Annual Giving Announcements

Dear Colleagues,
I am excited to announce several changes to the annual giving and strategic marketing team, effective immediately. An updated organizational chart will be posted to the UR Intranet shortly. Thank you, as always, for your partnership!
  • A director of annual giving position has been posted, reporting to me, and will lead a team responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting new annual giving prospects with the capacity to make unrestricted and giving society gifts of $1,500 and greater. This team will drive significant new unrestricted revenue and partner closely with the field to build a pipeline of future leadership-level prospects.
  • Reporting to the director of annual giving will be three associate directors of development: Riley Koval, Leigh Ann Jacobson, and Pablo Martinez. Leigh Ann will continue to serve as the lead for the Notre Dame Parents Program and focus on Notre Dame parents in her individual fundraising efforts. Pablo will continue to serve in his capacity as the program director for Notre Dame Day in addition to his new responsibilities.
  • An additional director of annual giving position, with a focus on volunteer leadership and participation, has been posted with a preferred candidate reporting to me. This individual will lead Notre Dame’s volunteer ambassador program (with a focus on undergraduate alumni participation) as well as donor experience and the phone center, with a renewed emphasis on listening and data collection. Reporting to the director are Jonathan Retartha as leader of the donor experience team; Leah Corachea, who leads the phone center; and Chris Wells and Ellen Roof, who lead our volunteer leadership efforts as well as reunion and student philanthropy, respectively.
  • I’m pleased to announce that Andrea Bullock has accepted the position of director, annual giving with a focus on innovation and special projects, reporting to me. In nearly three years as a leader on the annual giving team, Andrea has led innovative efforts that have driven new donors to the University, including Notre Dame Day, the Veterans Fund, point-of-sale giving, and the use of new mobile technology​.​
  • I am pleased to announce that Rick Kohler has accepted the position of applications specialist, reporting to Ashley Gerard. Rick has served Notre Dame since 2003, specializing in online technology. With the addition of marketing automation this fall, Rick will primarily be responsible for assisting in the execution of campaigns through the migration and visualization of data, as well as additional applications.

  • I am similarly excited to announce that Patrick Borders has accepted the position of digital marketing specialist, reporting to Ashley Gerard. Patrick has been a key member of the annual giving team for two years, with a focus on writing and, most recently, social media. In addition to maintaining his current responsibilities, Patrick will lead the annual giving team’s email marketing and online technology efforts, with a focus on new and emerging technologies.
  • The Giving Societies and Operations and Technology teams otherwise remain unchanged, reporting to Amy Schell and Ashley Gerard, respectively.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Please feel free to reach out to me or Ann Moran if you are interested in applying for either of the open positions.
Thank you,

Urgent Need: Water Station Volunteers

The Trail Team is in urgent need of four volunteers to work water stations on Saturday morning at Bond Hall. Two volunteers are needed on each side of Bond Hall (right and left) to prepare cups of water so trail participates can grab one on their way to the Mass or picnic.  The shift starts at 7:00 a.m and ends at 1:00 p.m.

If you are able to assist, please contact Brenda Harley at 1-5249 or as soon as possible.

Thank you!



Trail Prayer Groups

Staff at both the Grace Hall and Eddy Street offices have been meeting daily to pray for our pilgrims, producers, and support teams walking and working the Notre Dame Trail. Each day, the Grace Hall team (pictured below) sends their photo and daily prayer to be shared with those on the trail to let them know we are praying for and thinking about them. If you would like to join one of our Trail Prayer Groups, the Eddy St. team meets at 9:00 in the reception area and the Grace Hall team meets on 11 South at 10:00.


Open position: MyNotre Dame Support Coordinator

Open Position: MyNotreDame Support Coordinator

Alumni Association has an open position for a MyNotre Dame Support Coordinator. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Mark Welch.

Thank you

Natella Micola
Recruiting Coordinator
Department of Development
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN
Tel 574-631-8921

Farewell and Best Wishes to Joe Sheehan

We regret to announce the pending departure of our dear friend and colleague, Joe Sheehan, whose last day with us will be September 8.

Joe has served the University since November 2013 in roles with Donor Services, Engagement Information, and the Alumni Association (supporting club data migrations). He began his role as myNotreDame Support Coordinator in February 2015.

Joe has been an all around team player, much beloved by our volunteers and staff, alike. He will be greatly missed here at Notre Dame as he begins the next phase of his life and career in New York City.

Please join us in wishing him the best of luck and a warm farewell.

Mark Welch

Open Position: Manager, Business Intelligence

Open  Position: Manager, Business Intelligence

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

Thank you

Natella Micola
Recruiting Coordinator
Department of Development
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN
Tel 574-631-8921


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Sorin-Rockne Parents Welcome Reception – Guest List

A full list of registered attendees for Friday evening’s Sorin-Rockne Parents Welcome Reception can be found at the following link:
The Donor Experience team will continue to accept registrations throughout the week. Please contact 1-5198 or

Support the Notre Dame Pilgrims 

(August 14. -18 and 21-25)

Please join us on for a brief moment of daily prayer in the reception area beginning August 14 at 9:00 AM to support our colleagues, alumni, family, and friends journeying on the pilgrimage.

Prayer Team

Open Position:  Gift Analyst 

Donor Services has an open position for a Gift Analyst. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Jamery Barry.

Natella Micola

Recruiting Coordinator

Department of Development

1100 Grace Hall

Notre Dame, IN

Tel 574-631-8921

Fax 574-631-8325