Office of Institutional Advancement
At Mundelein Seminary, our mission is to partner with donors in providing philanthropic support to build a greater University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
1. Passion for Mundelein Seminary: The generosity of alumni and friends influences the very fabric of Mundelein, helping the seminary advance the mission of educating and forming parish priests. We are dedicated to serving the seminary and helping it achieve its aspirations. The gifts we receive and manage serve as links to the seminary’s past, present and future.
2. Partnership with Donors: Our donors empower us to accomplish our mission. We pledge to faithfully administer their gifts, adhere to their philanthropic intent and respect their request for privacy. We are privileged to work with donors, and we are committed to treating them with integrity, fairness, professionalism and gratitude.
3. Perpetual Support: The long-term vitality of Mundelein Seminary represents our ultimate, unwavering goal. We strive to wisely invest funds and steward property, balancing risk and potential returns, with the goal of achieving the greatest possible assurance of long-term financial support for the university. We endeavor to prudently manage and deploy our resources, and we stand accountable for our policies and results.
4. People-Centered Approach: Our team of employees, trustees and volunteers guides our present and shapes our future. We seek to attract and develop the best talent, value each individual’s unique contributions and celebrate diversity as a strength. We encourage a strong work ethic in an atmosphere of collaboration, openness, professionalism and mutual respect.
Institutional Advancement Staff:
Ryan K. Butts, CFRE
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Assistant to the Vice President
Sr. Advancement Officer, Live Events and Direct Marketing
Donor Relations Associate
Digital Marketing Manager
Harve L. Schlachter
Director of Planned Giving
Donor Relations Director
Donor Services Coordinator
His Excellency Blase J. Cupich, Chancellor
Very Reverend Robert Barron, Rector/President
Board of Advisors
Mr. William H. McEssy, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Thomas Brown
Most Reverend William P. Callahan, OFM, Conv., Bishop of La Crosse, WI
Mr. James L. Claus
Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, IL
Mr. James C. Dowdle
Mrs. Hillary A. Ebach
Mr. Owen G. Glennon
Mr. Joseph M. Guinan, Jr.
Mr. Richard J. Guzior
Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson, AZ
Mrs. Julie Jansen Kraemer
Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, WI
Most Reverend Dale J. Melczek, D.D., Bishop of Gary, IN
Mr. Dennis I. Mudd, Sr.
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, D.D., Archbishop of Kansas City, KS
Reverend Donald J. Nevins
Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, IL
Ms. Tonise Paul
Mrs. Mary L. Paluch Rafferty
Ms. Marguerite K. Rapplean
Most Reverend George J. Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, IL
Most Reverend David L. Ricken, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Green Bay, WI
Very Reverend Peter Snieg
Very Reverend Paul Stein
Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, Bishop of Yakima, WA
Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, J.C.D. Bishop of Grand Rapids, MI
Reverend John J. Wall
Very Reverend Thomas A. Baima
Reverend Thomas R. Franzman
Reverend Brian Welter
Mr. Clayton Kalweit
Mr. John F. Lehocky
Dr. Elizabeth Nagel
Reverend James Presta
Mr. Mark J. Teresi