Welcome from the President
Dear Loyola graduate,
Thank you for staying connected to your alma mater, the place that helped set you on the path to a successful life and that holds so many wonderful memories for you and your friends.
As you reflect on your own Loyola experience, I encourage you to consider how you can give back and make it possible for current and future students to have similar experiences. Here you’ll find descriptions of the opportunities for young alumni to give back to Loyola as well as links to information on how you can work with the office of alumni relations.
With your help, Loyola will continue to help young people learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.
God bless you.
Keep in mind that a gift of any size makes a real, lasting difference for your alma mater
. Your participation inspires others to give, and it also plays a role in how Loyola is ranked regionally and nationally, and in grants awarded to the University.
In 2012-2013, 14 percent of Loyola’s alumni gave, as compared to an average participation of 31 percent among schools in the Patriot League. Your gift means even more than the dollar amount you send. So consider how much your gift—of any size—matters to our students, faculty, and the entire Loyola community.
John Early Society Young Alumni Leadership Circle
The University recognizes with pleasure the generous support of young alumni who contribute leadership level gifts. For graduates of the past 15 years, John Early Society
membership may be attained with a minimum gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation. Matching gifts
may be used to qualify for gift society levels.
Class of 2013: $100
Class of 2012: $200
Class of 2011: $300
Class of 2010: $400
Class of 2009: $500
Class of 2008: $600
Class of 2007: $700
Class of 2006: $800
Class of 2005: $900
Class of 2004: $1,000
Class of 2003: $1,100
Class of 2002: $1,200
Class of 2001: $1,300
Class of 2000: $1,400
Class of 1999: $1,500
Why give: Young alumni testimony
After Ashley Bergmann graduated from Loyola with an accounting degree, she started working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she had interned as a student. She also began a two-year term on the University’s Board of Trustees, where she gained a new appreciation for the importance of giving to her alma mater. “It made me aware of the importance of being philanthropic and the need to give back to the University which has allowed me to do so much,”
said Bergmann, a John Early Society member who lives and works in Manhattan, N.Y. “Even when we are young alumni, our donations to Loyola make an impact and a difference for future students. To look back and see how your education helped you get to where you are today—especially with the core values that are instilled in you while on campus—it's important to give back so other students can have similar experiences going forward.”
Giving Myths Debunked
“Phonathon calls me nonstop, sometimes 5 times a night!”
Student callers make calls Monday through Thursday evenings from 6-9pm throughout the fall and spring semesters. They never call more than once per evening. If you do not wish to receive calls, simply answer your phone and let the student caller know.
“Loyola must make a ton of money from Bull and Oyster Roast.”
Bull and Oyster Roast is not a fundraising event and the ticket price covers only a portion of the cost. This special event is hosted by the office of alumni relations
and brings together recent alumni for a night of reminiscing on campus.
“Loyola doesn’t need my $25.”
Of the 9,038 donors who gave during the 2012-2013 academic year, 4,805 or 53 percent gave gifts under $100. These gifts add up to a tremendous amount of money that directly helps current and future Loyola students.
“I paid tuition, and that’s enough.”
It’s no doubt that a Loyola education is a significant investment that often requires sacrifice on the part of our students and their families. But because tuition only covers 75 percent of our costs, we rely on the generosity of our alumni and friends to provide current use support through the Evergreen Fund, financial aid, and scholarships. As was the case when you were a student, contributions, even if you feel they are small, help keep campus running today.
“Everyone else gives. I don’t need to.”
The focus of young alumni giving is on annual participation, not on gift size. In 2012-2013, 14 percent of Loyola’s alumni gave, as compared to an average participation of 31 percent among schools in the Patriot League. These statistics are important in determining Loyola’s regional and national rankings, so it’s important that each person gives.
If you have any further questions, please contact Julie Kolankiewicz ’05, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at 410-617-5289 or email@example.com