Open Position

Corporate Relations has an open position for a Program Director. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Nathan Utz.

Natella Micola

Recruiting Coordinator

Open Position

Strategic Applications and Business Intelligence has an open position for a Business Intelligence Professional. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Carleen Quinlan.

Natella Micola VonFursten

Year-End Calling FUN!

Dear friends,

Merry Christmas! As you know, members of our Annual Giving team will be in the office next Tuesday – Friday, December 27-30 from 10a-4p, asking our generous alumni, parents and friends to renew their annual gifts to Notre Dame. If you would like to join in the fun and volunteer to make phone calls thanking members of the Notre Dame family for their gifts and asking them to renew in 2016, please let me, Amy Schell or Mary Bueno know what day(s) would work best. Please let us know by noon this Thursday, December 22 if possible. With more than 10,000 calls to make before January, no one will be turned away!

Of course, please feel no pressure whatsoever to join. We know how hard everyone works this time of year and how important time away is with your family. Thank you for your incredible teamwork and friendship, as always.

Merry Christmas!
Ryan Brennan
Senior Director, Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing
University of Notre Dame
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-8933 (w)| 574-292-9066 (m)

Data and Analytics Director Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

I am very excited to announce that Mark Dumich will lead the Strategic Analytics team effective January 3 as the new Director of Data and Analytics. Please note, Mark will continue to support the South Region in the prospecting of donors until his replacement has been identified in Prospect Management.

In leading the Strategic Analytics team, Mark will work closely with many across the Division to create, develop, and maintain a suite of analytics that enhance fundraising efforts and drive strategic business decisions. During his two years in Prospect Management, Mark has shown a stellar work ethic, raw talent, and commitment to his fellow colleagues. Prior to joining the Prospect Management team, Mark spent 8+ years working at M&N Trading in Chicago, a boutique trading firm specializing in the U.S. Treasury Yield Curve.

Mark is a 2006 Notre Dame graduate, majoring in finance. During his time at Notre Dame, Mark earned a Monogram working as a student manager for the baseball program. Mark and his wife, Carrie, are the proud parents of four children.

Please join me in congratulating Mark as he embarks on the next phase of his career in serving Notre Dame.

All my best,


Welcome Steve Sollmann

I am excited to announce the hire of our newest South fundraiser, Steve Sollmann (ND ’04).    Steve will begin December 21, working with families in and around his hometown of Cincinnati (formerly covered by Brian Diss), as well as pick up Bill Kempf’s families in San Antonio and Austin.  Steve has been working as an academic counselor for student-athletes at Notre Dame since 2011.  He was a standout player and captain of the ND Baseball team, earning MVP, All-American, and Academic All-American honors to name a few.  He was also a member of the last Irish baseball team to make to the College World Series in 2002.  Steve spent four years playing professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system before hanging up the cleats.  Prior to returning to Notre Dame, Steve worked for three years at Morningstar, Inc., an investment research firm in Chicago.   He and his wife, Kate (ND ’04 and sister of Mark Dumich), have three children:  Mae (9), Will (6), Luke (3).


Marty Harshman
Senior Director, Regional Development

Welcome Katie Carter Elia

We are thrilled to announce that Katie Carter Elia (ND ’12) has accepted the position of Coordinator on the Special Events & Stewardship team, serving as the primary partner for the acknowledgements program and a key member of the Communications, Recognition, and Stewardship group.

In this role, Katie will manage the acknowledgments program, including the oversight of acknowledgement communications from the Office of the President and Lou Nanni. She will also serve as an editor, a coordinator of project timelines, and aid in administrative tasks and other special projects.

Katie comes to us after more than two and half years with the Notre Dame Alumni Association where she served our Affinity Groups and Young Alumni with enthusiasm and care, building strong relationships with our Senior Alumni, Diversity, and ND Women Connect Boards. She has also been an asset to our Young Alumni and Student Programs as well.

Katie is deeply passionate and committed to her alma mater, and her infectious positive personality is undeniable. Her organizational skills, technical acumen, creativity, and dedication to our mission will be a tremendous asset. Please join Special Events & Stewardship in welcoming Katie to the team!

Beth Ferlic




Donation Drive

Happy Holidays!

 During this season of giving, the Notre Dame Staff Advisory Council is reaching out to our campus colleagues to donate personal care items for the Hope Ministries here is South Bend. (See the attached flyer.) A donation box for Region 10 is located in the lobby of the Eddy Street Commons Development office. This Personal Care Items Drive will be ongoing through December 20th. Please know that the individuals and families who will benefit from our donations will enjoy a more joyous and thankful holiday season!
Please share this information with your office staff and thank you for your generous participation.
Wishing you and yours peace, health and love this season and throughout the coming New Year!


Marilyn ?

Marilyn Bassett


AGSM Nov-Dec Recognition Society Reminders

On Wednesday, nearly 6,000 reminders were mailed to Recognition Society members with renewal periods in November and December.  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 visit the following spreadsheet:
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate fund owner.
Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

Mid-year Conversations and Personal Development Plans


As mid-year reviews and conversations take place, see below for reminders and resources regarding Personal Development Plans.

I have received great feedback on Skillport– the new university-wide online learning resource.

For Notre Dame,

Bryan Reaume

Steps and Tools for Setting Personal Development Plans

  1. Discuss the competency model assessment.
  2. Pick one competency as a growth area.
  3. Brainstorm different sources of learning and growth.
    1. Resource Guide: Education, Competencies, Knowledge, and Experiences
    2. Skillport (new e-learning resource)
    3. HR Learning Programs
    4. CASE Conferences and Training
    5. EAB Webinars
    6. Colleague Connections (mentoring, shadowing, interviewing, sharing best practices, etc.)
  4. Set a detailed action plan. Record it in the Personal Development portion of Endeavor.
    1. Define specific learning objectives.
    2. What will the employee do by when to achieve these objectives?
    3. What support can the manager provide?
    4. How can learning be extended via application, documentation, and sharing?
  5. Check progress regularly during coaching conversations and 1:1s.