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Audrey G. Ratner Endowments

Created with the intention of supporting bright, service-oriented students who are called to act, the Audrey G. Ratner Endowments are the result of a generous gift in honor of Audrey G. Ratner (BSEd ’78), mother of Jennifer N. Pritzker (BA ’79), Founder & President of the TAWANI Foundation. The TAWANI Foundation's commitment includes $3.5 million gift and a challenge to the Loyola community. All gifts in support of the Ratner Endowed Funds made through 2025 will be matched dollar for dollar by the foundation, up to $3.5 million.

Your gift could have twice the impact if you donate to support any of these priority areas below.

The Future Teachers Scholarship is motivating me and driving me to be successful in my work in the education program here at Loyola

The Endowment for Future Teachers Scholarships

The Future Teachers Scholarship Endowment supports undergraduate and graduate students as they evolve into future educators while gaining experience in their field and greater professional fulfillment. Your gift, matched up to $1 million, will support undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students pursuing a career in education.

The Future Teachers Scholarship supported 16 students for the 2021-22 academic year, including Audrey Selander.

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The Endowment for ROTC Scholarships and Stipends

The Endowment for ROTC Scholarships and Stipends

Loyola University Chicago Army ROTC is one of the nation's most sought-after Reserve Officer's Training Corps programs. $1 million is available in this match, and your gift will help fund scholarships for active cadets training at Loyola.

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I would like to say how thankful I am for receiving the Ratner Endowment Veterans Scholarship.

The Endowment for Veterans Scholarship and Stipends

The Office of Military Veteran Student Services helps veterans make the successful transition from military service to college life and beyond. Your gift will fund scholarships and residential support to student veterans and will be matched up to $1 million.

The Veterans Scholarship/Stipend Endowment supported 3 students for the 2021-22 academic year, including Jonathan Yacoubian.

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As a research assistant, I liked playing a role in the community engagement.

The Endowment for the President’s Innovation Fund

Innovation is critical to the future of Loyola University Chicago. Distributions from this endowed fund provided preliminary funding for new or innovative projects or programs at the discretion of the President. Your gift, matched up to $500,000, will ensure we can continue to prepare our students to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

In 2021, the President’s Innovation Fund supported the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola (CERCL). As part of this project, Loyola MD/MPH students Tayler Garis and Anastazia (Stazi) Prostas worked with communities impacted by COVID in 2021.

It also funded the launch of the Center of Black Student Excellence and the Brothers for Excellence Mentorship Program. Brothers for Excellence (B4E) is a yearlong mentorship program designed for first-year undergraduate and transfer students that identify as Mxn* of Color.

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Created with the intention of supporting bright, service-oriented students who are called to act, the Audrey G. Ratner Endowments are the result of a generous gift in honor of Audrey G. Ratner (BSEd ’78), mother of Jennifer N. Pritzker (BA ’79), Founder & President of the TAWANI Foundation. The TAWANI Foundation's commitment includes $3.5 million gift and a challenge to the Loyola community. All gifts in support of the Ratner Endowed Funds made through 2025 will be matched dollar for dollar by the foundation, up to $3.5 million.

Your gift could have twice the impact if you donate to support any of these priority areas below.