Loyola University Chicago

Giving to Loyola

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Thank you for making a difference by becoming a supporter of Loyola University Chicago.

By making your first gift to Loyola, you have joined an extraordinary community of supporters committed to advancing the University’s mission.

We count on your partnership every year to deliver premier academic programs and meaningful student experiences rooted in the Jesuit tradition. We are so grateful for the commitment you have made, and we hope you will continue to partner with us for many years to come.

Gifts to the University help support our strategic priorities and investments in Loyola’s future, which will continue to raise the University's national profile. Additionally, donor support helps the 96 percent of our students who rely on financial aid to have access to a Loyola education. Thank you for helping our students continue their journey as men and women for others.


The Damen Society, named after Arnold J. Damen, S.J., is comprised of leadership-level supporters who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to Loyola. Members of the Damen Society send clear messages, through their generous support, that this University is on the rise and possesses a tremendous opportunity to share its Jesuit ideals with a global audience.

Father Damen helped establish Holy Family Church, Chicago’s first Jesuit parish. His vision of a church, school, and college on the city’s Near West Side led to St. Ignatius College’s opening in 1870. In 1909, the college was rechartered as Loyola University Chicago. Father Damen’s steadfast work to create a visible Jesuit institution in Chicago is reflected directly in Loyola’s ongoing success. When you become a part of the Damen Society, you join a community of leaders who honor our Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and you help secure its Loyola’s future.


Becoming a Sustainer is easy, convenient, secure, and sustainable. Sustainers make ongoing credit or debit card gifts to Loyola on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Recurring giving provides dependable funding for schools and programs while minimizing fundraising costs so gifts can directly support Loyola students. Learn more.

Your annual gifts support the LUC Fund, the backbone of LUC private support. Annual gifts help us support top students and faculty, the heart of the University’s purpose. By establishing a personal tradition of annual giving, you help the University rise into the ranks of the nation’s competitive institutions. This rank keeps the brightest students in the state and attracts industry and higher paying jobs.