Annual Fund

Annual Fund:
Meeting Loyola’s immediate needs

Annual fund donations are crucial investments in Loyola that have a direct impact on the quality and range of experiences our students enjoy. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Loyola education, and gifts to the annual fund help make up the difference. Simply put, annual giving is essential to Loyola’s mission to provide students with an exceptional education.

ANNUAL
FUND GOAL
$22.885
MILLION
  • From renovating existing facilities to funding student health and wellness services, the annual fund supports a wide variety of campus initiatives.

    From renovating existing facilities to funding student health and wellness services, the annual fund supports a wide variety of campus initiatives.

  • Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Loyola education; a robust annual fund is essential to ensure the quality and range of experiences Loyola students deserve and expect.

    Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Loyola education; a robust annual fund is essential to ensure the quality and range of experiences Loyola students deserve and expect.

  • By funding our financial aid program, annual fund donations make the benefits of a Loyola education available to talented students with limited resources.

    By funding our financial aid program, annual fund donations make the benefits of a Loyola education available to talented students with limited resources.

How annual giving makes an impact

Annual fund donations play a critical role in funding a wide variety of campus initiatives at Loyola. These initiatives could include anything from providing financial aid for students with demonstrated need to supporting the renovation of an existing facility to funding student health and wellness services. These donations also provide funds for opportunities that arise over the course of the year—for example, the chance for a student to spend the summer conducting original scientific research.

The importance of operating funds

Giving to the annual fund enables Loyola to be responsive and provide funding on an as-needed basis for those programs most crucial to our community. It also helps us to participate in unforeseen opportunities, such as sending a student or faculty member to present at a research conference.

The annual fund is a way to participate in Bright Minds, Bold Hearts regardless of how much you can afford to contribute. Gifts of all amounts are important and appreciated.

Loyola seeks $22.885 million in operating funds over the course of our comprehensive campaign. This ambitious goal is achievable if all members of our community—alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff, and students—are willing to extend their generous support

Please consider making a special five-year gift to the annual fund in honor of the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign. Our fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31.

To make a gift or speak with a gift officer, contact Dianne Thompson, director of annual giving, at 410-617-2901 or dcthompson1@loyola.edu. You can also make a secure gift online.

See also answers to frequently asked questions about annual giving.

Your Gift, Your Impact

By making a gift to the Annual Fund today, you make an immediate, direct contribution to Loyola's annual operating budget. Annual Fund donations support a tremendous variety of programs crucial to today's Loyola. Learn more about all the ways your generosity is shaping Loyola today.

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