Loyola University Chicago

Giving to Loyola

Damen Society

The Damen Society recognizes alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff who advance Loyola through personal, annual gifts of $1,000 or more to any area of the University. Arnold Damen, S.J., (pictured left) was the founder and first president of St. Ignatius College, now known as Loyola University Chicago. Today, Loyola continues to carry on Father Damen's vision to unite a diverse student body for one common goal: preparing people to lead extraordinary lives.  The generous contributions made by Damen Society members provide the University with essential funds and establish a high standard of giving to propel the University forward.

Damen Society Challenge

Thank you to our alumni and friends who participated in the Damen Society Challenge! In the 2016-2017 academic year, we challenged our current Damen Society members to encourage their fellow alumni and friends to support Loyola University Chicago and join the Damen Society.  

Our community stepped up to the challenge and exceeded this goal – over 467 individuals joined the Damen Society last year!  

We are immensely grateful to both our long-standing and new Damen Society members for their investment in Loyola’s students and mission. Their commitment strengthens our community, increases scholarship support for our talented students, and provides the necessary resources to continue to offer a transformative educational experience.

Damen Society levels of support

We recognize members at the levels of support listed below, named in honor of former Loyola presidents. Click on each name for a photo and brief bio of each former leader of Loyola University Chicago.

Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J.

$50,000 or more

James F. Maguire, S.J.

$25,000 to $49,999

James T. Hussey, S.J.

$10,000 to $24,999

Samuel K. Wilson, S.J.

$5,000 to $9,999

Henry J. Dumbach, S.J.

$2,500 to $4,999

Arnold J. Damen, S.J.

$1,000 to $2,499

Damen Society GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)

$250 to $999

Not yet a member of the Damen Society? Make your gift online today! You may also contact the Damen Society Office at 312.915.7692 or damensociety@LUC.edu.