Our past deserves a future
As we remember the first-class education and lifelong friendships we developed as Mundelein students, we hope you will partner with us at the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership by participating in our new initiative, Remember Mundelein. This is a five-year fundraising initiative to increase the Gannon Center Endowment by $5 million.
While the initiative will support the whole mission of the Gannon Center, we are focusing on the Gannon Scholars (pictured above)--an outstanding cohort of young women who carry many of the same hopes and dreams we brought with us when we first walked into the Skyscraper. Our primary goal is to increase scholarship assistance to each Gannon Scholar to meet their financial need and accurately reflect their service and commitment to extending the Mundelein legacy.
Presently, each of the Gannon Scholars receives a base annual scholarship of $4,000, only a slight increase from the program’s beginnings 20 years ago. To stay current with Loyola’s present tuition, we would like the average annual scholarship to be $14,000. This would allow the Gannon Scholars an opportunity to make their University education more affordable and for them to graduate with less debt as they prepare for a professional life of service.
As we seek to put the Gannon Center on sure footing for the future, we are asking you to consider an estate gift in addition to your annual gift. Estate gifts present a win-win opportunity: you can leave a legacy gift for the Gannon Center without financial risk during your lifetime. Please review Loyola's Planned Giving web site for more information, or contact the center's director of development (contact information below) if you have questions.
Remember Mundelein: Our past deserves a future.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Development, the Gannon Center
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625