Loyola’s largest-ever capital campaign
Building on 138 years of academic excellence and commitment to heath care in Chicago, on September 20, alumni and friends will celebrate the public launch of Loyola University Chicagoâs half-billion-dollar fundraising campaign at an kick-off event on Loyolaâs Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago.
The campaign, "Partner: The Campaign for the Future of Loyola," will support both the University (LUC) and the Health System (LUHS) and is the largest in Loyolaâs history. It aims to raise much-needed funding for endowments, scholarships, research, patient care, and facilitiesâtop priorities at LUC and LUHS. More than $250 million has already been collected toward the $500 million goal.
"We are leading the University and the Health System to a new destination that can only be reached through great partnerships. This Campaign for the Future of Loyola is for our students, patients, researchers, and teachers; it is for all of these people, and for those who will come after them," says Loyola President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Health System are widely respected for their superior academics and health care, as well as for their deep roots in the community. Loyolaâs Stritch School of Medicine is the only Catholic medical school in the country that has a health system in its organization. Loyola University Chicago is the largest Jesuit Catholic research University in the nation. With an alumni base of 120, 000, Loyola is inextricably connected to Chicago. This campaign will deepen that connection and build on the momentum of Loyolaâs recent renaissance in growth and development.
"We just unveiled an ambitious strategic plan that will set our course in patient care, research, and the education of health-care professionals for the next 10 years," says Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, president and CEO of LUHS. "We are at a pivotal time in our health systemâs history. Partnering with our benefactors will be critical to this endeavor."
Fr. Garanzini continues, "Educating tomorrowâs leaders, serving the underprivileged, and discovering cures to illness is all possible through our partnership with our alumni and friends."