Jesus Bravo, Newest East Team Member

I am delighted to announce our newest team member, Jesus Bravo.  Jesus is a Notre Dame graduate, Class of 2004, majoring in Economics and Pre-Med. He is originally from Chicago, where he served on the ND Club of Chicago Board as a Young Alumni representative. Most recently, Jesus was with Ahead LLC as a Sales Business Analyst Manager. His experience includes sales and sales management at Tracfone Wireless, Dannon, and United States Gypsum. He was also with JPMorgan Chase as a personal banker.

 Jesus is relocating to South Bend from Chicago, accompanied by his pet schnauzer, Tin-tan.  Since Tin-tan takes his commands in Spanish, he is as bi-lingual as Jesus (who speaks Spanish and French). Ask Jesus about his experience on Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives – he’s a foodie by his own admission.
 Jesus will serve Notre Dame in the New York City and Upstate New York markets, based here in South Bend.  Please join me in extending a very warm Notre Dame welcome to Jesus when he arrives on August 8.

My very best,

Anne Griffith

Annual Giving Posting: Director, Creative Strategy & Design

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to share that the new position of Director, Creative Strategy and Design, has been posted at This individual, reporting to me and leading three talented members of the Annual Giving team, will be charged with inspiring innovation and creativity with a focus on driving unrestricted giving and total donors. We are looking for a proven leader who will articulate a clear and bold vision to help us reach aggressive goals as we enter the public phase of the campaign. Please feel free to share this position and, of course, reach out directly to me or Ann Moran if you have any questions at all.

Thank you,

Ryan Brennan

Congratulations to John Butkovich on His Retirement/New Role


You may have heard that our colleague and friend, John Butkovich, is retiring his full-time position within the Office of Gift Planning.  John has been an integral member of our team and has been a key component of our growth since the time he arrived.  Fortunately though, we don’t say “goodbye” to John completely.
Beginning in the fall, we will be engaging John on a part time basis in a different role so that he may continue to help advance gift planning at the University.  He will be engaged to help with projects related to administering estates, including the implementation of a new record keeping and report writing function related to estates.  We are very excited that John has agreed to return in this new role.
This Friday, July 29th will be his last full-time day with us and he will be available for transition matters as needed.  In November, John will re-join us and continue the estate administration work.  John is expecting to be in the office each day upon his return and looks forward to continuing to help drive the mission of the University.
During John’s absence, please feel free to direct any questions to Ken Hendricks or me as it relates to specific responsibilities that will be transitioned.  All estate matters should be directed to Ken Hendricks in the interim period.  Upon John’s return, we’ll give further detail regarding estate matter processing and operations.
Please join me in congratulating John for his first act of successful duty with the University and thank him.  We look forward to welcoming John back for the second act soon!
Best regards,
Greg Dugard


LOGAN’s Run- August 6!

Thank you again for volunteering for the LOGAN’s Run. I greatly appreciate it! We are still looking for a few more volunteers so if you know anyone send them my way!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION TENT AT 6:45AM ON August 6! There will be coffee and snacks!

When: August 6, 2016 at 6:45am!

Where: WhiteField which is located on the north side of campus, off of Douglas road! You can’t miss us on race day!

What else?
1. Make sure you stay around the volunteer tent until you are assigned.

2. There are different zones each person will get assigned to!

3. You get a FREE T-shirt!


Thank you again! Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Please call me 574-289-4831 ext. 1309 or 574-229-4195.

Bre Hutchinson, Volunteer Coordinator
LOGAN Community Resources, Inc.
2505 East Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, Indiana 46615

Office: (574) 289-4831
Fax: (574) 234-2075

AGSM Football Events Preview Site & Email

Title: AGSM Football Events Preview Site & Email

Today, active members of Sorin, Rockne, JCOS, OSTM, Corby Young Alumni and their spouses, along with Badin Guild and $25K+ OSTM and JCOS members will receive an email directing them to this year’s Football Events Preview Site:

This site will continue to have the most up-to-date information about this year’s Recognition Society events. Please note that there have been some changes from the information that was presented at Football 201.

For event questions, please contact Rod Ambrissi (, 574-631-8756)

For registration questions, please contact the Donor Experience team (, 574-631-5198)

For all other Recognition Society questions, please contact your fund owners:

Sorin Society:
Brian Diss (, 574-631-5646)

Corby Young Alumni:
Lindahl Chase (, 574-631-7241)

Rockne Heritage Fund:
Alex Romagnolo (, 574-631-0448)

Order of St. Thomas More:
Ian Secviar (, 574-631-2410)

John Cardinal O’Hara Society (Interim):
Amy Schell (, 574-631-2297)

Badin Guild:
Laura Snell (, 574-631-0038)

Go Irish!

Annual Giving July Mailing

Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing dropped a direct mail campaign on July 15 to two audiences: 1) 18,000 alumni, parents, and friends in the recruit and renewal space with no CY16 gift to the University; and 2) 1,400 Sorin Society (including Corby Young Alumni) members yet to make a CY16 renewal gift to Sorin or Corby. Both mailings were sent first class presort and gifts generated are being routed through the Chicago lockbox.

Lindahl Chase

Thank you!

Farewell to Anna Seghetti

Dear colleagues, It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the resignation of Anna Seghetti. Anna has served our Chicago office for nearly two years and will soon join the Girl Scouts of America, in Chicago, as the Director of Special Events/Fundraising. Please join me in wishing Anna well in her new endeavor.


Volunteer for Logan’s Run Team

Logan’s Run needs you!

Last chance to register for volunteering for our Logan’s Run team. We need a final count by tomorrow at 5pm. The date and time of event is August 6, from 7-11. Please rsvp to Bridget Conley. Thank you.

Bridget Conley

Farewell to Belise Rutagengwa

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you that Belise Rutagengwa has resigned from her position as Program Manager, Phone Center to pursue a Masters Degree in Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Belise has been instrumental in running our student phone center during her year and a half with the Annual Giving Team. In addition, she lead new initiatives, such as summer calling, a project to replace our current student calling software, and text message follow ups for pledges. We will miss Belise greatly.
Please join me in thanking Belise and wishing her well as she heads off to Massachusetts. Belise’s last day will be August 26th, 2016. The position of Program Manager, Phone Center, will be posted in the near future. If you have recommendations for candidates, please let Ryan Brennan or a member of recruiting team know.