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Thank you for joining us last week for a new Loyola Academy tradition: our President's Week Celebration. More than 1,000 Loyola community members gathered for a showcase of Loyola events from New York City to Chicago. Indeed, we had a lot to celebrate.

You may have joined us for our celebration of the arts when we turned a hip West Loop venue into an amazing alumni and student art show or gathered with us at Gibson’s for lunch to hear a panel of Chicago sports experts discuss the role of athletics in building champions and leaders. Or maybe you joined us for our elegant President’s Dinner to celebrate with His Excellency Archbishop Blase Cupich as Father McGrath honored him with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth. Perhaps you laced up your shoes and ran or walked in our 5k Rambler Run for Someone benefiting the late Doc Aiello’s scholarship [View Results]. Or you may have been among the crowd at Father McGrath’s Family Mass for a Sunday morning of faith and friendship.

No matter which events you attended, the week truly offered something for each of us. On behalf of our students and Father McGrath, we are grateful for your generosity and for all the all ways that you continue to share the Loyola Academy mission.

View Video from the President's Dinner

Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ Speech         Archbishop Blase Cupich Speech

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All Souls Mass

Monday, November 2, 6:00 p.m.
Loyola Academy

Loyola President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, invites you to celebrate the hope of the rising Christ at Mass on the Feast of All Souls in the Loyola Academy Chapel.

An Evening of Artistic Expression

Wednesday, November 4, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Room 1520
301 N. Justine Street in Chicago

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience of visual and performing arts—complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—at Room 1520, a spacious and airy loft venue in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant West Loop arts district.

Online Registration has closed for the event. Please contact Sophie Streeter at or 847.920.2714 with last minute reservations or questions.

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Chicago Sports: Building Champions and Community

Thursday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Gibson's Steakhouse
1028 N. Rush Street in Chicago

Join your fellow Loyola community members for a luncheon and panel discussion at Gibson’s Steakhouse, where Chicago sports leaders will share their views on what it takes to inspire leadership while building champions and community through sports. Panelists include Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John F. McDonough, Northwestern University Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips and color commentator for Chicago Bulls radio broadcasts and former Chicago Bulls center for three NBA championship seasons Bill Wennington.

Online Registration has closed for the event. Please contact Dennis R. Stonequist '90 at or 847.920.2443 with last minute reservations or questions.

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58th Annual President’s Dinner

Friday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.
Chicago Hilton
720 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Join us as we celebrate our shared mission of Jesuit education and honor His Excellency Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth.

Online Registration has closed for the event. Please contact Sophie Streeter at or 847.920.2714 with last minute reservations or questions.

Rambler 5K Run for Someone

Sunday, November 8
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Run starts: 8:30 a.m.
Loyola Academy

Lace up your running shoes and join us in the Foley-O’Donnell Athletic Commons to run or walk for someone you love. Proceeds from the run will benefit the John D. Aiello Endowed Scholarship, which was established to honor the memory of legendary Loyola social studies teacher John D. “Jack” Aiello.

“The Doc Aiello scholarship will help support a student to receive a great Jesuit education at Loyola,” says Mike Monticello ‘85. “Doc made a real difference in my Loyola experience through both his humor and passion for education. He cared a lot and brought out the best in each of us.”

Online registration for this event has closed. But it's not too late to register! You can pay $30 at the door starting at 8 am on Sunday. See you there!

If you have any questions please contact Dennis R. Stonequist '90 at

President’s Family Mass

Sunday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.
Loyola Academy

As President’s Week comes to a close, join your fellow Loyola Academy community members for a morning of faith and friendship at our President’s Family Mass with Fr. McGrath.

Please join us. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Streeter at

On Friday, November 7th, our community gathered in celebration of Jesuit education and Loyola Academy at the 57th Annual President's Dinner! Guests filled the ballroom at the Hilton Chicago with Rev. Patrick McGrath, SJ to honor two outstanding men for others. President and CEO of Loyola University Chicago, Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, SJ, was awarded the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth and Mr. William T. O'Donnell Jr. '67 was given the Loyola Academy President's Medal for Distinguished Leadership and Service to Loyola Academy.

We are grateful to all who shared in the evening and hope that you enjoyed the dinner, dancing and great sense of community that filled the room on Friday night. If you couldn't be with us, please know that you were missed! A special thanks to our Donors and Underwriters to the 2014 President's Dinner. Your generosity helps to ensure that the mission of Loyola Academy lives on in the lives of our students.