Loyola University Chicago

Wolf and Kettle Day

Generosity Week

What is Generosity Week?

Legend states that the Loyola family was so generous that after feeding family and soldiers, they had enough food to feed the animals. This act of giving is represented by the two wolves and kettle depicted on Loyola's shield. We celebrate this act of kindness through Wolf & Kettle day. Born from Wolf & Kettle Day 2011, in 2012, there was a week when the Loyola community gave thanks and showed our own generosity. 

Watch the history of the Wolf & Kettle video!

Each event featured in Generosity Week aimed to spread the message of giving with the entire Loyola University Chicago community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Every event included in Generosity Week, like balloons for faculty and staff donors, and the Rogers Park community outreach drive, served to share the message of generosity with each of these groups in a unique and meaningful way. 

In 2014, we are going back to our roots where it all began. We will be taking many of the events that were spread over the course of Generosity Week, and expanding Wolf and Kettle Day itself. We want to ensure that our message is as strong as possible. Focusing all the excitement and energy that was spread over a week on one day will showcase what celebrating generosity to the fullest looks like! We are so happy and thankful for everyone who came out to the Damen Student Center and Terry Student Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2015!

Check out these photos from Generosity Week 2013

Students writing Thank You cards to friends, family, and supporters of thier education

Thank you, Faculty and Staff Donors! Ballon Distribution

Wolf and Kettle Day, April 10th 2013

A student writing an electronic thank you to donors

Check out Photos from Generosity Week 2012!

Thank You, Faculty and Staff Donors! Balloon distribution, Monday, March 19th 2012


Faculty and Staff Donor Luncheon, Tuesday, March 20th 2012



Wolf and Kettle Day, Wednesday, March 21st 2012


Wolf and Kettle Day 2012 festivities in The Norville Center.

Wolf + Kettle Council members share the message of generosity with students.  

Free Trader Joes kettle corn was handed out to all those who stopped by the table. 

A student shows her appreciation by writing on the Thank You Donors' board.


Electronic thank yous were also recorded, in exchange for a plush mini version of LU Wolf.

LU Wolf excites the crowd before the unveiling of Los Lobos de Loyola.

Check out these awesome photos from Genreosity Week 2011

Check out these photos from the inagural Wolf and Kettle Day on March 1, 2011

Wolf & Kettle Day festivities in the Terry Student Center.

Students say “Thank You” to the generous donors.

LU Wolf poses with Wolf + Kettle Council in CFSU.

Students show their excitement for generosity.