Contact / Staff Directory

Office of Foundation Relations
University of Notre Dame

1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617


Foundation Relations Team:

Carla Ingrando Updated

Carla Ingrando
Senior Director of Foundation Relations

(574) 631-1050

Carla Ingrando joined the Foundation Relations team in 2013.  In addition to being the FR liaison for the Institute for Educational Initiatives, she facilitates the work of the FR team and manages internal and external portfolios focused on campus-wide initiatives.  Prior to joining Foundation Relations, Carla was a faculty member at Denison University, Marylhurst University, and worked as a program officer at the Michigan Humanities Council.  She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Notre Dame and earned her M.Div. from Vanderbilt, her M.P.A. from the University of South Carolina, and her B.A. from Furman University.  Having grown up in five states and lived in five more as an adult, Carla isn't from any one place, but she feels most at home in the Midwest.  She enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with her husband and toy poodle, Ty.






Jon Hannah

Jonathan Hannah
Director of Foundation Relations

(574) 631-8613


Jonathan Hannah is Director of Foundation Relations, In his current role, he works with the Notre Dame Law School, the Mendoza College of Business and the Keough School of Global Affairs.  Also a Moreau Faculty Instructor, Jonathan is an instructor in Notre Dame’s First Year Experience program.  He has previously worked as a Policy Analyst in Washington, D.C., and has been an instructor at the Lewis University College of Business.  Jonathan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Xavier University, an M.Sc. in Management from Lewis University and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy.  He was a Fulbright scholar in 2015 and participated in an International Education Administrator program in Germany.






Michelle Joyce

Michelle Joyce
Director of Foundation Relations

(574) 631-2786

Michelle V. Joyce joined the Foundation Relations team with a focus on science, engineering, and research in July 2016.  Prior to her role in development, Joyce was the Associate Director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry where she served as a Special Professional Faculty member for 12 years.  In 2010 Joyce created the ND LIGHTS program that develops experiments for and donates retired scientific equipment packages to resource-limited schools.  Joyce received her B.S. in chemistry from Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Duke University.








Amanda Retartha Updated

Amanda Retartha
Director of Foundation Relations
(574) 631-0311

Amanda Retartha joined the Foundation Relations team in November 2016, with a focus on the College of Arts and Letters, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the Hesburgh Libraries, and the Snite Museum of Art. She previously served Notre Dame’s Office of Special Events & Stewardship as the lead for the endowed professorship and library collection stewardship programs. Amanda holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University, specializing in celebrity and fan studies, and an M.A. and B.A. in English from Notre Dame.








Lindsey Mcintyre

Lindsey McIntyre
Assistant Director of CFR, Prospect Analysis

(574) 631-6303

Lindsey McIntyre is the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Prospect Analysis.  She leads research and analytic support for both Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Lindsey began working at the University of Notre Dame in 2007 and joined the CFR teams in 2016.  Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Finance for the College of Engineering and Financial Operations Coordinator for the Office of Budget and Financial Planning. Lindsey holds a B.S. in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She has a heart for nonprofit development and is a member of Nu Lambda Mu, an international honor society established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.







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Ernestine Gardner
CFR Regional Associate

(574) 631-7874

Ernestine Gardner joined the Corporate and Foundation Relations team in 2008 as an administrative assistant.  In her current role as CFR Regional Associate, she serves the administrative needs of the Foundation Relations team, with a primary focus on data entry and analysis.  Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked in Admissions and Financial Aid at both Drew University and Boston University. She holds B.A. in English from BU, and still enjoys taking the occasional English or history course on campus whenever she can.