Friday, June 9, 2017 — Founders’ Dinner is Loyola’s signature fundraising event for student scholarships. We recognize alumni, students, individuals, and corporate and foundation partners who exemplify the hallmarks of a Loyola education—leadership and service to others. 
Keynote speaker

Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. In more than 40 years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and also cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

Roberts has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit institutions and holds more than 25 honorary degrees. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend.”

Loyola Signature Awards
These four awards will be presented during dinner. Recipients will be announced here prior to June 9. Damen and Felice Awards will be presented in a private ceremony.

Caritas Award

CME Group Foundation

This award honors a corporation or foundation that has contributed significantly to the betterment of society and the University through extraordinary philanthropy. past winners

Coffey Award

Sister Zolman

This award honors a distinguished alumna of Mundelein College for leadership in the community, accomplishments in industry, and service to others. past winners

Heart of Loyola Award

Audrey Ratner

This award honors an alumnus or alumna for extraordinary commitment to Jesuit education. past winners

Spirit of Loyola Award

Cokie Roberts

This award honors an individual who exemplifies the Ignatian spirit of leadership and service to the community. past winners

Audrey Ratner

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Cokie Roberts

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CME Group Foundation

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Sister Zolman

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9

6:30 PM Cocktail Reception Damen Student Center

7:30 PM Dinner, Keynote Speech, and Program Gentile Arena

Tickets and Registration

Individual Ticket(s) $350 each

Limited availability
The non-tax-deductible portion of each reservation is $100.

Sponsorships

  • Priority placement for 1 table of 10 guests
  • Verbal recognition during Founders’ Dinner awards presentation
  • Recognition from podium at Founders' Dinner by Loyola University Chicago President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD
  • Premier placement of company logo at Founders’ Dinner via printed materials, signage, programs, e-mail communications, and microsites at LUC.edu

  • Prime placement for 1 table of 10 guests
  • Recognition during Founders’ Dinner awards presentation
  • Company logo placement at Founders’ Dinner via printed materials, signage, programs, e-mail communications, and microsites at LUC.edu

  • Preferred placement for 1 table of 10 guests
  • Recognition during Founders’ Dinner awards presentation
  • Company name featured in Founders’ Dinner program

  • One (1) table for 10 guests at Founders' Dinner
  • Recognition during Founders' Dinner awards presentation
  • Company name featured in Founders' Dinner program

  • One table of 10 guests
  • Company name featured in Founders’ Dinner program

Event details

Office of Special Events

Public transportation

Take the Red Line to the "Loyola" stop, cross the street and look for signage directing you to the event.

Northern suburbs

Take Sheridan Road south to Devon Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to Kenmore and turn left into campus, following the road to the parking structure. After parking your car, look for signage or a Loyola representative to guide you to the proper venue.

The city or the southern suburbs

Take Lake Shore Drive north to Hollywood. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and follow it all the way around the curve. The first stoplight will be Kenmore. Turn right, following the road to the parking structure. After parking your car, look for signage or a Loyola representative to guide you to the proper venue.

I-294 or I-94

Take Touhy Avenue east to Sheridan Road and turn right. Take Sheridan Road south to Devon Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to Kenmore and turn left into campus, following the road to the parking structure. After parking your car, look for signage or a Loyola representative to guide you to the proper venue.

Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn, across the street from the Lake Shore Campus, is providing a room block for Founders' Dinner attendees.

  • 6/8/17- 10 standard rooms available at a rate of $179
  • 6/9/17- 10 standard rooms available at a rate of $179
  • Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Cut-off date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Book online, or guests can call 1-800-426-7866 and request the group rate for the LUC Founders’ Dinner.

St. Ignatius Sponsor