Welcome Katy Orenchuk: New Arts & Architecture AAD

It is a pleasure to welcome Katy Orenchuk to the University Relations team as the Academic Advancement Director for Arts & Architecture. She begins her new role this Wednesday, May 15.

Katy most recently was the Vice President for Development at the Newberry Library in Chicago, where she managed and led a comprehensive fundraising campaign that raised $35 million, 117% of the $30 million goal. Her leadership and effectiveness at the Newberry Library was preceded by success in philanthropic roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theater Company, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Responsible for driving philanthropy to the School of Architecture, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, and the Debartolo Performing Arts Center, we are privileged to count Katy as part of our growing Academic Advancement Team. She has played a vital role in developing partnerships and stewarding relationships for some of the world’s top arts and humanities organizations, and her experience will enable her to succeed in this new role.

Katy’s professional success is paired with a deep fidelity to and history with, Notre Dame. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Notre Dame and her husband Chris is a double domer, with undergraduate and MBA degrees from the Mendoza College of Business. Katy has been fundraising already for Notre Dame: she was a Charter Member of ND Loyal, where she achieved ‘Top 18 of 2018’, an impressive achievement among the ND Loyal inaugural cohort.

In addition to her degree from Notre Dame, Katy holds a Master of Arts Administration from Indiana University, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

You can expect to see Katy soon around Eddy Street Commons and elsewhere on campus.

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