SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Thank you for supporting our students

Founders’ Dinner is Loyola’s signature fundraising event. This year, 800 guests attended a record-breaking event at the Skylight Board of Trade to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Arrupe College, Loyola’s innovative and successful two-year college for talented, first-generation students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

We were delighted to honor John and Kathy Schreiber with the Heart of Loyola Award and Lidia Bastianich and Mark Shriver with the Spirit of Arrupe Award.

Thanks to many generous friends and supporters of the University and Arrupe College who attended, we exceeded the original goal and raised more than $2.5 million, which will empower talented students to achieve their dreams. Proceeds from the evening will provide a foundation of support that is critical to our students’ success, and we’re just getting started.

We are pleased to announce that a generous family has offered to match the next $50,000 of donations to Arrupe College. You have the opportunity to help our students even more as we look to build on the excitement of the event and strive toward $3 million with the help of this match. Thank you for considering making a gift.

We invite you to attend an Arrupe or Loyola event soon and help spread the word about this impactful model that is expanding access to higher education.

Double your impact

A very generous family will match up to $50,000 in donations to Arrupe College.

Attend Paul Tough Event

Join us on October 21 for a conversation with best-selling author Paul Tough.

Watch videos from the event

Abigail Bautista (Arrupe College, Class of 2017) shares her powerful story of how Arrupe College helped her “make the impossible possible” and receives a special gift from Chicago native Joan Cusack.

The Arrupe College Difference
The Voice of Arrupe College
“Arrupe opens the door to the American dream for many low-income kids with little chance to participate.”
— John Schreiber
Monday, October 21, Water Tower Campus

Author Paul Tough to speak at Loyola

Learn more about Arrupe College and students featured in Paul Tough’s new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, during an intimate conversation with him and Arrupe’s dean, Rev. Steve Katsouros, S.J.RSVP now

“Not only was I the first woman in my family to graduate from college, but I graduated from Loyola with no debt!”
— Abigail Bautista; Arrupe College, Class of 2017; Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2019

Event sponsors and co-chairs

St. Ignatius Sponsors

▪ Ellen S. Alberding

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Sean O’Scannlain

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.

▪ Mr. and Mrs. John Schreiber

President’s Sponsors

▪ Mr. Donald E. Graham

▪ The Hank and Stark Families

▪ Roxanne and Rocco Martino

▪ The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

▪ Barbara Williams and Marty Perry with Kathy and Chris Perry

Event co-chairs

▪ Ellen S. Alberding

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kiley

▪ Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lynch with Wintrust Bank

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Sean O’Scannlain

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.

▪ Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Swanson with PNC

▪ Cherryl T. Thomas