NOVEMBER 17, 2018 • CHICAGO HILTON

Stritch Dinner 2018

The Stritch School of Medicine 68th Annual Awards Dinner is Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's signature fundraising event for student scholarships. We seek to ensure that a Loyola education remains accessible to every deserving student.

Details of the Evening

Please join us in raising funds for medical education and student scholarships Saturday, November 17 at the Hilton Chicago. The event takes place from 6:30 pm to Midnight. Download a map for parking directions and pricing.

Tickets and Table Prices

Stritch Table - $15,000

  • Preferred placement for one table of 10 guests
  • Recognition during Stritch Annual Awards Dinner
  • Name featured in Stritch Annual Awards Dinner program

Patron Table - $10,000

  • One table of 10 guests
  • Recognition during Stritch Annual Awards Dinner
  • Name featured in Stritch Annual Awards Dinner program

Benefactor Table - $7,000

  • One table of 10 guests
  • Name featured in Stritch Annual Awards Dinner program

Individual Tickets - $650

Since 1964, the Sword of Loyola has been conferred on individuals who exhibit exceptional dedication to humanitarian service. In 2017, this honor was presented to Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago.
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2018 Recognitions

Stritch Junior Service League

The Stritch Junior Service League, a select group of high school students who uphold a tradition of community service, will also be recognized for their volunteer activities over the summer. Learn more about the Stritch Junior Service League.


2018 Awardees

Kathy S. Albain, MD, FACP, FASCO is this year's winner of the Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Eva Bading, MD, FAAFP, will receive the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG) award. The awards will be given during Stritch's 68th annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 17.

The Stritch Medal recognizes outstanding accomplishments of a Loyola graduate or faculty member who exhibits dedication to research, education and patient care.

Dr. Albain, the Huizenga Family Endowed Chair in Oncology Research, is a professor in the division of hematology/oncology, department of medicine. Dr. Albain is a leader in national clinical trials of new treatments for breast and lung cancer and her research in both diseases has changed standard of care. She also studies cancer survivorship. Dr. Albain is an author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Earlier this year, Dr. Albain was among the main co-authors of a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that a 21-gene test enables many breast cancer patients to safely avoid chemotherapy. More recently, Dr. Albain presented a major study conducted by SWOG, a National Cancer Institute-funded cancer clinical trials network, that found that women diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancers survive significantly longer than men after adjusting for all other factors. She was just named vice chair of SWOG in order to direct its new Clinical Trials Partnerships initiative.

Dr. Bading is a professor and former chair of the department of family medicine. The AMDG award is derived from the Latin phrase that means “for the greater glory of God” and is attributed to St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. The award honors a person who has made a difference in the world by generously helping others.

The Stritch dinner will be co-chaired by the 11 children of the late John and Joan Mullins and their spouses. The Mullins family started Mullins Food Products in Broadview and has a longstanding relationship with Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine.

2017 Student Scholarship

Living a Life in Service to Others

The Stritch School of Medicine 67th Annual Awards Dinner took place on November 18 at the Hilton in downtown Chicago. The evening celebrated a theme of "Living a Life in Service to Others" and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical student scholarships.

Contact Information  •  SSOM Office of Advancement  •   StritchAdvancement@luc.edu   •  708.216.6937