Recognition Societies

Recognition Societies

Learn more about Loyola's recognition societies:

  • John Early Society - recognizes those who support annually with gifts of $1,852 or more 
  • Jenkins Society - honors those who have named Loyola as a beneficiary of a gift from their estate 
  • Magis Society - honors individuals who have given $1 million or more cumulatively to Loyola 

John Early Society

Loyola’s leadership annual giving society, The John Early Society recognizes our alumni, parents, and friends who show their support annually with gifts of $1,852 or more. The John Early Society reflects the generosity of Loyola’s benefactors with the pride of the school’s founding in 1852.

The John Early Society giving levels:

  • John Early Society Benefactor: $25,000 or more
  • John Early Society Fellow: $10,000 to $24,999
  • John Early Society Associate: $5,000 to $9,999
  • John Early Society Founder: $1,852 to $4,999
  • John Early Society Young Alumni Circle: $100 to $1,500 (a minimum gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation).

As a John Early Society member, you will receive:

  • An invitation to an annual recognition event
  • Prominent recognition in the annual Report of Gifts 

Associates will receive all of the benefits above in addition to:

  • Invitations to privately-hosted receptions with Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J., President, and invitations to exclusive social events in regional areas
  • An Impact of Giving annual gift report

Fellows will receive all of the benefits above in addition to:

  • An invitation to a pre-reception with Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J. at the annual recognition event
  • A copy of the annual common text, which is read by all incoming students, and an invitation to a lecture by the author, if available

Benefactors will receive all of the benefits above in addition to:

  • The opportunity to travel every other year with members of the Loyola community on a unique excursion that will offer a personalized and historical experience; in addition to learning more about Loyola, there will also be opportunities to experience the region, its culture, and its connection to Loyola's mission.

John Early Young Alumni Leadership Circle

Graduates of the last 15 years are recognized with class-specific giving levels as John Early Young Alumni Leadership Circle members. Membership may be attained with a minimum gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation.

  • 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

As a John Early Society Young Alumni Leadership Circle member, you will receive:

  • An invitation to an annual recognition event
  • Prominent recognition in the annual Report of Gifts

Loyola's fiscal year runs from June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014.

For more information about the John Early Society, contact Jane C. Hogge, '83, assistant vice president for advancement, at jchogge@loyola.edu or 410-617-2131.

Jenkins Society

The Jenkins Society was established in 1983 to honor the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends who have named Loyola as the ultimate beneficiary of a gift through their estate plans. Planned giving is a vote of confidence in Loyola’s ability to sustain its rich tradition of achievement and a sign of support for the many generations of students who will discover Loyola in years to come. Visit http://loyola.plannedgiving.org/ to learn more.

Magis Society

Loyola's most prestigious giving society, the Magis Society recognizes those who, over their lifetime, have committed $1 million or more to Loyola and the Jesuit, Catholic ideals at the core of our institution. Magis Society members demonstrate the spirit of generosity, selflessness, and striving for excellence encompassed within the Ignatian term, Magis.