Congratulations Julia and Bob Onghetich

Julia Onghetich (Assistant Director in Stewardship) and her husband Bob (Notre Dame Law School student), welcomed their son Nile David into the world on Thursday. Six weeks early and weighing in at 4 pounds and 14 ounces, Julia indicates that they have a little fighter on their hands! Nile will be in the NICU for a while, but the nurses and doctors are already impressed with how well he is doing. They are already looking forward to bringing Nile home to big brother Tim. Well wishes can be sent to their home as follows: 1331 Farm Crest Dr, Apt 1A; Mishawaka, IN 46544-8953. Please join me in congratulating Julia and her family!


Katherine Lane

Katherine Lane SMC BA ’92, ND MSA ’00

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon

Tickets to the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon are available. The luncheon will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Joyce Center on campus, starting at 11:30 am. Keynote speakers this year include former student body president, Corey Robinson, and his father, former NBA star and philanthropist, David Robinson, who will together share insights into and motivations for service. If you are interested in obtaining tickets, contact Vicki Reeder (ext. 7164).

Vicki Reeder



Important Announcement from VP and Associate Provost, Maura Ryan re: Snite Museum

Dear Colleagues,
Please see this important announcement regarding the Snite Museum of Art from Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost. As always, thank you for your efforts to advance the important work of the Snite.
Best, Drew
January 16, 2018
Dear Members of the Snite Museum of Art Advisory Council,
It is with mixed emotions that I share with you news that Charles Loving recently announced his decision to retire as Director of the Snite Museum of Art and Curator of the George Rickey Sculpture Archives and the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, effective June 30, 2018.
As you know, the Snite has flourished during Chuck’s 18 years as Director. Its collection now comprises more than 29,000 works of art, including significant collections in Mesoamerican art, Old Master paintings and drawings, nineteenth-century French art, nineteenth-century photography, decorative arts, African art, and the art of Ivan Mestrovic and George Rickey. Under his guidance, the museum increased emphasis on acquiring, exhibiting and interpreting works created by African-American, Native American, Latino/a, as well as female artists. Chuck also has been a driving force in the museum’s outreach to the local and campus communities, creating the Ashbaugh Education Center and expanding the staff to four fulltime education curators. Today, the museum’s programs serve more than 15,000 public and parochial students annually through an array of social and educational offerings, including those for adults. More than 7,000 Notre Dame students visited the Snite as part of their coursework during the 2016-17 academic year.
More recently, Chuck presided over the installation of the 8.5-acre Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, featuring artists from around the world in its inaugural Reclaiming Our Nature exhibition. In partnership with the Hesburgh Libraries, the Snite also received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support efforts that will provide unprecedented digital access to museum and library collections for teaching and research.
We begin our search for a new museum director at a particularly exciting time. Through the generosity of Ernestine Raclin and Carmen and Christopher Murphy, and members of the Snite Museum of Art Advisory Council, planning is underway for an extraordinary new museum building that will be located on the south side of campus facing Angela Boulevard. Joining the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture and O’Neill Hall of Music, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame will be a key part of an emerging arts district and a vibrant and welcoming symbol of Notre Dame’s commitment to the arts.
We will immediately initiate a national search to identify a person with the vision and experience needed to shape a new home for the arts and, more important, to further the vision for the arts at the heart of Notre Dame. I welcome your input in that process.
In the months to come, we will have ample opportunity to recognize Chuck’s extraordinary service and to express our gratitude for his contributions to the vitality of the arts at Notre Dame. In the meantime, please join me in wishing him well for his many years of service to our university and its outstanding museum.
Yours in Notre Dame,
Maura A. Ryan
Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Drew Buscareno

O: 574-631-9969
M: 574-286-0632

University of Notre Dame
405 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Rockne Athletics Fund- Coach’s Chat

Hi everyone-

TomorrowJanuary 16th from 1pm – 2pm the Rockne Athletics Fund is hosting our January Coach’s Chat with Jim McLaughlin (Women’s Volleyball) and Bobby Clark (Former Men’s Soccer).  If you are available, please use the below audience dial in number to join the conversation!

