Founders’ Dinner 2018

Founders’ Dinner is Loyola’s signature fundraising event for student scholarships. We seek to ensure that a Loyola education remains accessible to every deserving student.

Sometimes the words we choose, the decisions we make—to be present in the small acts of kindness, giving without needing to be asked—they can be more powerful than we’ll ever know.”
— Dr. Jill Biden, Featured Speaker

Sister Jean’s legacy

For her lifetime of service and dedication to the students and mission of Loyola University Chicago and Mundelein College, Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, is the 2018 recipient of the Sword of Loyola. Congratulations, Sister Jean! Learn more about Sister Jean

Cardinal Cupich’s Greetings

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago and 2017 recipient of the Sword of Loyola, dons a Rambler scarf and offers words of congratulations to Sister Jean, the 2018 award recipient. Learn more about Sister Jean

2018 Award Recipients

In addition to the Sword of Loyola, the Coffey, Damen, and Felice awards were presented to honor outstanding alumni in their fields who also give back to their communities and represent the University’s core Jesuit values. 2018 Award Recipients

My family is eternally grateful not only for the education my sister and I are receiving but also for the generous support that has allowed that to happen.”
Ayomide Ogushola, Senior, Health Systems Management
Scholarships provide opportunities for individuals to not worry about the financial burdens of school, but to just be students and get the best experience that Loyola has to offer.”
Jalen Brown, Third Year, School of Law
I’ve been able to join clubs and participate in programs that wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have scholarship support.”
Matt Walcutt, Junior, History

Always Forward: The impact of scholarships

Ayomide, Jalen, and Matt share the profound impact of scholarships on their lives, their gratitude toward Loyola’s donors and supporters of scholarships, and their appreciation for the transformative education Loyola offers.

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