Farewell, Adrienne Neubert

I am sad to report that Adrienne Neubert will be leaving the Law School Advancement team on September 9th. Adrienne will be returning to Kalamazoo, Michigan and has accepted a position as a scholarship coordinator with the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. I know nothing about the KCF, except for the fact that they have just made a great hire.

During her too brief time in Law School Advancement, Adrienne proved herself to be smart, energetic, and eager to help all of us do our jobs better. Above all, Adrienne arrived at work every day determined to make a positive difference for the Law School — and then went out and did it.

We are all excited for the next chapter in Adrienne’s life and we wish her well in this, and all her future endeavors.



Welcome, New Members of the Special Events and Stewardship Team!

We are thrilled to announce several new members of the Special Events & Stewardship team, who will be joining the department on Monday, August 22nd.

We are first excited to announce that Megan DePrimio will serve as Lead Coordinator on the Donor Communications, Recognition, & Stewardship team. Megan will be responsible for various recognition efforts, including the Memorial Trees and Benches program; assisting with the principal donor stewardship program, including capital reporting and photo books; and aiding in the acknowledgments process. Hailing from Ligonier, PA, Megan spent the last year as a marketing intern for Notre Dame Athletics. A communications specialist and sports enthusiast, Megan has her Masters of Science in Sports Management from University of the Incarnate Word, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Saint Vincent College where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. One of Megan’s hobbies is writing thank you notes, a passion which will serve her well in our stewardship efforts!


We are also thrilled to announce that Emily Mishler will be joining the Special Events & Stewardship team as Assistant Director, Special Events & Stewardship. In this role, she will work closely with Mary Fisher on a diverse array of strategic event and stewardship initiatives. A graduate of Purdue University and resident of Goshen, Emily comes to us from the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County, where she has been serving as the Associate Director of Development & Special Events. Emily’s appointment to this role continues through September 2017.

Finally, we are delighted to welcome Eileen Varga home to Notre Dame. Eileen will join the Donor Communications, Recognition, & Stewardship team as a temporary Writer/Editor. Eileen will serve as the primary writer for benefactor acknowledgements at the presidential and vice presidential levels, as well as other writing/editing duties. Eileen spent the last three years teaching English at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend, mentoring students and developing curriculum. Prior to that role, Eileen was a media intern with the Indiana House of Representatives where she worked with the press secretary to write news releases, guest columns, e-newsletters, promotional mailings, and legislative surveys. A talented and skilled writer, Eileen has an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame (’06).

Please join us in warmly welcoming these individuals to the Development team!


Mary Fisher and Beth Ferlic

Tim Willis to serve as Interim Sr. Director of the Midwest Region!

Dear colleagues,

I am excited to announce that Tim Willis will serve as the interim Sr. Director of the Midwest Region.  Currently, we are actively recruiting a new Sr. Director, and anticipate the timeline to fill this important leadership role is several weeks.

To ensure the team has a consistent advocate, coach, and mentor, and in Tim’s characteristically nurturing, dedicated, and humble manner, he accepted this opportunity with enthusiasm and energy.  Thank you, Tim, for your commitment to doing anything you can to further Notre Dame’s mission.

Tim will also continue to work with the Organizational Effectiveness team over the next several weeks.

Please join me in thanking Tim for all his does, ranging from his friendship, inspiration, and commitment to the broader organization.

Thank you, Tim!

Best Regards,

Open Position: Recruiting Coordinator

Open Position: Recruiting Coordinator

Organizational Effectiveness has an open position for the Recruiting Coordinator. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit jobs.nd.edu and/or contact Ann Moran.

Thank you,
Jen Harwell

Jennifer L. Harwell
Recruiting Coordinator

Farewell to Jen Harwell

Please join me in bidding farewell to Jen Harwell as she moves into her new role within Human Resources. Jen will be assuming a newly created position that will work in partnership with our broader HR Recruiting Team. Over the past two years Jen has been supporting the recruiting efforts in UR; it has been my pleasure to mentor and watch Jen grow. In her new capacity Jen will continue the duties she has mastered in UR and broaden the scope to include all of HR recruiting efforts. Additionally, she will be working with other teams within HR to create and analyze recruiting reports, and support the centralized recruiting social media initiatives as they are developed.

Jen will begin her new position in HR on September 1. Please join me in congratulating Jen!

Ann Amico Moran

AGSM Event Registration Opens This Week for MSU

“Early-bird” registration is now open for Blue, Gold, and $25k+ Recognition Society members.  Today’s email to Sorin, Rockne, OSTM, and JCOS members will be followed by an email on Wednesday opening registration to all levels, with the addition of Badin Guild members.
Registration is open at this link (MyNotreDame login required): http://mynotredame.nd.edu/msu16
For registration questions, please contact the Donor Experience team at donorexperience@nd.edu and 574-631-5198.
For all other football event questions, please contact Rod Ambrissi (rambrissi@nd.edu) or the specific fund owner.  A full rundown of this year’s events can be found at http://supporting.nd.edu/recognition-societies/football-events/
Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Breyan Tornifolio

Where to start.

Breyan’s energy, enthusiasm, and love for Notre Dame is infectious and is apparent to anyone who meets her. She has livened 1100 Grace Hall for the past year and now will be doing so in the Main Building. It is with great pleasure (and a little bit of sadness) that we announce Breyan’s new position of Assistant Director, Events for the Office of the President reporting directly to Ann Firth starting next week.

We know that she isn’t too far away and are looking forward to the great things she will continue to do for Our Lady’s University.



Leigh Ann M. Jacobson

We are thrilled to announce that Leigh Ann has joined the AG&SM team as Assistant Director, Parents Program! She brings her 17 years of experience in fund development to enhance the Parents Program through increased philanthropy to the University from both current and lifetime parents.

Leigh Ann is not a new member to the Notre Dame family as her husband Ben works in OIT as a systems administrator, and their daughter Allison is a current senior majoring in Political Science and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies.

Please join us in welcoming her to the team!


Andrea Bullock

Harper Blood Drive Wed. Aug 31

On August 31, 11:30am – 2:00pm, The Medical Foundation will park their Bloodmobile in the Harper Hall parking lot.

Please join us in helping The Medical Foundation with their much needed supply.
Plus, participation will contribute to fighting cancer! Click here to sign up.
Thank you!

Jenna Mrozinske