Congrats to Lauren Fox

Dear colleagues:

After much prayer and career discernment, Lauren Fox will be transitioning to a new role at the University on Monday, March 5As the Program Director for Notre Dame Leadership Initiatives, she will work closely with Tom Schreier and the leadership of specific initiatives and programs to develop and transform leaders from graduate students to accomplished professionals. Specific initiatives and programs that Lauren will support are the Inspired Leadership Initiative, the Kellogg Global Leadership Program and similar, complementary programs such as the proposed CEO Summit.

Lauren will be missed, having served over 5 years in Special Events & Stewardship. Her incredible service to Our Lady’s University was realized through several notable experiences including the BCS National Championship, the Shamrock Series in Ireland, development of the Boldly Notre Dame Campaign events, and the celebration of Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary via the Notre Dame Trail. Her creativity was remarkable and her ability to standardize processes within Special Events enhanced the department’s efficiencies, teaming and collaboration.
Please join me in celebrating with Lauren as she follows God’s will and serves the University in this new capacity.

Katherine Lane

Best Wishes to Candace Davenport

Friends and Colleagues,
Please join us on March 1st at Brothers to offer best wishes to Candace Davenport on her last day as she embarks on her retirement! Candace has been the welcoming face and voice for Donor Services for nearly twelve years and she will be greatly missed! In celebration of her devoted service to Our Lady, we will be gathering at Brothers from 4:30 to 6. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you,

Welcome George Mandarakas to Corporate Relations

Please join me in welcoming George Mandarakas to the Corporate Relations team. George’s first day will be Monday February 26th. As a CR Director, George will cover the College of Engineering and engage corporations in an effort to further the mission of the University. A 2009 graduate with a BS in Chemical Engineering, George spent the better part of his career working at BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world. For the last 6 years, he was tasked with directing innovation efforts with startups, universities, and federal agencies, so he understands our game. Along the way, he also received his MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. George has significant international experience as well, which we hope to leverage as we build out our international corporate strategy.
George and his wife Stephanie, originally from London England, will be relocating to our area from New Jersey. Please stop by and say hello to George as he arrives back home at his alma mater.
Nathaniel K. Utz

Senior Director – Corporate Relations

Office of Gift Planning FY 2017 Impact Report Now Available

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to share with you our first Impact Report for the Office of Gift Planning. Print copies have been distributed to field fundraiser’s mailboxes and additional copies are available in Gift Planning.  An electronic version has also been placed in Box.
Print copies are currently being mailed to all Badin Guild members.
Special thanks to JJ Marler, Cindy Karpovs, Brooke Wenzel, Brad Goff and Mark Dumich for their help in compiling the numbers;  Jim Gosz and Kathy Wadolowski for their work on the copy and creative; and Ken Hendricks, Brooke Wenzel, Rich Naponelli, Brian Diss and Greg Dugard for reviewing the report and providing critical feedback.
We will be updating this report at the end of each fiscal year annually going forward.
Please let me know if you have any questions,

 Laura Snell

Welcome Emily Mishler!

After much prayer and career discernment, Emily Mishler is thrilled to be transitioning into a new role as an Administrative Assistant within Regional Development. 
Having served nearly two years on the Special Events & Stewardship team in a wide variety of capacities, she very much looks forward to learning the ins and outs of Regional Development as she continues to pursue her Masters of Non-Profit Administration at Our Lady’s University! Prior to joining the SE&S team in 2016, Emily worked at the Boys of Girls Clubs of Elkhart County where she gained extensive marketing, fundraising, event strategy, and portfolio management experience. Emily is also a proud Boilermaker and 2015 Purdue University graduate.
Emily has played an invaluable role at the University as the Assistant Director, Special Events & Stewardship. She brings a passionate drive, global perspective, creativity, strong analytical and editing skills, a keen eye for process improvement, and a tremendous work ethic and commitment to Notre Dame’s mission. Please join me in congratulating Emily on her new role!
-Laura Midkiff