Thank you to Grace Prosniewski, Senior Writer on the Storytelling and Engagement team, for 2 years and 36 days of dedicated service to the University of Notre Dame… so far! Grace has been an invaluable partner in helping the University raise millions of dollars as part of the BOLDLY campaign, helping produce Notre Dame Day broadcasts, developing the Daily Domer website, and many other initiatives. Our colleagues, especially those in regional development, academic advancement, and athletics advancement, have enjoyed first-class proposal development work from Grace—and we have enjoyed being her teammates. Thus it is with enthusiasm that we share the news: Grace has accepted a new opportunity within Development as Program Director of Hesburgh Women of Impact and Internal Communications, as part of the Internal Engagement and Execution team, beginning January 2, 2019. Best wishes, Grace! We are happy you will still be our Development colleague.

Invite List and Update – Dallas Museum of Art Event

Dallas Museum of Art Event Invite List and Update

December 28, 2018

Internal, not for distribution



Dallas Museum of Art


On Friday, December 28, guests (as noted below) are invited to attend an exclusive evening at the Dallas Museum of Art. This marquee event will include a strolling dinner with Notre Dame friends and leadership. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., and will include a special performance by Chloe Agnew. The Executive Officers and Notre Dame Leadership will attend the event.

  • Fundraisers with benefactors confirmed are welcome to attend and must register in Beat by

Friday, Dec. 20th.


The following groups have received invitations for the event:

  • Board of Trustees
  • PLC/Deans
  • Campaign Cabinet
  • $5M + donors
  • $2.5M+ donors
  • $1M+ donors
  • Advisory Council members $750K
  • Advisory Council members $5000K
  • Advisory Council members $250K
  • Advisory Council not already reflected in other groups
  • Cavanaugh Council not already reflected in other groups
  • President’s Circle not already reflected in other groups
  • Jesse Harper
  • Athletics Director Circle


For the complete list of guests who have received invitations to date, please reference the document located HERE. The list of guests who are confirmed have been entered into Beat. The deadline to R.S.V.P. for the event is Friday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m.


Important Event Information:


  • Many guests will attend the Official Cotton Bowl Party at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center prior to the Dallas Museum of Art event. Transportation will not be provided to the Museum from the Convention Center. Guests may choose to walk, Uber/Lyft or drive to the event.
  • The Museum is a 1 mile/18 minute walk from the Convention Center.
  • Self-parking is available at the Dallas Museum of Art for $12 per vehicle, guest pay. The parking garage entrance is located on Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between North St. Paul Street and North Harwood Street. Once parked, take the elevator to the first level of the Museum to enter the event.
  • Guests arriving by foot, Uber, or Lyft will enter the Museum off of Harwood Street.
  • The Adolphus Hotel is .6 mile/12 minute walk to/from the Dallas Museum of Art.
  • Guests staying at the Four Seasons will be provided transportation from the hotel to the Official Cotton Bowl Party, and a separate shuttle will be provided for guests at the Four Seasons who will only attend the event at the Dallas Museum of Art event.
  • Dress for the event is Tailgate Casual.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mary Andersen at 574.631.7971.


Check Your Mailbox before Break

Please be sure to check your mailbox before leaving for Christmas break and forward all gifts to Donor Services for processing. You never know when a PC membership check or pledge payment may be included in a Christmas card!

If your co-worker has already left for vacation, please take a moment to check their box as well.


lunch announcement

Please enjoy lunch from Panera Bread on Wednesday (Grace Hall) and Thursday (ESC) and know of our gratitude for your continued focus during this very busy time.

Wedesday, December 19 at Noon: Grace Hall 11th Floor Conference Room

Thursday, December 20 at Noon: Eddy Street Commons Family Room

Lunch will include soups, sandwiches, salads, chips, and cookies.

Announcement of Tracy Rendall

Dear Team,


I am very pleased to announce that Tracy Rendall will be joining the University Relations team in the role of Senior Office Coordinator, 405 Main.


Tracy comes to us from the Keough School Dean’s Office where she was the Office Coordinator. She served as the first point of contact for visitors and guests and coordinated a wide range of operational support services for the Keough School. Prior to joining the Keough School, Tracy served as the Events Administrative Assistant for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and before coming to Notre Dame, Tracy served as a communications and outreach intern and customer service representative for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development.

Tracy holds a B.A. in Anthropology with a certificate in Political and Civic Engagement and a minor in International Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, where she was a McNair Scholar.


Thanks for joining me in welcoming Tracy to the team. Tracy’s first day will be Friday, December 21.


Congratulations Dave Daley

Dear colleagues:
It is with mixed emotions that I share Dave Daley has decided to take a new role at the University. Starting January 2, Dave will be joining his stewardship partners in the Office of Financial Aid as Assistant Director. The good news is that Dave will still have the opportunity to work on behalf of deserving Notre Dame students and families, which as you know is a mission very near to his heart as an ND alum and former scholarship recipient himself.
I wish to thank Dave for all his hard work the past two and a half years managing the reporting and compliance of more than 2,000 scholarship funds and enhancing the stewardship of financial aid donors. In addition to existing responsibilities, Dave led the development of a new project and stewardship tool — Where Are They Now? — which geographically maps and shares update letters and videos from former financial aid recipients. Dave also helped launch a new stewardship event this fall — What Though The Odds — with more than 250 financial aid donor families and student recipients meeting up on campus to share their stories in person. I know that we will still lean on Dave’s expertise and dedication as a financial aid partner in the years to come, but I’m excited that his work continues on student impact at the place he loves dearly.
If anyone on the team has an interest in this role, please let me know. We will post the role in the near future.
Katherine Lane

Cotton Bowl – Expense Reports

When processing bowl-related transactions, please make sure you add the Activity Code 14219 at the end of your FOAPAL to ensure we can track all expenses for Development.  Also, use of the activity code will help the University account for the total costs associated with the bowl games.  

Welcome Sarah Carruthers


I am pleased to welcome Sarah Carruthers to the Annual Giving Team in the role of Associate Director, Law and Graduate Business Annual Giving. In this role, Sarah will partner with the field in advancing leadership-level ($25k+) gifts to the Order of St. Thomas More and John Cardinal O’Hara Society, lead the stewardship and experience of these societies, and oversee all mass solicitation strategies for the Law School and Graduate Business annual funds.
Sarah is a 2010 graduate of Notre Dame, and has spent the last 4 years as a Territory Manager for Remarkable Liquids, Inc. She moved to South Bend this summer when her husband, Tom Scrace, started on the Foundation Relations team.
Sarah’s first day in the office will be December 17. Please join me in welcoming Sarah!

Winter/Spring 2019 Professional Development Programs

The Winter/Spring 2019 Professional Development Programs will help you strengthen and build new skills to achieve your career potential. Topics include Communication, Diversity and Supervision.

If you’re looking for additional options that are flexible and work best with your schedule, you can take one of the many courses, view videos, and choose from a variety of books to read at available at no cost for Notre Dame faculty and staff.

Check out the lineup of Learning Programs and Series at our Learning and Organizational Development website or click on the calendar to the left to see what’s being offered by date.


Enrollment: to register for Learning Programs, log in to Endeavor.