Tile Messages

Nicole and John Burns
Met in Rome Fall 2010
Married January 6, 2016

Grazie di tutto!
Bill Kenefick & Family
Spring, 2004

In Memoriam:
Sam Fisher
JFRC '02-'03
Your smile and spirit
are especially missed.
The 2002 Fall Alumni‌

The wall is up!

The Alumni Wall Initiative allowed Rome Center alumni to engrave a message on a tile in a remodeled space in the heart of the Rome Center. Gifts to this initiative support ongoing campus improvements, building a better Rome Center for future generations. Watch Video

Thank you to our supporters


Now that the Alumni Wall Initiative is officially closed, I would like to give a short final update.

Heartfelt gratitude is due all of our alumni and friends who have given so generously of their money and time to make the initiative a success. In total, 687 donors have contributed $421,264. These donations directly support campus renovations and are critically needed at this particular time. They are counted as part of the JFRC’s Avanti! campaign and gave the campaign a welcome “jump start” after the completion of the Insieme campaign.

Of particular note is the fact that 13 percent of tile purchasers made their first-ever contribution to the JFRC. It is, of course, our hope that many of these new donors will continue giving on a periodic basis. Statistically, it costs Loyola seven times more to attract a new donor than to retain an existing one. So those of you who give on a regular basis play a significant role in the continued financial well-being of our beloved JFRC. John Felice himself is no doubt looking down on you with a very wide smile on his face!  

Before closing, I want to give special thanks to the Alumni Wall Committee, the decade coordinators and class ambassadors, and all other alumni who made phone calls and wrote letters and e-mails. Without all of your hard work and incredible ideas, the initiative would never have gotten off the ground. You are all to be commended for your outstanding loyalty and devotion to the JFRC! 

With my deepest appreciation and respect,


James L. Centner, Jr. (JFRC ’66–’67)
Chair, Alumni Wall Committee
JFRC Alumni Board

JFRC Alumni Wall