I am excited to share that Mary Jane Añón will assume the role of Associate Director for the Advisory Council program effective February 16, 2015. Over 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.
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
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.
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.
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 James.A.Bracke.email@example.com.
Staff masses are held at 10am at the ND Log Chapel on the following dates:
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.
Jennifer L. Harwell