The Monogram Club is excited to launch the Era Extended initiative series to deepen engagement with all of its members. A Monogram winner’s connection and commitment to the University of Notre Dame extends well beyond their time on campus, and Era Extended will strive to deliver on the ‘four for forever’ promise made to Fighting Irish student-athletes.
The Monogram Club is driven by its members and Era Extended was developed based on feedback from the membership survey conducted this past winter. Along with introducing new initiatives, the Monogram Club will enhance certain existing programs, to ensure the series includes something for Monogram winners of all generations.
Era Extended supplements current offerings to members, including the Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund and the Heaton Fund. The Monogram Club will continue to provide opportunities for members to connect at events both on campus and around the country, when appropriate. With the future of in-person engagement still uncertain, the digital and virtual connections provided by Era Extended launch at a perfect time.
Here are the Era Extended programs and initiatives:
A podcast series that will allow Monogram winners to share in-depth stories and personal experiences. The member-to-member name refers to the fact it’s produced by Monogram Club members for an audience of fellow members. A revolving door of member “hosts” will engage in conversation with other Monogram winners, covering topics such as success in the business world, transitioning from a playing career, caring for their community, current events, stories from their Notre Dame days and much more.
Click here to listen to the first episode, which features members of the Monogram Club leadership team. Don Casey, Reggie Brooks and Jes Christian discuss racial injustice within the U.S. and their personal experiences related to that topic. They also talk about what the upcoming academic and athletic year may look like as a result of the pandemic.
Monogram Career Network/IrishCompass 2.0
The Monogram Club is re-launching the Monogram Career Network, a program that previously focused on support of current student-athletes. The new version is designed to strengthen the network of Monogram winners who are willing and able to support one another throughout all phases of their professional careers.
Additionally, Monogram Club members are strongly encouraged to join IrishCompass, Notre Dame’s official online networking community. Thanks to a partnership with the Notre Dame Alumni Association and the Career Center, the Monogram Club is able to have a unique community for members within IrishCompass. Among the platform’s many resources, the IrishCompass job board features postings from companies focused on hiring Notre Dame alumni.
Click here to join the IrishCompass community and create (or enhance) your profile. Once signed up, be sure to join the Monogram Career Network community.
Monogram Movers honors and celebrates young alumni members who have graduated within the past 15 years (grad classes 2006-20) who are making an impact within their local communities, businesses and organizations. Recognitions and criteria will have a direct tie to the five pillars of Notre Dame Athletics: community, education, excellence, faith and tradition. We encourage peer nominations, which will be vetted by Monogram Club staff and board leadership.
Click here to nominate a fellow Monogram Club member.
Monogram Milestones recognizes members who are celebrating important graduation anniversaries from Our Lady’s University. The milestones will include 1, 5, 10, 25 & 50 year anniversaries. Recognitions will come in a variety of forms, from on-campus events to digital celebrations, to ensure that all eras of membership feel connected to the Monogram Club and University.
Coaches Corner Communications
The Monogram Club is partnering with Fighting Irish teams to produce exclusive Coaches Corner communications for their alumni. Monogram winners appreciate hearing directly from their program and the Monogram Club will assist in those efforts through emails, newsletters, video chats and social media content. Monogram Club members will hear from the head coach about the latest news and information from their program.
Notre Dame head baseball coach Link Jarrett will participate in a video chat next week with program alumni.
New Member Orientation & Onboarding
Monogram Club staff and board leadership will organize orientation and onboarding opportunities for recent graduates. The engagement effort will help to educate them on resources available to them as members of the Monogram Club. The first orientation and onboarding session will take place, virtually, this summer with the Class of 2020. More information to come!