For all of you Irish Volleyball and Soccer fans out there – please feel free to ask a question or two! Thanks so much for your support!

Audience Dial-In
Phone Number: 877-295-7727

Thank you!

Kimberly Borza

Welcome – Mark Futa to Regional Development

I am excited to share the news of our new hire Mark Futa to the Midwest Regional Development team as Regional Director.
Mark has strong roots in the South Bend and Granger area.  A graduate of South Bend Saint Joseph High School, Mark went on to earn his Bachelors from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  He has built a very distinguished sales career largely in the automotive industry, including regional sales management roles at Ford/Lincoln and Nissan North America.  Most recently, Mark served as the Director of Sales, Marketing and Field Operations for Spartan Tool LLC in Niles.
In the community, Mark has been strongly involved with his Saint Pius X Catholic Church parish, American Cancer Society, and various coaching endeavors.
Mark’s first day will be Monday, January 15.  Please join me in welcoming Mark to the team!
Tim Willis

Farewell Nancy Sheets

Dear NDAA team,

Nancy informed me in recent weeks that the hour has arrived for a little more “Nancy time”….more time for daughters and grandchildren, more Ben (of course!), more travel, and more relaxation.

Nancy will retire from the association March 31 to begin the next chapter of her life. She has been with us for almost 19 years in various capacities, including working with the Travel program, Reunion, and Marketing Communications.

In Marcom, we will miss her ability to juggle all of the needs of the team—from class notes to condolence letters, print production to promotional items, financial management to content management, and lots of scheduling and organizing. By keeping it all together, Nancy kept us all together.

While Nancy has many outstanding professional qualities, there are some that are more informally assigned to her. To many of us, Nancy is our work mom and counselor—helping us navigate relationships and household crises. I think she has at least a couple “couples” she can claim as accomplishments.

We will all miss Nancy’s genuine caring—for her work and the people surrounding her. Please join me in congratulating Nancy on a stellar career with the NDAA and thank her for her service all these years!

Best, Bill

Thinking on Your Feet Workshop

Thinking on Your Feet

Time: Tue Jan 16, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: Innovation Park – Greenhouse Room

Think on your feet workshop

Join us for this fun, interactive workshop to help you be ready to handle the unexpected throughout our day.

To participate, you must register through Endeavor. Click the magnifying glass on the Endeavor home page, then click the “Find an Activity” box. Type “Thrive” in the search bar. Thinking on Your Feet should be the first result.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ann Amico Moran

O: 574-631-1837

University of Notre Dame
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Annual Giving Team Announcements



Please join me in welcoming Brian Benedict to the annual giving team as an Associate Director, Development.

In this role as a fundraiser within annual giving, Brian will work with benefactors in targeted areas to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts to the University that increase unrestricted and giving society revenues.

Brian Joins development from the Legends sales team within Notre Dame Athletics. For the past two and a half years, Brian has worked with many benefactors selling premium seats for the Campus Crossroads Project. He has consistently been a top performer on the Legends staff. Prior to Notre Dame, Brian worked in Major League Baseball as an account executive for the Tampa Bay Rays. Brian is a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame and is still very active in the community as a Bengal Bouts coach and broadcaster for Notre Dame men’s lacrosse games.

Brian’s first day will be Monday, January 15. Please join me in welcoming Brian to the team!

Alex Romagnolo



It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Leigh Ann Jacobson will be leaving Notre Dame to accept a new role as Director, Foundation of Saint Joseph Hospital System.  Her last day will be Thursday, January 18th.

Please join me in thanking Leigh Ann for her years of work both serving as the director of the Parents Program and associate director for development. Over the past year and a half, Leigh Ann has grown parent engagement and philanthropy while also driving significant growth in unrestricted and giving society revenue.

Please join me in wishing Leigh Ann much success in her new role.

Thank you,

Alex Romagnolo