Relay for Life Bake Sale

The Relay for Life Bake Sale is happening Wednesday, March 30th, in the ESC Cafe! The UR Walking on Sunshine committee is looking for bakers (or go out and purchase, we won’t tell šŸ˜‰) to help our team raise funds and beat OIT! Outside of the auction, the bake sale is our biggest source for support, and there’s no better way to end the Lenten season than with a sweet treat.

Following the pattern from previous years, we are selling individual items (cookies, brownies, bars, etc…), or whole items (cakes, pies, etc…). If you would like to submit a baked good, please reach out to Jess Witous ( or Leah Corachea (

It would be greatly appreciated if I could get a rough estimate of our inventory by March 28th so we can best prepare for this event.

Your support is sincerely appreciated,

Jess, Leah, Kristin, and Pamā€‹

Giving Society Reminders


The April Recognition Society reminders were mailed on Wednesday, March 16th. These were sent first class presort and will be arriving in mailboxes beginning Thursday, March 17th. A total of 564 reminders were sent.

The counts per society are:

Sorin 452
Corby 31
Rockne 29

Please contact the Donor Experience team at 1-5198 if you have any questions.


Mark Naman

Talent Ambassadors

In the spirit of being a Recruiter, you are invited to join the Talent Ambassadors. The objective of this group is to identify, recruit and hire, and retain, top-notch talent to the Notre Dame Development team. We will convene monthly. Our first meeting will be held next Thursday, March 24th, 12-12:30 p.m. in the Family room, expectations and goals will be discussed. Please mark our calendar. Pizza will be served. For more information and to RSVP please contact Ann Amico Moran

Marty Harshman to serve as Sr. Director, Regional Development

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great excitement that I announce Marty Harshman will be transitioning to the position of Sr. Director, Regional Development (Region 4), effective March 28, 2016. In this new capacity, Marty will provide strategic and inspiring leadership to a team of Directors of Regional Development to ensure the individual leadership prospect pool for Region 4 is cultivated to its full philanthropic potential.

For the past three years, Marty has been an integral member of the Regional Development, West Region team focusing his talents on building relationships with families in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Marty has raised significant philanthropy in support of various campaign priorities including Financial Aid, the College of Engineering, Mendoza College of Business, the Campus Crossroads Project, Alliance for Catholic Education, and Cavanaugh Council to name a few. Marty’s strong leadership talents, collaborative spirit, and dedication to the mission of Our Lady’s University are evident in all that he does, and it has been an honor to work closely with him these past few years.

In the next two weeks, we will communicate a variety of details regarding the Region 4 transition. Ā Please contact me with any specific questions you may have, and know the full team is dedicated to addressing all components of the transition in the upcoming weeks.

Please join me in congratulating Marty on his transition to this important leadership position!

My best,

Open Position: Director, Prospect Management

Dear colleagues,

Please note that the position description for Director, Prospect Management has been posted to The posting will be available until Friday, March 18th.Ā Reporting to me, this position is responsible for defining and leading a comprehensiveĀ strategy for prospect management across the Development department.Ā The position significantly supports the achievement of the University’s annual fundraising goals through the development and implementation of a comprehensive, strategic program of prospect management. Such strategies will maximize the potential for cultivation of University benefactors and identify best practices for portfolio management in terms of geography, key industry and demographic segments, and programs initiatives. The Director will lead process implementation, prospect pools and engagement strategy across the department, and reporting of prospect management and portfolio management activities. The Director will lead effective communications to ensure partnerships of the Prospect Management team across the division. Specifically, such partnerships will include the Sr. Directors ā€“ Regional Management, Planned Giving, Stewardship, Athletics, International, Annual Giving Programs, and Organizational Effectiveness and other areas as necessary. The Director will also support the UR senior team including principal giving strategy and campaign support.

In the event you are interested in applying for the position or have additional questions, please contact me or Ann Moran.

All my best,

The Young Messiah Movie – Free Tickets


One of the University’s benefactors generously purchased a number of tickets for the new film The Young Messiah, about Jesus as aĀ young boy.

We have 16 tickets for Saturday 3/12 at 4:15Ā pm at Cinemark Movies 14 on Edison RoadĀ in Mishawaka. Tickets will be allocatedĀ on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here are a couple of movie trailers for those who are not familiar with the film:

At your earliest convenience, please let me know if you would like tickets for either showing.


New Address for Chuck Schnur and Maribeth Spittler

As of April 1, 2016 please use the new office address for Chuck Schnur and Maribeth Spittler.
In the mean time, please use the existing phone number, if this changes, we will let you know.

University of Notre Dame
526 Crescent Blvd.
Suite 218
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

AGSM Undergraduate Alumni Recruit Spring Mailing

Dear colleagues,

A direct mail solicitation to undergraduate alumni in our recruitment population will drop on March 11. The total audience is 52,000 and does not include anyone with a FY16 gift. A follow-up email solicitation will be sent on March 20.
The theme of the piece is “Notre Dame Golden Moments,” which features five undergraduate alumni sharing their favorite Notre Dame memories. The marketing objective is to encourage gifts that help today’s students create their own Notre Dame stories. The reply card in the mailing also includes space for undergraduate alumni to write back and share their own personal Notre Dame Golden Moments. They can also do this online at


Andrea Bullock, Lindahl Chase, Pablo Martinez

Reminder: Relay for Life Blood Drive



Donā€™t forget to sign up for the Relay For Life blood drive happening Monday, March 14th from 10am to 2pm. The Department of Development is hosting this drive in the 3rd floor family room. This blood drive not only helps patients in need here locally but will also benefit the fight against cancer! For every successful unit donated, a donation will be made to the Relay For Life Team, UR Walking on Sunshine.



To sign up for the blood drive, please click HERE.

Questions or concerns? Contact Katie at