Meet Our Gift Planning Advancement Committee


Advancement Committee

One Gift of Land Gave Rise to Notre Dame

In the fall of 2010, the Gift Planning Advancement Committee (GPAC) was formed to build on our tremendous heritage for the future benefit of students, faculty, and alumni. With the support of the senior leadership of the University and the Board of Trustees, the GPAC was formed to provide a greater emphasis on our gift-planning efforts. Gift planning has played a critical role in our history, and now we look to gift planning, more than ever before, to provide for our future.

Father Stephen Badin made history in 1793 when he became the first Catholic priest ordained in the United States and made history for God and Country again when he gifted land near South Bend, Indiana, that would become the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Father Badin eventually exchanged land for an income stream and had the satisfaction of knowing that the land would be used to advance a religious and charitable purpose—the first “planned gift” at Notre Dame. Subsequently, a young priest named Father Edward Sorin stood near a log chapel Father Badin had built on the land and declared that he would establish a university that would become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country.”

Notre Dame has always been animated by a profound sense of hope. It was hope that moved Father Badin to make his gift, and hope that inspired generations of Notre Dame presidents, students, and faculty to persevere through challenging and sometimes lean years. And today, it is hope that compels Notre Dame to advance its mission to offer an unsurpassed education deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. Gift planning will provide a path to enable such advancement, and the GPAC was designed to help. The GPAC was formed to help us think about and communicate the importance of gift planning as a vital means of support to Notre Dame.

What Is the Notre Dame Gift Planning Advancement Committee (GPAC)?
The Notre Dame Gift Planning Advancement Committee is a group of approximately 30 Notre Dame volunteer leaders consisting of alumni and parents. The members are from various areas of the country and have diverse backgrounds both professionally and personally, but they have common characteristics—they love Notre Dame, they are committed to advancing our mission, and they are exceptional leaders.

Mission Statement
The Notre Dame Gift Planning Advancement Committee seeks to increase awareness of the University’s critical need for long-term planning through the thoughtful creation of structured or deferred gifts like wills, trusts, real estate, and others.

Goals & Objectives

How can the GPAC be helpful to Notre Dame? It can:

  • Help shape and endorse strategic directions of the Notre Dame Development Office
  • Know and tell the Notre Dame story, including the past reliance and future need of structured and planned gifts
  • Provide a network of alliances and enabling resources
  • Assist in planning networking and educational events to actively promote awareness of the need for structured and planned gifts
  • Provide expertise and mentor the Office of Gift Planning on strategic initiatives
  • Analyze internal issues and provide external perspective


Accessing the Gift Planning Advancement Committee
The Gift Planning Advancement Committee continues to build on ongoing efforts to promote the mission and vision of the University and how structured and planned gifts can enable both. Should you identify an opportunity in which the GPAC can further its efforts in support of Notre Dame or wish to contact the GPAC, please refer inquiries to:

Gregory G. Dugard
Senior Director
Office of Gift Planning
University of Notre Dame
Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame
1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN  46617-1403
Office: 574-631-5776
Fax: 574-631-8325
E-mail: gdugard@nd.edu

 

GPAC Members

Listed below is the current membership of our GPAC.

Jack & Cathy Brennan, co-chairs of the GPAC—Jack is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of The Vanguard Group and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. All three of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’06, ’08, and ’11). Jack and Cathy reside in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Frank & Dominica Annese—Frank (’61) is the retired chair and chief executive officer of Annese and Associates, Inc. and is a member of the College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council. Dominica is a member of the Nanovic Institute Advisory Council. Frank and Dominica reside in Cooperstown, New York, and Naples, Florida.

Dick & Corneila Corbett—Dick (’60) is the president of the Concorde Companies and the Corbett Family Office. Dick and Corneila reside in Tampa, Florida.

Ed & Nancy Coppola—Ed (’76) is the president of The Macerich Company and is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council. Ed and Nancy reside in Dallas, Texas.

Tom & Shari Crotty—Tom (’80) is the managing partner of Battery Ventures. Tom is also a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and a founding member of the Wall Street Leadership Committee at Notre Dame. Tom and Shari reside in Southborough, Massachusetts.

Matt & Terri DeSalvo—Matt (’80) is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and a founding member of the Wall Street Leadership Committee at Notre Dame. Matt and Terri reside in Riverside, Connecticut.

Mary Lou Durkin—Mary Lou is a member of the Institute for Church Life Advisory Council. Her late husband, George (’56), and daughter (’81) are both Notre Dame graduates. Mary Lou resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, and Naples, Florida.

Jay & Mary (Hesburgh) Flaherty—Jay (’79) is the chief executive officer of HCP, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. Mary (’79) is a member of the Undergraduate Experience Advisory Council at Notre Dame. All three of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’06/’07, ’08, and ’14). Jay and Mary reside in Los Angeles, California.

Mike & Sheila Geddes—Mike (’61) is the chair and president of Geddes and Company and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. Mike served as the honorary chair of the Stephen Theodore Badin Guild for over ten years. Mike and Sheila are members of the Institute for Church Life Advisory Council and have had a son graduate from Notre Dame (’93). Mike and Sheila reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Bill & Karen Goodyear—Bill (’70) is the chairman and chief executive officer of Navigant Consulting and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. One of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’01). Bill and Karen reside in Chicago, Illinois.

Bill & Joan Hank—Bill (’54) is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Farnham Investment Group and is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council. All of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’79, ’81, ’82, ’85, and ’94). Bill and Joan reside in Wheaton, Illinois.

Dick Huether—Dick (’55) is the retired corporate marketing executive of General Electric Company. Dick resides in Schenectady, New York.

John Madden—John (’59, ’62 MA) is the chair of the F.N.B.C. of LaGrange, Inc. John is a member of the College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council and the Ireland Advisory Council. Three of his children graduated from Notre Dame (’85, ’86, and ’91/’95). John resides in LaGrange, Illinois.

John & Marilyn McDonough—John (’58) is the chairman of McDonough Medical Products Corporation. John and Marilyn reside in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Chris & Carmi Murphy—Chris (’68) is the chair, president, and chief executive officer of 1st Source Corp. and chair and chief executive officer of 1st Source Bank. Chris is a member of the College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council, and Carmi is a member of the Snite Museum of Art Advisory Council. Three of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’92, ’01, and ’06). Chris and Carmi reside in South Bend, Indiana.

Ken & Ann Stinson—Ken (’64) is the chairman of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. One of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’93). Ken and Ann reside in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tim & Marti Sutherland—Tim is the chairman and chief executive officer of Pace Global Energy Services and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University. Two of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’02 and ’07/’10). Tim and Marti reside in Middleburg, Virginia.

John & Beth Veihmeyer—John (’77) is the United States chair and chief executive officer of KPMG, LLP and is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council. One of their children graduated from Notre Dame (’05). John and Beth reside in Potomac, Maryland.

Back