Loyola University Chicago

Baumhart Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub



The Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility promotes social business in the service of a just, humane, and sustainable world. 


The Center was established through an anonymous $5 million gift to build on the vision of Loyola’s longest-serving President, Raymond Baumhart, and his groundbreaking 1968 book An Honest Profit.

Aligned with Loyola’s strategic plan—which commits the University “to act more for transformative justice”—we support students and leaders seeking to leverage business ideas to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


Five values are core to all of our efforts at Baumhart.

We go to the frontiers of thought, asking critical questions and challenging current ways of doing business.

We embrace interdisciplinary learning and action, leveraging the skills and knowledge of all academic disciplines, community stakeholders, and sectors of our economy.

We seek diverse perspectives, knowing that our ideas are stronger when they reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and gender diversity of our world.

We believe in service to others and pro-actively seek opportunities to create social value for the greater good.

We are open-minded, embracing any idea that has the power to change the world.



The Baumhart Center is housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub on Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus.

Quinlan School of Business
Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Contact us

To partner with the Baumhart Center, contact us at BaumhartCenter@luc.edu or 312.915.6781.