Thank you for a great year!
As I walk the Evergreen campus during the year, I see the trees drop their leaves, catch the falling snow, and then bloom again in the spring. The growth I see in our students and in our community, however, is what inspires me the most.
Every year, your contributions to Loyola University Maryland make that positive transformation possible. Your gifts impact our students and faculty, the physical campus, and the educational experience we are able to offer to generations of bright minds and bold hearts.
As a supporter of our work at Loyola, you will be pleased to hear that the past year has given us much to celebrate. We started Messina, our nationally acclaimed living learning program for first-year students; we opened the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Alumni House, which I was gratified, astonished, and humbled to learn would bear my name; we added nearly 40 new scholarships, including one my family established in memory of my mother; we launched a $100 million comprehensive campaign to strengthen and position the University for the future—through which we have already raised $51 million as of the end of this past fiscal year.
Even as Loyola evolves, in many ways the University is the same as it always was—steadfast in its commitment to education of the whole person, creating men and women for others who learn, lead, and serve. I invite you to see how your gift has made an impact at Loyola over the past year.
As always, thank you for your extraordinary support of our students. God bless you.
Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.