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For 57 years, Loyola Academy’s president has hosted the annual President’s Dinner celebrating our mission to form young women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in the imitation of Jesus Christ. This year, Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, extends the festivities to a weeklong celebration of Rambler arts and sports and our faith community.  

  • 2015 President's Week
  • 2014 President's Dinner

An Evening of Artistic Expression

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6–9 p.m.

Stop by to experience Loyola student and alumni art on exhibit at Room 1520, an elegant, historic loft venue located in the heart of Chicago’s artistic West Loop. Includes cocktails and hor d’oeuvres.

Chicago Sports: Building Champions and Community

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Leaders in Chicago sports present a panel discussion on inspiring leadership and community through sports. Includes lunch at a venue TBD.

President’s Dinner

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6 p.m.

At Loyola Academy’s 58th annual President’s Dinner, we celebrate our mission and honor Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth. Chaired by Susan H. and Thomas E. Gordon and co-chaired by Margaret M. Fiorenza and Mark F. Santacrose ’77. Proceeds benefit our mission. Hilton Chicago. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.

The President’s Family Mass and Rambler 5k Run for Someone

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 10 a.m.

Celebrate Mass with Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, at 10 a.m. in the Loyola Chapel. After Mass, gather in the Foley-O’Donnell Athletic Commons to run or walk for someone you love. Proceeds from the run benefit the John D. Aiello Endowed Scholarship, named in memory of John D. “Jack” Aiello, a legendary Loyola Academy social studies teacher who lost his battle with cancer in 2010.

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.