Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


The Campaign for Quinlan

The Campaign for Quinlan

The Schreiber Center—set to open this fall on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus—will be the new home for the University’s Quinlan School of Business.

The Campaign for Quinlan, a $100 million fundraising campaign to benefit Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, was unveiled Monday, March 16. The campaign is the largest in the business school’s history.


• To make a gift, visit LUC.edu/Quinlan
or call Joe Gregoire, vice dean for external relations, at 312.915.7294.

Take a virtual tour of the new Schreiber Center, set to open in September.
Watch a video about Quinlan
 and its state-of-the-art programs.

The Quinlan School of Business is building momentum with a renewed focus and commitment to business education, research, and partnerships. Since 2012 numerous investors, including alumnus and former McDonald’s Chairman and CEO Michael Quinlan, who made a historic $40 million leadership gift, have come forward to advance Quinlan’s mission. These commitments have resulted in $70 million in new investments for the school. Now in its public phase, Quinlan looks to continue its growth and collaboration with the local and global business community through three campaign priority areas.

The Schreiber Center: The 10-story, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in September 2015 will promote transparency, connectivity, and community, complementing Quinlan’s mission of preparing leaders who seek to do well and do good in business.

Leadership Centers: Each of the six leadership centers at Quinlan serves as a place where research, education, and the business community intersect, delivering increased business expertise and significant social change.

Student Scholarships: Quinlan’s mission compels the school to make a top-tier business education accessible to students who will become effective, committed, and responsible leaders.

“We thank the many generous donors who have partnered with us in developing a business program that delivers a world-class education rooted in ethical leadership,” said Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola University Chicago. “The Campaign for Quinlan will enable us to provide students access to a transformative education that prepares business leaders who are committed to contributing in meaningful ways both to their clients and to society as a whole.”

Responding to the needs of the Chicago business community, Quinlan has doubled its research and analytics arm in recent years. The school now offers six centers and a lab that promote collaborations between students, faculty, and businesses to create partnerships and drive expertise. The lab focuses on financial services and business analytics; the centers specialize in supply chain management, social enterprise and responsibility, risk management, family business, international business, and financial and policy studies.

Through the work of these centers and the distinguished faculty within the school, Quinlan has established a number of important business partnerships. These partnerships have earned the school a seat at the table with civic and business leaders to exchange ideas about the issues facing our city, nation, and world. These partnerships also yield a very tangible benefit for our students—jobs with some of Chicagoland’s top employers, including Baxter International Inc., which is led by Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.

“From my personal experience at Quinlan, and from hiring Quinlan students, I can tell you what distinguishes Quinlan from other business schools: Quinlan prepares leaders who are socially responsible and dedicated to applying their talents to a business career that makes a real difference for customers, employees, shareholders, and, importantly, society at large,” said Parkinson, a double Loyola alumnus, a generous Quinlan donor, and chairman of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees.

This fall, the Quinlan School of Business will move into the new Schreiber Center. To celebrate the opening, the school will host a September CEO summit and gala. The summit also will kick off the Quinlan Signature Event Series, a group of panel discussions focused on today’s top business issues and the critical role of responsible leadership. The series will run through the 2015–16 academic year. More details will be available in the coming months.      

The Schreiber Center is named in honor of alumnus John G. Schreiber, who along with his wife, Kathy, announced a $10 million gift to the school in March 2014.

“As I mentioned when I made the gift a year ago, this business school played a big part in my development as a student and in my business career,” Schreiber said. “Loyola has been an important part of my life and I encourage each Quinlan alum to reflect back on their time at the school and think about how their unique education led them to where they are today. I hope that reflection will lead others to pay it forward and give a new generation of students the access to a quality business school education.”