Message from Emilio
Dear Alumni and Friends,
It is with great joy that I share the incredible success of the Insieme per il futuro campaign. The dream we share of shaping the future of the John Felice Rome Center is here, and its impact is extraordinary.
The abundant generosity of our alumni is humbling. Because of you, our students have a beautiful, up-to-date facility to call their own. New and more useful spaces are aplenty at the JFRC—a new information commons library, a more functional mensa for sharing meals, and large gathering spaces for conferences and speakers to name a few. In addition, we have expanded scholarship support and increased our endowment to support our students’ studies and travels in perpetuity. We are so appreciative of your commitment to the JFRC and hope you in turn take pride in knowing that you are playing such an important role in shaping its future and the future of our students.
While the changes we have made with Insieme are immense, we are not resting. Our work at the JFRC is not done. We will continue to improve our new home and plan for the future. That is why we are launching Avanti!, the second phase of our development vision, which includes ambitious plans for a new building on campus. This building will increase our study spaces, add more dormitories and faculty apartments, and improve the overall study-abroad experience. Whether you name a tile on our new Alumni Wall, remember the John Felice Rome Center in your estate plans, or make an annual gift, you are investing in the future of this life-changing program, one deeply rooted in Jesuit values and academic excellence. Together, we can fulfill John Felice’s vision of a permanent “home away from home” in Rome.
Again, thank you for your extraordinary partnership. While the study-abroad experience touches lives in profound and sometimes surprising ways, so, too, does philanthropy. At the JFRC, we see this in all of the ways that our generous donors enrich the student experience, expand scholarship opportunities for deserving students, and renovate and build facilities that will become a 21st-century campus. The JFRC’s accomplishments are your accomplishments.
Director, John Felice Rome Center
Vice President, Loyola University Chicago