Mendoza AAD position now open and taking applications

We are pleased to post for applications the position of AAD for the Mendoza College of Business. See posting here:


As the primary engine for proposal development in Mendoza, the individual we hire for this role will be expected to:

  • Build and actively manage a proposal pipeline in collaboration with fundraisers; 
  • Develop formal proposals to be presented to donors;
  • Advance proposals from inception to conclusion; and
  • Meet annual collaborative production goals as developed with the Senior Director.
As a longstanding, core role on the Academic Advancement team, this individual will drive philanthropy to advance the ambitions of Mendoza and its recently appointed dean, Martijn Cremers.
We are grateful for your referral of this posting and the position description to candidates you believe are capable of fulfilling these expectations.
Any inquiries, please contact me directly at x7712, or by email at
Thank you for your consideration,
Michael Loungo

Tory Grimes to Join Stewardship & Donor Relations Team

The Stewardship & Donor Relations team is delighted to share that Tory Grimes has accepted the position of Program Director for Donor Recognition. Tory has spent the past several years as an exceptional member of the Special Events & Stewardship team.  Tory has worked on a number of events during her time at Notre Dame including serving as the lead for the Corbett Family Hall Dedication, but her most considerable mark was placed on the Campaign events. She took these important cultivation experiences to new heights as a result of her creativity and unmatched attention to detail. Known also for her can do attitude and thoughtful touches to ensure events are filled with unique details, Tory has proven she has a deep dedication to Our Lady’s mission and to the personalized stewardship of University donors. I speak for our entire Stewardship & Donor Relations team when I share that we are elated to have her join our team.  
My Very Best,
Jessica Reasons 

Denim Day, Wednesday, April 24

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the GRC in showing support for Denim Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2019!

This year marks the 20th celebration of Denim Day, and the sixth year of bringing the initiative to Notre Dame.  For those of you who are not familiar with this event, Denim Day is an annual campaign focused on raising awareness about sexual violence.  The event was initiated after an Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction because they felt since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.  The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Showing support for Denim Day couldn’t be easier. Simply wear jeans on Wednesday, April 24, and we will provide a sticker for you to wear that indicates your denim is making a statement, as well as a pledge card for you to sign and return for display.

Stickers and pledge forms will be available at the front desk of ESC and Grace Hall the morning of April 24.

Offices within Student Affairs have received special permission to wear denim on April 24. Participating in Denim Day provides a wonderful opportunity for the Notre Dame community to show solidarity with survivors of abuse around the country and to think about how we can work in our personal and professional lives to reduce violence in our communities. We would also ask that participating offices take a photo of your staff in jeans and share on Twitter with the hashtag #denimdaynd.

Please contact us with any questions about participation or Denim Day in general. If you would like to learn more about the international initiative, please visit


Brian Moran Announcement

Hello again.

Brian Moran, Academic Advancement Director for the Mendoza College of Business, is leaving his current role to pursue his next professional opportunity.

Brian will serve in his current role through May 31, 2019.

I am grateful for Brian’s contributions to our team and to Notre Dame. Please join me in wishing him well in the future.

Any inquiries, please contact me directly at x7712, or by email at

Michael Loungo

Get your tickets to 2019 Notre Dame Day Concert

The Chicago Cast of Hamilton, Chloe Agnew, and Gold & Blue Company will perform at the Notre Dame Day Concert at DPAC Leighton Concert Hall, 7 PM, Monday, April 29.

Please reach out to Lin Wang to get your tickets (2 tickets /person). Limited seats are reserved for Development, please request as soon as possible.

Check out the concert teaser video here

Call for ND Voice Committee Members

I’d like to thank Dody Blue, Kim Borza, Marcia Hittner, Jessica Reasons, and Julia Sama for volunteering to be members of the UR ND Voice Committee.  We are still looking for committee members from both the Alumni Association and Development.  This committee will be instrumental in shaping our culture and trumpeting the many voices reflected in our recent ND Voice survey.  If you are interested, please contact James Riley (  Thank you in advance for your time and energy with this important project.  
James Riley