Best Wishes for Anne Griffith

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I share that Anne Griffith has accepted the position of Director within the Office of the President. In her new role, Anne will provide critical leadership with regard to operations and communications on behalf of the University’s Board of Trustees; lead and manage complex activities, events and projects on behalf of the President and Vice President and Chief of Staff; and serve as principal adviser to the Vice President and Chief of Staff in developing and implementing strategic projects on behalf of the President.

Anne began her career with Development in 2010, working in Prospect Management before moving to the Senior Director role leading the East Region and now the New York Metro Region. Through Anne’s leadership, the East region teams consistently set the bar in production and mission giving.

Anne’s last day in Development will be October 25. Please join me in thanking Anne for her contributions to Development and wishing her well in her new role.

Stu Fortener

Best Wishes for Jane Nagy

Dear staff,

I’m sad for us, but so happy for Jane Nagy, who has chosen to retire effective December 1. Jane and her husband Pete have discussed this for awhile and would like to have more time with their family….and more opportunities to experience Florida sunshine!

I’ll take more time at Jane’s party to express how grateful I am to have worked and laughed with such a wonderful colleague and friend…but for now, let’s cherish the 47 1/2 days we have left being welcomed each morning by her great smile and kind words.

We’ll begin actively pursuing Jane’s replacement with a posting this week. Please join me in congratulating Jane and wishing her the best.

Mark Witucki

ND Shares: A Conversation with Jess Witous

All UR colleagues are invited to hear Jess Witous’s story on dwarfism and living with a disability, or, as she puts it being “differently-abled” on Monday, October 21st from 4:00-5:00pm in the Family Room at ESC.

Jess spoke four years ago and wants to share more of her story now that she has become a mother to her son who also has dwarfism. Jess will share the facts behind it, her experiences, and share *her* advice on how to talk to others about people with disabilities.

Welcome Amy Walter

Please join me in welcoming Amy Walter as our new Sr. Office Coordinator at the Eddy Street front desk starting Monday, October 14th.

Amy joins us from Pangborn Hall and previously served as the Administrative Assistant with Wet World Pool & Spas. She has her associates degree from Ivy Tech and is working towards the completion of her bachelor’s at IUSB. We are thrilled to have Amy join our team. Please stop by the front desk, introduce yourself, and say hello.

-Carolyn Hardman

Domer Dogs Meet-Up

Come join us for another Domer Dogs meet-up! Bring your pup to the front of Grace Hall and take what will hopefully be a victory stroll around the lakes with your colleagues and their furry friends this Sunday, October 13th at 11:30am. For more information, check out the Five to Nine event page here. If you don’t have a dog, please still feel free to join us for the walk!

Prayers for the Koebel Family

Jennifer Koebel’s son, Casey Moore (16yr), was a passenger in a very serious car accident on Friday afternoon.
Casey will remain in Memorial Hospital’s Trauma Unit until at least Thursday, but will have many weeks/months of recuperation ahead of him. Please send your prayers to Casey and Jennifer, as well as the 2 students in the car with him.

If you would like to donate toward a gift card for family meals, please see Deena Chamberlin.

Badin Guild USC Event

Dear Colleagues,

This Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Office of Gift Planning will host our Badin Guild USC Rooftop Experience from Noon-2 pm at the Embassy Suites. We are at capacity for this event and registration is now closed.

Please see the list of registered attendees for detail on benefactors who will be attending this event. Please contact Laura Walker with questions.

Headshot New Session Added

Please note that a third headshot session has been added to the sign up sheet. The options are now:

  1. Wednesday, October 9th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Family Room at Eddy Street
  2. Thursday, October 17th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Grace Hall in the basement photo studio
  3. Wednesday, November 13th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Family Room at Eddy Street

Development headshots will be taken by University photographers for professional use. Each person who has signed up will have 4 photos taken; those shots will be put in a gallery for their use, un-edited. If you have not already done so, please sign up for a time to get your photo taken here.

October Matching Gift Email

The October Matching Gift Email will be sent today, Tuesday, October 8, to this list of assigned entities who work for matching gift companies and have made a gift since September 4, 2019 and have not yet matched their gift.

Please note that individuals on the second tab of the excel file (“Fundraiser Outreach”) have not received the matching gift email message (all gifts exceeding $24,000) but may be eligible to match their gift. You are encouraged to reach out to your assigned benefactors directly to discuss the details and answer questions related to the matching gift process.

If you have any questions regarding this communication, please reach out to Laura Walker.