The Alumni Association has an open position for a Digital Specialist. If you are interested in exploring this position, please visit jobs.nd.edu and/or contact Ann Moran or Bill Gangluff.
Department of Development
Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame
1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617-1403
Theresa Fry joined the Law School Advancement team today, November 14, 2016. A native of Elkhart, Theresa is a graduate of Indiana University. She previously worked for Beacon Health as the Sunburst Races coordinator and as the business manager for Augusta RV. She will assist the Dean, Ian Secviar and me in all development efforts related to the Law School. Her office is in 1341 Biolchini Hall and her phone number is 631-7609. Theresa is smart, energetic, thoughtful, and wonderfully over qualified. We are thrilled to have her on our team. Please welcome Theresa when you see her!
I am pleased to announce two additions to our UR Academic Year Internship Program.
Elisa Villafana, College of Arts and Letters, will work with Andrea Bullock and Chris Wells on marketing communication to undergraduate alumni.
Alexandra Buccilli, Mendoza College of Business, will work with Bryan Reaume and Ann Moran to build and market the UR Internship Program.
As academic year interns, they will A) benefit from investments of mentoring and professional development B) produce meaningful work for the division by completing resume-worthy projects.
Please join me in welcoming them.
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UR Internship Program: Description and Project Proposal Form for UR Colleagues
UR Internship Program: Description and Application for Students
UR Internship Program: 2-Slide Overview for Internal Use
Today, we want to say thank you to all of our colleagues who served our country in the military.
An email solicitation was sent this morning from our very own Brian Dean (U.S. Marine Corps) to alumni, parents and friends who have not made a FY17 gift (those individuals with primary solicitors were excluded). The email links to a video sharing the story of current graduate student and veteran, Luis Morales. Please take a moment to listen and share his story.
The Notre Dame Veterans Fund was created to support the 75-100 veterans enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in a given semester. The fund helps to offset tuition and living costs, and provides resources that enable veterans to continue their education.
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I want to share some news about our colleague, Annie Duffy ’06. As most of you know, Annie has been in the Career Advisor role for the last 3+ years and she has recently decided to stay home with her little ones, Danny and Abby. Annie’s decision was not easy as she derives a lot of fulfillment from supporting our alumni, but her desire now is to focus on her family.
Annie’s contributions are many and include serving an average of 700 alumni in each of the last two fiscal years, expertly critiquing 200 resumes last year alone, and developing and delivering 6 Clear-Sighted Career webinars. She has done this and more while enhancing the professionalism of our services and support provided to our alumni in times of transition. Her care and skill were evident in her prior NDAA role as the Clubs Program Director in which she engaged with club leaders from all clubs. Her conscientiousness and work ethic are admirable and I will miss working with her. Annie’s last day will be November 30th.
I am taking this opportunity to review the role in light of expanded services and updates will follow as decisions are made.
For now, please join me in wishing Annie well and thanking her for 6+ years of service within the Alumni Association.
It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the resignation of Sean MacCready from his role as Midwest fundraiser based in our Chicago office.
Sean has accepted a position with the Office of Catholic Schools and Special Initiatives of the Archdiocese of Chicago as their Senior Major Gift Officer. He will transition to his new role on November 11.
Please join me in thanking Sean for his dedication and service to Our Lady’s university. Sean has been an integral and fun-loving part of the Midwest team. We wish Sean nothing but the best in his future endeavors.
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In the last week, over 1500 reminders were mailed to Recognition Society members with renewal periods between January and October. Members were presented with a range of giving options, including their scheduled renewal amount. Email and phone contact will follow.
To access this list of donors who received a reminder, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate fund owner.
Manager, Donor Experience
We’re pleased to announce that Grace Prosniewski has been hired as our new writer on the Storytelling & Engagement Team. Grace’s first day is Monday, November 14th.
Here’s what you’ll want to know about Grace — she’s a talented writer, a very nice person and she graduated from that “school in Ann Arbor.” Please know, going “two for three” in the big leagues gets you into the Hall of Fame!
Grace grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where she graduated from Ladywood High School in Livonia — an all-girl Catholic prep school. Her 88 year-old Grandmother — a life-long Notre Dame fan — admitted to the family last week; “my prayers have been answered” — when she learned Grace got this job.
The family is looking forward to bringing Grandma to campus real soon — we’ll make that a special visit!
I had the honor of hosting Grace, Pam (mom) and Paul (dad) for breakfast this Saturday and a tour of campus. I learned Paul’s brother worked at Notre Dame in the late 70’s and Pam recalls coming to a ND football game with her brother in the 80’s. Grace has two older sisters — the oldest is a lawyer and her middle sister is a teacher. The Prosniewski’s are good people!
We are very excited about the talent, personality and humility Grace will bring to our team. You’re going to love her. Please be sure to stop by and welcome this “Michigan Wolverine” to the Notre Dame family!
Many thanks to Andrea Bullock, Tom Molnar, Ron Linczer, Mary Bueno, and Aaron Wall for powerfully sharing about their families at ND Shares. They blessed all in attendance.
It is a privilege to work A) alongside all colleagues who care so well for their families B) in a mission that deeply affirms, values, and supports families.
Per many follow-up requests, note:
- All panelists are happy to share more about their family experiences; feel free to contact them directly.
- The University of Notre Dame has been recognized as a 2016 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
- Here is summary of University adoption benefit.
- Forget the Pecking Order at Work is the mentioned TED Talk that notes how taking time to build relationships of trust and candor with colleagues increases both individual wellness and organizational effectiveness. (Thanks to Gavin for highlighting.)
As always, feel free to contact me about presenter ideas for future sessions of ND Shares.
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