Friday, November 2; Cultural Tasting Extravaganza

Dear Development Colleagues:

The Diversity Committee invites you to another Cultural Tasting Extravaganza on Friday November 2. This is an opportunity for us to share and enjoy each other’s cultural and family traditional cuisine.

All colleagues, including those whose office is at different locations, are invited to prepare your favorite dish and drop it in the ESC Cafe or Grace Hall.

The hope is to have food available all day long!

All colleagues, including those who do not bring food, are invited to stop by and taste!

Contact us with questions.

Alyssia Coates & Marilyn Bassett

Feast of All Souls Prayer Service

Please join the Notre Dame Alumni Association, students, staff, and faculty in prayer as we remember loved ones who have died. We will pray the Rosary and offer submitted intentions.
Friday, November 2, 12:30-1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Condolences to Shannon Forry

We are sad to share that Shannon Forry’s father, Dr. Allen Eugene Forry, passed away on October 10 in Columbus, Ohio, with the family at his side.  As his obituary shares, he rejoiced in the happiness and success of his children and grandchildren.
Dr. Forry’s complete obituary is found:   
A Memorial Service will take place at St. Pius X Catholic Church (Granger) on Saturday, November 10, at 10:30 am. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am.  
Please keep Shannon and his family in your prayers.
Marty Harshman

Halloween Results!

To All,

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween Party last Thursday! The decorating creativity was absolutely amazing, and the kids, as well as the adults, had a wonderful time! We are extremely grateful for the entire Development team’s contribution to this event.

Because of the outstanding effort by all teams, we decided to present a number of additional awards this year:

Rodeo Room – Best Looking Cowgirls

Movie Theatre – Best Use of Private Office Space

Safari – Best Immersive Experience

Toy Story – Team Spirit Award


Special thanks to Madame Ernestine and her assistant in training Lori Tinkey who predicted good fortunes to our visitors and to all the staff who dressed in costume to run games or hand out candy to our little trick or treaters!


 Now what you all have been waiting for — the winner of this year’s decorating contest!

The winners this year are:  The Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing Team with their rendition of SUPERHEROES!


Photos from the event can be found at here. Again, thank you for an absolutely amazing Halloween Party for the kids and start thinking of your theme for next year!


Pam, Anita, Brigette

ND Shares Diversity Recap: Dr. Mary Adeniyi

Thank you to Dr. Mary Adeniyi and to all who participated in her presentation on diversity and inclusion throughout Notre Dame.

Mary’s Slides (HR and Insitutional Research have asked that statistics are NOT shared outside the ND staff family)

Employee Resource Groups

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, these groups support networking and provide social outlets; they also assist the University with recruitment, retention, and educational activities. Current groups include:



New Technology Install in Family and Sorin Rooms

New technology, including new acoustic ceiling tiles for improved sound quality, will be installed in the Family Room starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd. The room will not be available for use from the 23rd trough Friday, October 26th.

After the installation of the new equipment in the Family Room, we will have new equipment installed in the Sorin room the following week, Tuesday, October 30th through Friday, November 2nd.

We look forward to the new and improved audio visual experience in two of our most popular conference rooms.

Thank you for your understanding during the install process.

Eddy Street Closed Tomorrow for Halloween

From the Kite Realty Management Team:

Eddy Street will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd, to prepare for the Eddy Street Commons Trick-or-Treat event. Please do NOT park on Eddy Street as vehicles will be towed. The garage can still be accessed from the Napoleon and Burns Street entrances.

The Event will run between 5:30pm-8:30pm. Eddy Street will be reopened after event. Please come join us with friends and family. The poster regarding the event is attached.


Thank you

LTND Northwestern Tailgate and Parking Passes

Dear Colleagues,

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Office of Gift Planning will host a Love Thee Notre Dame Tailgate for Badin Guild members at the Northwestern game.   The event will be at the Evanston Art Center and event time will be announced when kickoff time is announced.

We have arranged with the venue an opportunity to offer a limited quantity of parking spaces for $100 per vehicle. These are limited to one parking space per entity.  Spaces are still available on a first-come, first-served basis even if not attending our event by calling Donor Experience at 574-631-5198. These spaces will not be available for sale on game day.

Please see the list of registered attendees for detail on benefactors who will be attending this event.

Please note that this event is at capacity and registration is closed.  For more information, please contact Laura Snell.