Report of Gifts 2013-2014

Thank you for a great year!

Dear Friends,

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.


Sincerely,

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.

Exploring
the Sciences

Twelve Hauber Summer Research Fellowships allowed students to work alongside faculty from each of Loyola's departments for the natural and applied sciences.

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Preparing Future Educators

Through fundraising, community engagement, and professional development, the School of Education offers programs to help students prepare for careers as teachers in urban communities.

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Gaining a Global Perspective

Since its launch in 2006, global studies has been an interdisciplinary major under the purview of the departments of economics, history, political science, and sociology, enabling students to study diverse cultures and global issues from a multitude of perspectives.

The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies brings high-caliber, thought-provoking leaders to campus, such as former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), who both visited in 2013.

And this year, thanks to generous gifts made to the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign, Loyola named Fabio Mendez, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, the first-ever Hanway Chair in Global Studies, a role in which he will oversee, develop, and expand the program.

Fabio Mendez, Ph.D., the first-ever Hanway Chair in Global Studies

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Learning
the Trade

Students have the rare opportunity to research and make recommendations on which stocks to trade in an effort to increase the value in a portion of Loyola's endowment funds.

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Partnering with Our Neighbors

The York Road Initiative is building partnerships dedicated to improving the quality of life for all persons living, working, and learning in the corridor.

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., joined Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in April to announce the award of a contract to a consulting team that will develop a blueprint of actions items for the improvement of the commercial corridor as the latest step in an effort that began two years ago with the formation of the York Corridor Collective.

Loyola held five major volunteer events this past academic year, including a Campus-Wide Community Building Day in March 2013, which took place at 12 sites in neighborhoods and along the York Road corridor. In addition, Rebuilding Together Baltimore, a local non-profit that provides free home repairs to low-income senior citizens and families with children, voted Mid-Govans as their 2013-2014 focus neighborhood.

Six murals are planned and being painted by community artists and neighbors to beautify the York Road corridor.

The Govanstowne Farmers' Market saw increases in average attendance, from 350 per market day in 2013 to 400 in 2014; vendor participation; and the number and dollar equivalent of benefits and food assistance programs accepted.

Community murals beautify York Road neighborhood

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Winning
Championships

Three Greyhounds athletics teams were named Patriot League Champions in 2014: men's and women's lacrosse and golf.

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Strengthening Our Jesuit Identity

The spiritual center of Loyola, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths—and at all stages of their faith development—to nurture their spiritual and personal growth as members of the Loyola community.

Retreats, educational programs, immersion trips, and other programs through the offices of Campus Ministry and Mission Integration help faculty incorporate Ignatian ideals into academic lessons while supporting faculty, students, and staff as they explore questions of faith and spirituality.

The Loyola Retreat Center located at Flintstone, Md.

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Expanding Knowledge & Extending Care

The Center for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Brain Injury will firmly establish the Loyola Clinical Centers as a national leader in brain injury and disorders assessment, prevention, and rehabilitation.

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Transforming the First-Year Experience

The 2013-14 school year marked the official inauguration of Messina, Loyola's interdisciplinary living learning experience for first-year students. The program expanded this year to encompass two-thirds of the freshman class, and by the 2015-16 school year, every first-year student will participate in Messina.

The program is gaining national recognition. This year Loyola was awarded a prestigious, extremely competitive Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support Messina. Loyola is one of only five universities and nine institutions in all to receive a $500,000 grant, the highest increment awarded.

The grant will fund a new faculty position in a humanities discipline, along with the development of programming that will be integrated in the Messina experience for first-year students.

Loyola wins $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support Messina

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Creating a Bright Future

98% of our 2013 graduates are employed or attending graduate school.

Because of your support, Loyola University Maryland has all this—and so much more—to celebrate from the past year. Thank you to each of our donors, listed here, for helping enhance the experience for our students. We invite you to help us to continue nurturing Bright Minds and Bold Hearts with a gift during the upcoming year.

Donor Lists