enhance the engagement of our 650+ members across 17 Advisory Councils.

Drew Buscareno

Kathy Lentych Moves to Regional Development!

Tom Molnar and Patrick Kaiser are pleased to announce that veteran University Relations team member, Kathy Lentych, will be joining East Region Development in the important Administrative Assistant role.

Kathy has faithfully served Our Lady’s mission since 1999 in a variety of roles, including Letter Shop, Sorin Society, Special Events and Stewardship.  Her vast experience and heart for serving and strengthening our important benefactor relationships will become invaluable to Tom and Patrick out in the field.  Her steady and humble nature will also help to keep them “organized.”

She will continue to assist with Stewardship until her new position start of March 2nd, (back at Eddy Street) which happens to coincide with her Notre Dame start over 16 years ago.

Please congratulate Kathy on her new role when you get a chance.

Tom Molnar & Patrick Kaiser, Regional Development-East

Welcome Betsy Killilea to Principal Gifts

Please join me in welcoming Betsy Killilea to Principal Gifts. Betsy will be joining me as Administrative Assistant on February 23rd. Betsy and her husband Tim have lived in the South Bend area their entire lives. They have two high school children, Kyle (16) and Mia (15). Betsy is a graduate of Butler University and has spent the past 10 years working in sales and design for River Park Furniture and prior to that, worked at the Summit Group as a consultant and software trainer. In her free time, Betsy is a very serious tennis player and golfer. I am delighted that she will be working with our team.

As many of you know, Deena Chamberlin has accepted a new position within Leadership Gifts. She will be taking on some additional responsibilities and will be working full time with George Duke and Marty Harshman. I’m disappointed that Deena and I won’t be working together on a daily basis, but delighted that she’ll be doing something she loves and sitting right around the corner. Good luck Deena; it’s been a great 4 years!

How to Influence Others

A few spots are open for the professional development class,”How to Influence Others,” on Thursday, February 26th, 8:30 am ~ 4:30 pm. This workshop highlights development of communication and interpersonal skills and will be lead by Steve Iwerson. Mr Iwerson has been a professional speaker for more than 27 years and is the author of “Chasing Porcupines: How to Lead Prickly People.” If you want to enhance your ability to influence and persuade others, this is the workshop for you. Sign up through Endeavor.  Contact Jeanne Monsma, ext 8963, with any questions.

Expense Report Information

In an expense report, the first screen is the report header and there is a question that asks if charging restricted grant/accounts in the expense report (see below example).  This field is commonly answered incorrectly as “yes”.  A restricted account is a fund in the range of 200000-305999.  If the expenses are being charged to funds outside of that range, the field in the report header should be marked “no”.

Contact me with any questions.
Jackie Fuzey
Compliance Program Consultant, Accounts Payable

Congratulations Joe Sheehan

I am very happy to announce that Joe Sheehan has joined the Alumni Association staff in the role of myNotreDame Support Coordinator. 
Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American Studies in 2011.  After working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County in South Florida, he returned to Notre Dame in November of 2013 and worked on a temporary basis with Donor Services, Engagement Information, and Alumni Association teams.  In Joe’s own words, he is “ ecstatic” to begin his full-time work with the Alumni Association, and we are just as excited to have him become a permanent member of the team.
Congratulations and welcome, Joe!

Spring Spirituality Series

All are welcome to attend the Spring Spiritual Series on Pope Francis on February 19, March 19, and April 16 from 5:15pm-6:15pm at the Coleman-Morse Center. Free and open to all faiths, all staff, friends, spouses, and co-workers. Simply RSVP to Fr. Jim Bracke CSC at

Staff masses are held at 10am at the ND Log Chapel on the following dates:
February 12
March 12
April 9

During Lent, all are welcome to pray the Stations of the Cross at the Sacred Heart Parish, the church below the Basilica. Entrance is by the Main Building. Open to all faiths; prayer begins at 12:10pm on Fridays during Lent, except Good Friday.

January/February Recognition Society Reminders

The January/February Recognition Society reminders dropped on Wednesday, February 4th. This send included reminders to 250 Sorin/Corby, 6 JCOS, 26 OSTM and 12 Rockne members.
These were sent first-class presort and should have begun arriving in mailboxes on Friday. Email versions of these reminders are scheduled to be sent February 11th.
Please contact the Donor Experience team at 1-5198 if you have any questions.