Fundraiser Dashboard is Now Live!

We are very excited about the functionality that comes with this new dashboard as it is meant to help manage portfolios of individuals.

As previously mentioned, The Data and Analytics Team will be visiting your SPORT meetings for detailed demonstrations.

In the meantime, you are invited to attend some drop-in sessions for detailed demonstrations or answer any individual questions.

The drop-in sessions are scheduled in the ESC Family Room on the following dates:

Friday, August 30 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Friday, September 6, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Exterior Concrete Work at Eddy Street, 8/28

On Thursday, August 28th, 2019 there will be concrete work taking place along the alley between Five Guys and Chipotle and the curb/sidewalk area of Kilwins from 7am-4pm. There will not be any parking or driving blockages but some sidewalks may have areas blocked off. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Thank you,

Teagan Lawson | Property Manager, Eddy Street

574 287 9890 [direct]

317 577 5600 [main]

765 749 2560 [mobile]

Kookies and Konversation with Krys and Kathy

Please join us in the new ESC Regional Development Coordinator space for “Kookies and Konversation with Krys and Kathy” on Friday, August 30, starting at 8:30 am and throughout the morning. BYOC(coffee) or BYOT(tea). This will be the last day in the office for these 2 gals as we journey into retirement land. We want to personally thank everyone for helping us in our journey, we could not have done it without each one of you.  Tissues will be provided.
Hope to see you there!   
Kathy and Krys

Professional Development Plan (PDP) Launch

UR Team,

Thank you all so much for your energy and participation at Summit last week! It was my first one, and I really enjoyed it.

I am following up with some details on the Professional (or Personal) Development Plan (PDP) that was presented during the ND Voice section. As I mentioned last week, many corporations utilize PDPs to empower employees to take a very active role in their career progression. The purpose of crafting a PDP is twofold: first, it provides a useful roadmap that outlines strengths, areas of opportunity, as well as available resources; and second, it facilitates more meaningful career discussions with leaders throughout the division and the University. With these benefits in mind, we are excited to launch a year-long PDP pilot.

We ask every member of the UR team to complete a PDP by the end of September. After completing your initial plan, we encourage you to have conversations with your manager, as well as leaders in the division and beyond, to continue refining your PDP.

[Below] is a document that provides additional details, as well as a template PDP (my initial draft) to begin completing for yourself. Please feel free to enlarge or reduce the ‘boxes’ in the template to meet your personal needs.

If you have any questions or concerns completing the document, feel free to reach out to James Riley, Bryan Reaume, or me.

We will collect your feedback over the course of the year to improve the document and your experience.

Many thanks,

Heather Christophersen – Associate Vice President, Advancement Services

  Link to PDP Description  |  Link to PDP Template 

Statue of Influential Architect to be Installed at Walsh Family Hall

The statue outside the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture that is being stalled today is a large scale representation of Leon Battista Alberti, an architect, priest, writer, poet and humanist. Alberti, a key figure in the Italian Renaissance, was the first to articulate an understanding of the individual building as an integral and essential part of the city, in the city’s conception as a healthy and nurturing community.

Alberti’s ideas of the primacy of the city, combined with an emphasis on beauty, harmony and proportion, contributed greatly to the revitalization of new urbanism in recent decades and have influenced Notre Dame’s unique philosophy.

Designed and created by Alexander Stoddart, the Queen’s Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland, the statue symbolizes the School of Architecture’s dedication to the creation of well-designed, livable cities and towns.

Please see Katy Orenchuk with any questions or for further information.

Welcome Andy Mason

I am excited to announce that Andy Mason has joined the Development team as a Development Associate and will be working with me. He comes by way of the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs (OMECA) and has been with the University for 13 years. In addition to the OMECA team, Andy has held positions in the Law School and the President’s Office. He has two daughters, Ingrid 10 and Greta 8, and his wife, Amy, just joined Development as well. When he is not traveling to the girls’ soccer games, he enjoys ND Football and White Sox Baseball.

Join me in welcoming Andy to the team,


Fall 2019 Learning and Organizational Development Programs

To help you strengthen and develop new skills to build your career, the Office of Human Resources offers staff professional development opportunities every semester. Click here to see the newly unveiled Fall 2019 offerings. The fall programming will cover topics such as:

If you’re looking for additional professional development options that give you the opportunity to learn on your own schedule, you can explore today. Search a topic, take a course, view videos, and choose from a variety of books to read to help you develop the skills you need to build your career.

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.

Welcome, Jen Witucki!


I am excited to announce that Jennifer Witucki has joined the southwest team as regional director, working with benefactors in and near Orange County.

Jen joins us after serving for four years as director of development and strategic initiatives at Free Wheelchair Mission in Irvine, CA, leading a team responsible for raising nearly eight figures annually in support of its mission. Prior to Free Wheelchair Mission, Jen spent three years consistently driving increased fundraising as a major gift officer at Hoag Hospital Foundation in Newport Beach.

Jen and her family have deep ties to the University and the South Bend community, and we could not be more excited to add her to the team. Please join me in welcoming her and make it a point to stop by to introduce yourself and say hello!

All the best,

Congratulations to Anna Bradley!

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Anna Bradley will be taking a new opportunity as Publicity Specialist in the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

We’ve been so lucky to have Anna on the Annual Giving team, where she focused her efforts on inspiring our most recent graduates to give back to Notre Dame and educating current students on the importance of higher education philanthropy. While we will miss Anna greatly, we are excited to see all she accomplishes in her new role.

Anna’s last day in the office will be August 29th. Please join me in congratulating Anna on her new position!


Advancement Records is excited to welcome two new Biographic and Gift Analysts to the team!

Megan Andedo, originally from Northern Michigan, is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend, and moves across the street from St. Mary’s College where she most recently worked in the Research for Development Department. Megan and her spouse, Dave have two spirited children, ages 4 and 1, and an Australian Shepherd mix puppy, all of who keep life fun and interesting.

Amy Mason is a South Bend native and graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Amy has been with the University since 2003, joining us from Athletics, where most recently she was the Business Coordinator in the Ticket Office. Amy and her husband Andy are the parents of Iggy (10) and Greta (8) and in her spare time, Amy is busy being a soccer mom.

Please join us in welcoming Megan and Amy to our Family!

Patty Herrity