Military and Veteran Immersion Experience – Thank you…

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your support of the Military and Veteran Immersion Experience this morning!
This event was a great success and provided a unique glimpse into the lives of our military-connected students on campus.   Again, thank you to those that attended!  Please enjoy the following photos taken this morning.
Here’s a link to more information regarding the University’s Military and Veteran Initiative.
Have a great weekend!
Regan Jones

Condolences to Larry Helmsing

Dear UR Colleagues,

We offer our deepest condolences to Larry Helmsing and his family on the passing of his father, Frank K. Helmsing this Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. Please continue to keep Larry and his family in your prayers during this time.

Visitations will be held Sunday, April 30 from 2-6 p.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home located at 8325 Covington Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46804. A Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at St. Peter Catholic Church located at 518 E. DeWald Street Fort Wayne, IN 46803

The full obituary may be found at:

Carleen Quinlan

May Euchre Club

Hello all!
Here we are, ready for May Euchre Club! This months euchre play will be on Thursday, May 11th We will gather in the ESC Cafe at 5:00 and start play by 5:30pm.
We will discuss if we just want to contribute $5 and not collect the $5 given for a donation to a charity/cause.
Everything we need for euchre play will be provided.
Please let me know if you will be joining us this month. You can call me at 1-8713 or email me at Thank you!


Pamela S. Mullin

Regional Development

University of Notre Dame

1251 North Eddy Street, Suite 300

South Bend, IN  46617-1403

574-631-8713 (direct)

574-631-8325 (fax)

ND Day Thank you

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Last night, we culminated the fourth annual Notre Dame Day and it was an epic celebration of everything that makes this place so special – THANK YOU! We (just barely!) eclipsed our goal of 25,000 gifts (25,025) and none of those gifts would have been made without the direct contributions from members of this team.

The intimate partnership between the Storytelling and Engagement team and Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing to make this day a success is incredible, but everyone stepped up to make this day memorable!

I look forward to thanking each of you personally for your individual contributions in the coming days, but I would like to thank the entire team for all the ways you helped – volunteering during the event, rallying your friends and networks in the Participation Challenge, and so many other ways you devoted your time and talents to Notre Dame Day – I owe so much to this wonderful team!

To say I am grateful would be an understatement. I can’t say thank you enough!

Have a great week!



Congratulations Suzanne Dunne

Dear Colleagues,
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Suzanne Dunne has accepted the Director of Finance and Administration position within Campus Services.  During her time in Development, Suzanne has been an instrumental partner within both the Finance and Prospect Management teams.  Please join me in congratulating Suzanne on her new position and thanking her for her many contributions to our department.  Suzanne’s last day in her current position with Development will be Friday, April 28.



Chicago Badin Guild Luncheon

Dear Colleagues,

 On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Office of Gift Planning will host a luncheon for Badin Guild members in the Chicagoland area.   The event will be held at Morton’s The Steakhouse. David Bailey, Notre Dame’s Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research will provide the Keynote Address.

Invitations are being to emailed today with a follow-up email at the end of next week.  For more information on this event or if you have benefactors you would like to register, please contact Kristina Machalleck or Laura Snell.


Welcome Anne Wieber

I am happy to announce Anne Wieber as Gift Planning’s newest Administrative Assistant.
Anne will begin on Monday, April 24th, and will be supporting Ken Hendricks, TJ Pillari, and me.
Anne joins our team after several years working in the Executive MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business first as a Production Coordinator and then as the Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services.

Anne is a 2006 graduate of the University and currently lives in South Bend.  We are thrilled to welcome Anne to the Gift Planning team.
Please join me in welcoming Anne!

Richard D. Naponelli Jr.

Director, Office of Gift Planning

University of Notre Dame

1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300

South Bend, IN  46617-1403

(574) 631-6302 (direct)

(574) 631-8325 (fax)

We Welcome You to Join Us


We welcome you to join us.

On Sunday, April 23 ​we will be visiting​ ​Kingdom Life Christian Cathedral Church at​ ​11:00 AM.

Please contact Alyssia Coates with any questions and the Notre Dame Trail Prayer Card is enclosed below so you can pray at your convenience.

Sunday, April 23
707 Sherman Avenue
South Bend, IN 46616

The Trail Team

Congratulations Megan and Matt Macri

The Chicago and Midwest teams are excited to announce “our” newest addition.  

Katherine “Kate” Audrey Macri was born April 17th weighing in at 7 pounds and looking picture perfect!  Kate is welcomed by her mom and dad, Megan and Matt, and big sister Amelia.  Please join us in welcoming beautiful Kate to our Notre Dame family!
Eileen Murdock

Welcome TJ Pillari

I’m happy to announce the hiring of our newest Gift Planning Officer, TJ Pillari.   TJ comes to Notre Dame from a successful career with Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista in Avon, Ohio, where he was the Chairperson of their Probate & Estate Planning Department and served on the Firm’s Board of Directors. In addition to probate and estate administration services, he also provided innovative business succession and estate planning counsel, tailored to each client. Prior to that he was with Frantz Ward LLP – Cleveland, OH, from 2007 until 2011.  
TJ is a Double Domer, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 2003, and a Juris Doctorate in 2008.  He and his wife, Quinn, have three children: Lucy, Leo and Joey. They are currently in the process of relocating to our area from Bay Village, Ohio.  
TJ will start with us on Monday, May 1.  Please join me in welcoming him back to the Notre Dame family!   
Best regards,   
Greg Dugard