Loyola University Chicago


Corporate and Foundation Relations

Loyola’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) works to win support for Loyola programs, centers, and university initiatives by working to establish, develop, and maintain enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with corporate and foundation partners.  Specifically, CFR:

  • Develops engagement strategies with faculty and staff that align institutional donor priorities with Loyola initiatives, yielding high levels of support
  • Coordinates communication with potential corporate and private foundation donors regarding funding and engagement opportunities
  • Highlights the benefits of a partnership with Loyola for a corporate funder or private foundation’s mission
  • Stewards donors, maintaining productive and enduring relationships that result in continued support of Loyola programs
  • Assists Loyola faculty and staff with proposal writing, grant reporting, and development of program material for submission to donors

Contact CFR Director Angela Liegel (aliegel@luc.edu) to discuss the funding needs for your program, for assistance crafting and submitting a request for support, to suggest a corporate or private foundation partner for your program, to explore grant opportunities, or with any questions you may have about engaging corporations or private foundations.

Staff Directory

Becky Kiely

David Lewis
Administrative Assistant

Mariam Pera
Grant Writer


How CFR supports Loyola University Chicago
In order to create fruitful and lasting partnerships, CFR Officers work to demonstrate the value of giving to Loyola to current and potential funders.

  • Foundations
    Large or small, foundations receive many more requests for funding than they can meet.  With the quality services and outreach Loyola programs offer, CFR provides foundations with funding options that mirror their philanthropic mission and widen their impact.
  • Corporations
    Corporations can support Loyola in a variety of ways – through scholarship, internships, naming opportunities, board engagement, and in-kind and program support.  CFR strategizes with corporate funders to find the best giving options to support Loyola and promote their organization.

At a time when competition for corporate and foundation support is at its highest, CFR maintains relationships with charitable organizations and stewards donors to ensure that Loyola programs have the best chance for funding opportunities.

Notable Relationships
CFR is proud to have established relationships with:


The Arthur Foundation

Baxter Healthcare

Big Shoulders Fund

BMO Harris Bank

The Helen Brach Foundation

Chicago Community Trust

Deloitte LLP

Exelon Corporation

Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust


Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Kraft Foods

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

McCormick Foundation

Northern Trust

Peoples Gas

PNC Bank

Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation

Polk Bros Foundation

Siragusa Foundation

State Farm

The Tawani Foundation


Vibern Foundation


Western Union Foundation