Loyola University Chicago

Giving to Loyola

Donor Honor Roll

The Italian American Studies fundraising initiative has seen immense success since it launched in May 2013. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous individual who pledged a lead gift of $200,000, the total fundraising progress of the initiative is over $390,000 in cash gifts and pledges. We are so grateful to the Italian American community for their continued and esteemed support. Grazie mille!

We thank the following individuals and organizations for their commitment to the Italian American Studies initiative at Loyola University Chicago. The support and generosity of both Loyola alumni and Italian Americans alike is an extraordinary example of the power of community coming together to enrich the cultural landscape of Loyola University Chicago in perpetuity.

If you would like to support this initiative, please make a gift online or contact Janet Myers at jmyers7@luc.edu or 312-915-6254.


$50,000+ | $25,000-$49,999 | $10,000-$24,999 | $5,000-$9,999 | $2,500-$4,999 | $1,000-$2,499 | $500-$999 | $250-$499 | $100-$249 | $1-$99



Columbian Club Charitable Foundation




Anthony Fornelli

Unico Foundation






Dominic Candeloro, PhD

The Marchegiana Society of Chicago Heights

The Sanfilippo Foundation



Scariano, Himes, and Petrarca



Leonard Amari

Carol Candeloro

Frank Di Piero (JFRC Spring '87)

Mary Ellen Fox and Michael E. Fox Family Foundation

Freddy's Food and Pizza

Daniel Kravetz

Michelin and Leslie (BA '68) Lentino

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Patricia and Rosario (BS '72, PhD '83) Pesce

Anne Pramaggiore

Anne Marie and Giuseppe Quercia

Order Sons of Italy

Sicilian-American Cultural Association

Societa Modenese Di Mutuo Soccorso

Joseph Spingola

Thomas Volini (JD '72)



American Italian Cultural Society

Francine Bianchini**

Joe Camaioni

Paul Ciminello

Friends of State Representative Anthony DeLuca

Maristella and Giuliano Gozzi

Shelli Howlett

Frank Laudizio

Gloria Lazzerini Nardini (JFRC Spring '63)

Robert Lombardo

Elizabeth and Virginio Piucci

Ronald M. Serpico, Sr.

Marion Volini (MUND '56)



Gia Amella


Janice and Frank Cicero

Barbara and Victor Corsetti

Jessica DePinto

Sharon and Richard Felicetti, MD

Victor Giustino

Carrie Gozzi

Robert Lombardo

Dolores Sennebogen 

Tower Contracting, LLC



Christy and John Alesi**

Anthony Ambrose**

Marino Camaioni

Jack Cannata

Stuart Caravello**

John Carpino

Casa Italia

Cataldo Family Enterprises

Sandra (MSTD '01) and Francesco Cavalieri

Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization

William Connell

Catherine and John Curielli

Barbara and Michael Davis

Drs. Del Monico & Trocchio**

Paul DeLuca (BBA '75)**

Maria and Stephen Desmond

James Di Giacomo

Charles DiFranco (BS '77, DDS '81, MS '84)

John Dini

Joseph DiPirro

Randall Doggett

John Ferrentino**

Romano Floreani

Nancy Forte**

Gerald Gems

Erica Gozzi

Gold Coast Distributing, Inc.

Marie and Victor Guerrieri**

Debbie Halvorson

Dolores Horan (MUND '54, BA '55)

Doug Hofherr

Mary Anne Jackson

Dawn Kieffer

Anne Klos

Robert Lombardo

Barbara and Ronald Maine

Lisa Marino (JFRC Fall '82)

John Markay

Joseph Monastero (BBA '01)

Joel Montalbano

Donna and Gary Mormino

Pierre Nunez

Vivian and Harold Olson

Maria (JFRC '61 - '62) and Kenneth Olson

Helen and Daniel Parise**

Salvatore Primeggia

John Ranieri (BS '75, DDS '77)**

Debbie Ricchio**

John Scafriano

Larry Slonina

Cecilla Sommers

Louis Storino

Richard Sylla

Judith Testa

Sara Thurston-Gonzalez (PhD '09)

TLC Weight Loss, Inc.**

Vincent Tribo

Marlene and Michael Veselka

Debra and Joseph Veronico**

Kathleen and Michael Verta, Jr., MD

Jeanette Viehman

Michael Volini (BA '82)

Elizabeth and Joseph Wolfe**

The University of Chicago


Advanced Financial Concepts


Slyvia M. Alvino, Ph.D.

Carl Arpino

Angelyn Balodimas Bartolomei (PhD '03)

Grazia Bittner

Kevin Barry

Lionel Bottari

Virginia Burghardt

Bruno Cortis, MD

Jeffrey Curto

Angela Danzi

Pamela DeFiglio (JFRC '77 - '78, BS '79)

Marguerite Delacoma and Robert Shonk

Luisa Del Guidice

Vincenzo Devito

Maria Di Marco

Florence Farella

Friends of John D'Amico

Lawrence Giannetti

Kelly Hagen

Victoria Hampton

Cynthia and William Hassett (BBA '90)

Concetta and John Hedrick

Mr. Doug Hofherr

G. Marisa Labozzetta 

Juliana and Salvatore Lagumina

Nanette Latronica

John Lillig

Martina and Sam Marzo (MD '91)

Robert Milani

Lisa Moran

Mary Anne Nardi

Nicola Orichuia

Anthony Palucci

Mark Ravzi

Joseph Ricapito

Angela Rinaldi

Elissa and Anthony Rufo

Mary Santori

Thomas Secco

Rebecca Sien

Angeline Sienko

Anita Spina

Mary and Pio Uliassi

Theresa Volini

Sandra and Vincent Zygmuntowicz

,**Gifts made in memory of Mario Ricchio