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Student Philanthropy

Why is philanthropy important?

Philanthropy: the act or acts of advocating for the prosperity of a worthy cause through contributions of time, talent or monetary gifts.

Philanthropy has had a powerful presence at Loyola since the University’s founding. From Loyola’s first years in two row-homes on Holiday Street to its third and final move to our current Evergreen Campus in 1921, Loyola’s growth has been thanks in part to gifts from alumni and community members.

Building expansion, clubs and departments, academic research, endowed scholarship, and need and merit based financial aid are only a small number of aspects of a Loyola education that are supported by gifts, or monetary donations, to the University. Philanthropy has had an influence in all past growth, and philanthropy will impact Loyola’s ability to grow as an institution in the future.

Philanthropy impacts all students at Loyola: 99% of current students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship, over 50% study abroad, and almost all students participate in one or more of Loyola’s over 300 student groups. These are only three areas of Loyola that are supported by gifts to the University. Your gift to Loyola will not only support these initiatives for current students but will also ensure Loyola can provide a high touch, high impact education to future Greyhounds. We ask that you help pay forward being a part of Greyhound Nation with a gift towards an area that has had an impact on your Loyola education and experience. We thank you for your generosity.

Student Giving

Every year, students from each class year choose to make a gift to Loyola. These gifts, of all amounts, support many aspects of campus. Whether the gift is towards scholarship and financial aid, athletics, or a club or department, students have chosen to support an area of campus that is meaningful to them. Last year, over 400 students made a gift. 

Students are welcome to make a gift at any time throughout the year on our University giving page or at tables on special giving days throughout the year.

Contact Us

The Office of Annual Giving: