From our founder
“You are my inspiration, my very reason for being and forging ahead. So together, let us continue on behalf of each other and on behalf of all that the future holds for our beloved JFRC.” — John Felice (1923–2008), founder
The transformation continues
In 2009, with Loyola University Chicago’s purchase of the current property on Monte Mario, the John Felice Rome Center began charting a course for our future. Our 10-year plan was comprehensive and ambitious—transform the Rome Center and ensure the future of the program for generations to come.
The first phase of our transformation, Insieme per il futuro, created a strong foundation from which the JFRC can grow. Avanti!, the second phase, is a five-year endeavor to:
- Erect a new building on campus
- Support student scholarships
- Provide real-world experiences for students
- Grow our endowment through planned gifts
Our fundraising goal is $6 million. Avanti! will propel the JFRC to the next level and help us fully realize the dream of John Felice—to create the permanent home of the Rome Center, a place of life-changing opportunities for students and a source of great pride for alumni.
We invite you to support this world-class program and ensure its success for generations to come.