Loyola University Chicago

Founders’ Dinner

Gertrude I. Mack

Damen Award Recipient: School of Social Work

Ms. Gertrude I. Mack, MSW ’46

Since 1967, Gertrude “Trudy” Mack (MSW ’46) has worked for the Department of Mental Health at the Madden Health Center as a part-time clinical social worker, specializing in psychosocial assessments; individual, family, and group therapy; and discharge planning. She is certified to practice the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, a holistic touch therapy that integrates emotional and mental health with physical and spiritual therapy.

In 1940, Mack earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Inspired by Loyola’s focus on peace, truth, and charity, she chose Loyola to earn a master’s degree in social work. She is an active member of Loyola’s School of Social Work Alumni Board and received the school’s Siedenburg Award for being an outstanding and involved alumna. She’s a valued contributor to the University and member of the Damen Society.

Mack plays the piano, participates in a weekly bridge group, enjoys walking, and loves to attend the theatre and the opera. She used to sing in the Holy Name Cathedral choir.