AGSM Michigan Event Attendees

Please use this link to access a shared document containing all registered guests for this weekend’s Annual Giving events.
  • Friday Kickoff is at capacity, and walk-ups will not be admitted.  Kindly respect our very full capacity and only attend yourself if you have plans to meet your registered benefactors.
  • Sorin Play requests should be directed to Lin Wang, as the Giving Society allotment is full for this Friday.
  • Shake Down the Thunder! Tailgate is very close to capacity, and we are only registering Blue members and above at this time.  Walk-ups will be severely limited on Saturday.
  • Additional registrations for Wake Up the Echoes! Brunch and OSTM March Under the Arch will be accepted until 5pm Thursday.  Walk-ups will be admitted based on availability.
Please contact Jonathan Retartha and Shannon Longo with any registration questions, or Sean Boudreau with any event questions.  Go Irish!

Jonathan Retartha ’07, ’11 MBA

Farewell to Emily Mishler

It is with both gratitude and sadness that I announce Emily Mishler’s resignation from the Regional Administrative team. After much self-reflection and prayer upon completing the Master of Non-Profit Administration within Mendoza College of Business, Emily has decided to pursue interests outside of the University to which she feels called at this time.


Emily has been a valued member of the Department of Development for the past two years. As an Assistant Director within the Special Events & Stewardship team, her creativity and commitment to innovation showed brightly with her work on a variety of events and strategic initiatives including Wall Street, Campaign, the Advisory Council program, Dedications, Presidential Events, strategic Principal Stewardship efforts, Commencement, the President’s Circle, and various other Development and University initiatives. Emily has been instrumental to the success of over 500 events and many deepened relationships throughout her time with the University. She has continued to facilitate these relationships directly through her work with three Regional Directors in her role as an Administrative Assistant within Regional Development.

With gratitude, please join me in thanking Emily for her contributions to our team and wishing her all the best as she pursues her next chapter. Emily’s final day in the office will be Tuesday, September 4th.


-Laura Midkiff

Welcome Kasey O’Connor

I am excited to welcome Kasey O’Connor to the Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing team as Associate Director, Development. In this role as a fundraiser within Annual Giving, Kasey will meet and work with benefactors in targeted areas to increase giving society revenue.

Kasey is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame and 4-year softball monogram winner. She comes to us from Athletics where she most recently served as Event Management and Olympic Facility Program Director and Director, Softball Operations prior to that.  We couldn’t be more excited to have Kasey join the team!

Her first day will be September 4, 2018.

Please join me in welcoming Kasey!

All my best,

Ashley Gerard

New HR Resource for Well-Being

The University of Notre Dame’s Office of Human Resources strives to offer resources and opportunities to help staff and faculty achieve a state optimal well-being. There are eight categories of well-being, and we are well when each is properly aligned in the best way for our individual lives. Through each of the dimensions below, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the benefits and programs.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Visit;
  • Select the dimension you want to focus on;
  • Click on the dimension’s toolkit link and view the activities available to you

For more information, contact askHR at (574) 631-5900 or

A person to talk to, informed answers, excellent service … it’s what askHR is all about! |574-631-5900| |FAX: 574-631-8263 |200 Grace Hall




Rockne Recap- August 2018

The Rockne Recap – August 2018
The month of August has been filled with opportunities to connect with AD Circle and Jesse Harper Council members. What better way is there to wrap up Summer 2018?

Thank you for your continued support of Notre Dame Athletics. We so enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate Fighting Irish student-athletes with many of you this month. For those who couldn’t make these last few events, we missed you! Please find some highlights from the month below. We hope to see you all here on campus this Fall.

Women’s Golf Foreign Tour

The month kicked off in Scotland and Northern Ireland with Notre Dame Women’s Golf. This international trip featured rounds on six of the top golf courses in the world, breathtaking views, and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you to all Jesse Harper Council and AD Circle members for making this unforgettable experience a reality for our student-athletes!
Kari Bellville ’18 with Jesse Harper Council member Karen Keyes; the full Notre Dame women’s golf crew.
Thank you to the Keyes and Harris families for their support in making this trip possible.
PGA Championship Experience
The golf excitement extended beyond Scotland and Ireland, as members of the Jesse Harper Council and AD Circle headed to Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis for our PGA Championship VIP Experience. The event included VIP and ground access to the Championship, opportunities to meet with Pete Bevacqua ’93 (former CEO of PGA of America; current President of NBC Sports), evening receptions, and of course – witnessing a truly heart-racing final round. Thank you to all who joined us for this incredible event!
AD Circle member Tom Falkenberg and son Tommy cheer on Dustin Johnson at PGA Partner Village; Head ND Men’s Golf Coach John Handrigan and wife Leigh with the PGA Championship trophy.
Football Practice at Culver Academy
August at Notre Dame wouldn’t be complete without Fighting Irish Football Camp. A dozen Jesse Harper Council, AD Circle, and football endowment benefactors enjoyed breakfast at the home of Culver Academies Board of Trustee, Mike Wilcox, attended football’s morning practice, and joined the team and staff for lunch in the dining hall. The group was also able to spend time speaking with both Coach Kelly and Jack Swarbrick before boarding the afternoon bus back to South Bend.  Thank you to those who attended this behind-the-scenes experience with ND Football!

AD Cirlce member Chuck Finkbiner bonds with student-athletes following practice at Culver Academies.

Early Bird Stanford Registration

“Early-bird” Stanford registration is now open for Blue, Gold, Circle, and Council Giving Society members.  Monday’s email to Sorin, Rockne, OSTM, and JCOS members will be followed by an email on Wednesday opening registration to all levels, with the addition of Badin Guild members.
The registration form can be accessed by clicking the game banner on our events website:  MyNotreDame login is required.

For event questions, please contact the Stewardship & Special Events lead, Sean Boudreau (1-8808).  For registration questions, please contact me at or 1-6714

.  Registration lists will be shared via UR Intranet on Wednesday of game weeks.
Shannon Longo

Events Coordinator, OnwardND Donor Experience Team

Thanks from Kathy Lentych

Dear friends and colleagues, on behalf of myself and the Klaybor family, thank you for all of your support during this difficult time. Losing our dear mother, Mary Jane Klaybor, has left us heartbroken. We have been comforted by all of your prayers, love, kind words, cards, and flowers and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. During her visitation and services, my father commented: “I must have met 300 people from Notre Dame”. Well not 300, but the presence of the Notre Dame Family was overwhelming and truly appreciated. Saying thank you is just not enough, but please know everything meant a lot to us.


Jay McAllister, new AAD for Keough School of Global Affairs

Our colleague Jay McAllister has earned a move to the position of Academic Advancement Director, Keough School of Global Affairs.

Following a career in intelligence analysis for the government and in higher education, Jay returned to his alma mater in 2016.  For the past two years, Jay has served Notre Dame as inaugural Academic Advancement Director in the Office of Research, and as liaison for the Graduate School.  Jay’s discipline and discernment have brought focus to the University’s fundraising efforts in these areas.  In this new role, Jay brings to bear his awareness of global issues and his collaborative spirit in service of the Keough School, Development, fundraisers, and donors.

Jay will transition into his new role effective the week of September 3, 2018.

Michael Loungo

Fall 2018 Technical Training Classes

The Fall 2018 schedule of technical training classes is here!  We’ve restructured some classes to make them shorter and added some exciting new ones. All these classes are currently available through

Google Drive classes are now 2 hours rather than 3 and we’ve added a new class—Working in Docs, Sheets, and Slides— for people interested in working in Google’s version of Microsoft Office.

Excel 2016 Basic class has been split into two sections—Introduction to Excel and Formulas and Functions. This is the same 7-hour class, but taught as two 3.5-hour sessions that you register for separately.

Other new classes:

Qualtrics classes

We have added two Level II courses (Contact Lists and Embedded Data and Working with Responses) and one Level III course (Workflow).

Data Governance Boot Camp

Learn what data governance is, why it is important to Notre Dame and how it ensures more consistent use of data.

Preparing your Digital Media Files

Learn to prepare your media files for use in media creation programs. This class will show how to perform specific functions (such as trimming video and audio files, capturing still shots from videos, and more) in a number of different applications.

Also added are multiple sections of the most popular classes: Moving from Excel to Sheets and Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos. These classes fill up fast so be sure to register early.

As always, feel free to contact the OIT technical training team with questions or for assistance at 1-7227 or