Bright Minds, Bold Hearts, the theme of our campaign, is best exemplified through the impressive personal stories of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as our generous donors and volunteers.

In these pages, you’ll read tales of compassion, ingenuity, and generosity. You’ll discover research projects and collaborations—made possible by campaign and annual fund gifts—that break new academic ground and hold the promise of transforming lives in diverse and positive ways. You’ll learn about donors whose gifts make a Loyola education possible for deserving students and enable the University to design, sustain, and strengthen crucial learning opportunities.

Students attending lesson in kitchen

Blending Studio Art and Computer Science

At first glance it seems an unlikely pairing—taking a studio arts two-dimensional design class in the fall and then a computer science class in the spring. But that approach is what makes Messina, Loyola’s living learning program for first-year students, distinctive.

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Hudi Schorr

Giving Back

Hudi Schorr, a doctoral degree student in psychology, has pledged to support the Loyola Clinical Centers' area of greatest need. "I believe in the work that we are doing in the LCC. I wanted to join in the mission not simply as a student clinician, but as a board member and a donor."

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Steve Vintz

Creating Opportunity

Steve Vintz, '90, an accounting graduate, supports scholarship in the Sellinger School. He often thought of giving back in the context of retirement, but then asked himself, "Why wait to give when I can start to make a difference now?"

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Supporting Scholarship

Rudy DeSantis, '58, and his son, Robert, '85, established a DeSantis Family Scholarship to benefit the continuing Jesuit education of a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, where Rudy DeSantis volunteers.

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Community members painting murals

Beautifying York Road

Community members joined together to paint "Bmore Birds," a mural project along the York Road corridor. The project, which features birds native to Baltimore, both beautifies the area and educates people about the native birds.

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Coach McClure

Honoring a Coach

A new tennis facility, named for Coach Rick McClure, is slated to open in 2015 at Loyola's Ridley Athletic Complex. The anonymous $3.2 million gift covers the cost of the eight courts with lights, a locker room facility, spectator seating, and a parking lot.

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A community lifeline

Once a week, graduate students from Loyola’s speech-language pathology and audiology programs teach fitness classes at local senior centers. But instead of arm circles and leg lifts, the main exercises being done are brainteasers that flex cognitive skills such as memory and logical reasoning. 

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Student walking across campus with parents

Combining practicality and passion

“Loyola offers everything a parent could want for their child, in an environment that supports our daughter in her faith," says Cindy Lee (parent of Margaret Lee, '14). "That was key for us.”

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