frickJim Frick, one-time VP-PR for Notre Dame and the first lay officer at the Catholic institution, is dead at 89. He passed April 9 at his home in Naples, FL.

In an 18-year career in charge of PR and development, Frick raised more than $300M in funding for his alma mater.

“Few individuals have left the university more in their debr then he, and few have a more decisive and widespread effect on the history and development of Notre Dame," said ND president emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh in a release.

Following WWII, Frick enrolled at ND and worked part-time in its development office then known as the Notre Dame Foundation.  

A funeral is slated for April 16 at ND’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Donations in Frick’s name go to Notre Dame Magazine, Notre Dame Annual Fund and Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.