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Generosity Week

What is Generosity Week?

Legend states that the Loyola family was so generous that after feeding family and soldiers, they had enough food to feed the animals. This act of giving is represented by the two wolves and kettle depicted on Loyola's shield. Today, we celebrate this act of kindness through Generosity Week. Each Spring, there is a week when the Loyola community gives thanks and shows our own generosity. The cornerstone event of the Week is Wolf and Kettle Day.

Watch the history of the Wolf & Kettle video!

Each event featured in Generosity Week aims to spread the message of giving with the entire Loyola University Chicago community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Therefore, every event included in Generosity Week, like Balloons for Faculty and Staff and Parent and Donor Outreach, serves to share the message of generosity with each of these groups in a unique and meaningful way. 


Generosity Week 2013

Generosity Week 2013 will feature the following events:


All Alumni Event. 6PM- 8PM. Inviting Loyola’s Chicagoland alumni to celebrate generosity. This event will be hosted in the new state-of-the-art Damen Student Center and includes food, beverages, and tours of the facility.

Generosity Week Game- Men's Volleyball: Loyola vs. Ohio State

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 -

Community Outreach Food Drive. Student Philanthropy Council will mobilize the student body to support the Rogers Park community with a food drive.

Mass at Madonna della Strada- The Madonna Times.

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 -

Parent Thank You and Outreach. 6PM – 9PM. The Student Philanthropy Council will give students an opportunity to write their parents and supporters a hand written thank you note during busy study hours.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 -

Balloons for Faculty & Staff Donors. 9AM. Student Philanthropy Council delivers “Celebrate Generosity” balloons to offices of faculty and staff donors to acknowledge their support of Loyola. This endeavor also provides advertising for the Faculty and Staff Giving Program.


Wolf and Kettle Day. 10AM – 2 PM. The third annual WKD! A day for students to celebrate the generosity of LUC’s donors and the impact of giving back to Loyola. Held at both Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses – there will be prizes, coupons, kettle corn, and a chance to write an e-thank you note to a donor.

Pizza Party. 10:15PM – 11PM. Student Philanthropy Council ends WKD by inviting students to take a study break and enjoy late night pizza on the East Quad.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 -

Faculty & Staff Donor Luncheon. 12PM – 1PM. Annual luncheon stewarding Loyola’s faculty and staff donors hosted in Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, Water Tower Campus.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 -

Senior Donor Reception. 5:30PM - 8PM. A stewardship reception for senior donors who give $20.13 or more. This event will include a beer tasting, food, drinks, photo booths, and more!

Generosity Week 2012

Generosity Week 2012 Video Recap

Thank You, Faculty and Staff Donors! Balloon distribution, Monday, March 19th 2012

Faculty and Staff Donor Luncheon, Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Wolf and Kettle Day, Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Wolf and Kettle Day 2012 festivities in The Norville Center.

Student Philanthropy Program members share the message of generosity with students.

Free Trader Joes kettle corn was handed out to all those who stopped by the table.

A student shows her appreciation by writing on the Thank You Donors' board.

Electronic thank yous were also recorded, in exchange for a plush mini version of LU Wolf.

LU Wolf excites the crowd before the unveiling of Los Lobos de Loyola.

Check out these photos from the inagural Wolf and Kettle Day on March 1, 2011

Student Philanthropy hands out popcorn and shares the message of generosity with students in CFSU.

Wolf & Kettle Day festivities in the Terry Student Center.

Students say “Thank You” to the generous donors.

LU Wolf poses with Student Philanthropy in CFSU.

Students show their excitement for generosity.


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