Welcome Suzanne Dunne to Prospect Management

Friends and Colleagues,
I am very pleased to announce that Suzanne Dunne has agreed to serve as Associate Director, Prospect Management.
Many of you have had the privilege of working with Suzanne in her role as Senior Financial Analyst for Development, where she has been responsible for financial oversight of the Office of the Vice President, Principal Gifts, Campaign Administration and other key areas. Suzanne has played an instrumental role in spearheading analysis of deferred giving, ROI on events and other special projects.
In her new role, Suzanne will primarily support Principal Gifts and UR leadership, discovering and researching individuals with the capacity to make a transformative gift to Notre Dame. Further, she will be responsible for maintaining and growing our relationships with our external research partners on all leadership and principal level prospects, consistently monitoring the landscape for best practices and products to help drive philanthropy.
Please join me in thanking Suzanne and congratulating her on this exciting new role.
All the best,
Ryan Brennan

All Souls Day Prayer at the Grotto

Whether you are experiencing a recent loss of a loved one or remembering those long passed, the Notre Dame Alumni Association will remember your loved one by name during our annual All Souls Prayer at the Grotto service. Our community will gather at12:30 p.m. at the Grotto on Monday, November 2nd, the Feast of All Souls to pray the rosary and light a special candle in memory of the faithful departed for whom prayers have been asked.  All are welcome.

To submit your own prayer request for your loved ones, please do so here  by Thursday, October 29th.  All prayer requests will be prayed at the conclusion of the rosary.


Angie Appleby Purcell

Halloween Theme Contest Results

Thank you so much to everyone that participated yesterday in the Halloween Party. The kids seemed to have a great time.
The theme that received the most votes is Carnival! The Regional Admins will receive a pizza party on a day of their choosing. Congratulations! A close second goes to Star Wars and third was the Pumpkin Patch.
Thank you again for your hard work.
The Halloween Committee

Farewell to Barbara Kelly

It has been an honor and a privilege to work at Notre Dame. In these four years I am very proud of the Parents Program and what it provides for our parents and our University colleagues. Each day has made a difference in the life of a parent because they had a resource for parents at Notre Dame.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”

I came to Notre Dame four years ago to establish a program for parents that would provide information on a regular basis and opportunities for parents to be involved with Notre Dame. So it is with mixed emotions I share with you my decision to leave Notre Dame. I have enjoyed the friendships of colleagues across the campus and of parents across the country.

Notre Dame will always have a place in my heart and my spirit, and I will forever love thee, Notre Dame.

Barbara M. Kelly

Welcome Kevin Deeth to the Midwest Region

Please help me welcome Kevin Deeth as a new Director of Development covering Indiana and Michigan.  Kevin’s role on the Midwest team will focus on developing annual gifts to recognition societies as well as qualifying and cultivating leadership prospects in his portfolio.  He will join our department on Monday, November 2.

Kevin has been working for the University since July of 2012 as the Assistant Programming and Instruction Manager for the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Prior to returning to Notre Dame, Kevin played two years of professional hockey with the Calgary Flames farm team in Salt Lake City, Utah and most recently in Stavanger Norway. Kevin was a 4 year monogram winner and captain for the Notre Dame hockey team. He helped bring 2 CCHA championships and Notre Dame’s first ever Frozen Four bid. He currently holds the record for most games played at Notre Dame with 164 and holds a BA in Marketing from the University where he graduated in 2010. 

He currently resides in the newly developed Triangle Development in South Bend with his wife Kelley, a Saint Mary’s College Graduate of 2010. 

Mike Sullivan

Tony Roberts is a Grandfather!

Please congratulate Tony Roberts on the birth of his grandson Desmond Grant Israel. Desmond was born October 20 at 4:47 pm and tips the scales at 7′ 10 oz and 20 inches.

Stu Fortener

Tony Roberts