Mary Rattenbury is in her fifth year as a member of the External Affairs division in the Athletics department at the University of Notre Dame. She was promoted to manager of the Rockne Heritage Fund and Director's Circle in September of 2010. Three years prior to that, Rattenbury served as an assistant to the Director of the Joyce Grants-in-Aid program and the Executive Director of the Rockne Heritage Fund Director's Circle.
As a member of the External Affairs division, Rattenbury plays an integral role in the stewardship of all major, leadership, and principal gift benefactors to Athletics. She also assists with new facility dedications and special events.
Rattenbury participated in the Spirit of Notre Dame campaign (2004-2011) in which the External Affairs division surpassed its $84 million goal, which included expendable and endowed scholarships, as well as capital projects. It marked the first time in the history of the University that Athletics was included as part of the campaign.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame in January 2008, Rattenbury worked with her husband, Thomas, for 11 years managing their own business Hearthstone Builders in Niles, Mich.
A resident of Niles for over 20 years, Rattenbury is dedicated to giving back to the community and the University by volunteering in numerous charitable organizations which include the Pink Zone with the women's basketball team at Notre Dame, Football 01 sponsored by Kelly Cares, and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys spending time with her family partaking in music, theater and traveling endeavors. Rattenbury loves reading, walking (sometimes with golf clubs) and Fighting Irish and West Virginia University sports (but not together, of course).
The Morgantown, W.Va. native received a bachelor of fine arts degree from West Virginia University in 1979. The Rattenbury's have been married for 33 years, and have three children: daughter, Jordan (Butler '03); son, Evan (Grand Valley State '10); and their youngest son, Michael, who is now attending Grand Valley State University.