2020 Badin Guild Naples & West Palm Beach Receptions

Dear Colleagues,

The Badin Guild will be hosting stewardship receptions in Naples and West Palm Beach on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and Thursday, March 5, 2020, respectively. Heather Reynolds, M.S.S.W., Managing Director of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) will be our special guest speaker at both of these events. The Naples reception is hosted by Frank and Dominica Annese and George and Ginny Mammola.

Invitations with event details were sent on Monday, January 27, 2020 via email and mail invitations will drop this week. Reminders will be sent in February.

Invitation and RSVP lists for these events are available to view here. If you have a benefactor you would like to invite or would like more information on these events, please contact Laura Walker.

Music in the ESC Parking Garage


We have recently been contacted by the managers of the ESC Parking Garage asking us to refrain from playing loud music from our cars while in the garage. If you are in the habit of rocking out perhaps a little too hard, please keep this request in mind. We thank you in advance for your courtesy and consideration.

ImproveND Survey Closes Soon

The biennial ImproveND survey gives faculty and staff the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience with a wide variety of internal services at Notre Dame. The survey closes on Friday, Jan. 31. If you have not already done so, please set aside time to complete the survey. A link to the survey should have been to sent to your inbox earlier in the month.

January Matching Gift Email

The January Matching Gift Email will be sent tomorrow, January 21, to this list of assigned entities who work for matching gift companies and have made a gift since September 1, 2019 and as of today 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 $25,000) 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.

IU Med Lot Parking


As a gentle reminder, please refrain from parking in the lot next to the Harper Hall and Raclin-Carmichael buildings. This lot is reserved for the faculty, staff, and students who work in these buildings. As always, parking is available free of charge for our development staff and visitors in the Eddy Street garage. Parking validation stickers are available from Amy Walter at the front desk if you will be at ESC for more than 2 hours. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to be good neighbors to our campus partners!

ND Endowment Viewpoint Response


This past weekend, the South Bend Tribune ran a viewpoint that had several misunderstandings of how the Notre Dame endowment operates. Paul J. Browne, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at the University, released a response viewpoint in the Tribune today that outlines how the endowment actually works, as well as the immense impact Notre Dame has on the local economy. Please consider this article as a useful resource to share and discuss with benefactors who may have similar concerns or questions related to the endowment.

Welcome Chau-Ly Phan to the Information Technology and Services team!


I am excited to welcome Chau-Ly Phan to the Information Technology and Services team as a Business Systems Analyst.

Chau-Ly graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management. She shares her passion for problem solving and collaborative innovation as a teaching assistant at the University for the Design Thinking Program in the College of Arts and Letters.

Chau-Ly joined the OIT department at the University in 2016 on the CRM enterprise core team. She has worked with many of you in implementing and supporting crmND for the development office, and she is excited to bring her knowledge, training, and experience to work on new initiatives within the development office.

Chau-Ly’s first day will be January 16th.

Please join me in welcoming Chau-Ly.

-Carleen Quinlan