Mrs. Laura Sonnefeldt Curley
Managing Director of Institutional Advancement

Laura has worked in fundraising for more than ten years and has a BA in English and an MBA in Marketing. She came to NDCP in 2015 but has been around the school much longer than that. Her three brothers graduated in the 80's and her three nephews graduated more recently. Her son is looking forward to being a Don as part of the class of 2022.

Mr. Dick Allegretti '73
Director of Major Gifts

  Prior to coming on board at NDCP in 2007, Dick held various leadership positions in sales and sales management at Fortune 500 companies. Dick's responsibilities at NDCP include the Sponsorship Program, Endowed Scholarship Program, Hall of Honor and the Co-Chairman of the Alumni Golf Outing. Dick has been a baseball coach at NDCP for the past twelve years. He and his three brothers are alums of NDCP.

Mrs. Sharon Angelini
Director of Special Events and Stewardship

Sharon joined the staff of NDCP in 2011 with a background is in communications/marketing, project management and sales, and a BA in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She was well connected to Notre Dame long before 2011, as she was the last in her family to come to ND. Her husband and sons are Notre Dame Alumni (Mike '74, Michael '09 & Mark '11), and even her daughter is a cheerleading alumnus (Stephanie '07 Resurrection College Prep).

Mrs. Teresa Connelly
Director of Communications

Teresa has a BA in Journalism and History (double major) from Indiana University Bloomington. She has extensive experience in public relations, development and journalism in Chicago. She started working at NDCP in 2006 and is the proud mother of three Dons - Brendan ’08, Keenan ’12 and Liam ’15. Brendan is the first Deaf student to graduate from NDCP. 

Mr. Skip Lawson '71
Director of Business Sponsorships

Skip is a proud member of the Class of 1971. Then he migrated north to St. Mary's University of Winona, in Minnesota. After earning a degree in Communication Arts he returned home and became an active member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. His life in medical sales ended when he decided to help NDCP professionally in 2008 and was hired in the Advancement Dept. Wearing many hats daily Skip is our Alumni Director and he really believes in the Notre Dame Difference.

Mrs. Mary Beth Ficht
Alumni Coordinator

Mrs. Monica Peterson
Executive Administrative Assistant

Monica is a lifelong resident of Niles and alumni parent of three Dons. Monica has been with Notre Dame for18 years serving in various capacities and is currently executive assistant to the President. “What could be greater than going to work every day knowing we are making a difference in the lives of young men throughout our community.”

Mrs. Arlene Zoeller
Development Coordinator

Arlene has a BS in Computer Science and began working at NDCP in December 2012. As Development Coordinator, Arlene plays a key role in database management, website access rights and content management, and assisting with special events. She is the mother of Adam Zoeller '13, Ryan Zoeller '13 and Joseph Zoeller '14. Arlene shared, "When you wake up every morning and look forward to going to work, you know you love your job and what you do for a living. Notre Dame is wonderful in so many ways!"