Mary Rattenbury is in her sixth year as an employee of the University of Notre Dame. She was promoted to Manager of the Rockne Heritage Fund and Director's Circle in September, 2010. Three years prior to that, Mary served as an assistant to the Director of the Joyce Grants-in-Aid Program and the Executive Director of the Rockne Heritage Fund and Director's Circle.
As a member of the Athletics Advancement Team, Mary plays an integral role in the stewardship of all major, leadership and principal gift benefactors to Athletics. She assists with new facility dedications and special events. She is also has been serving as interim manager of the Joyce Grants-in-Aid program since August of 2012.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame in January 2008, Rattenbury was an instructional assistant in special needs education for eight years. Her work focused on cognitively impaired and physically handicapped students from 16-26 years of age.
Rattenbury also worked with her husband, Thomas for 11 years, managing their own business, Hearthstone Builders, in Niles, Michigan.
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 including the Pink Zone with the women's basketball team at Notre Dame, Football 101 sponsored by Kelly Cares, and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys spending time with her family enjoying music, theater, and traveling. Mary loves reading, cycling, walking (sometimes with golf clubs) and 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 34 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.