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President's Dinner

The 64th Annual Loyola Academy

President's Dinner

Friday, November 5, 2021

Join Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, at his final President’s Dinner as Loyola Academy’s eighth president, as he honors
The Dorothy M. and Edward J. Wehmer '72 Family
with the 2021 Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth

6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations catered by the legendary Gibson's Restaurant
Wintrust's Grand Banking Hall
231 South LaSalle Street in Chicago

Individual tickets will be available in September.

Don’t miss this multigenerational party and networking opportunity. If you are unable to join us but would like to donate to the Rev. Patrick E. McGrath Endowed Scholarship, please, click here.

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  • President's Dinner Past Chairs and Co-Chairs

    2021 Chairpersons:
    Terry and Peter Broccolo '74
    Pat and Angelo Bufalino
    Mardi and Pat Hackett Jr. '69
    Kathy and Jim Hickey '75
    Mary and Roger Hickey '79
    Hobie Murnane Jr. '75
    Kathy and John Schreiber '64
    Debbie and Quinn Stepan Jr. '78
    Suzanne and Bill Sullivan '72
    Rev. John J. Wall

    Thank you to our past Chairpersons for their leadership and guidance.
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COVID-19 Considerations

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  • Updates as of September 22, 2021

    Effective September 22, 2021, The Wintrust Building will require all event attendees to show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the event. In addition, event attendees must sign a risk and acknowledgment waiver upon arrival. Per the City of Chicago's August 30 mask mandate, masks must be worn in indoor settings, regardless of COVID vaccination status. Masks may be removed when actively eating/drinking while stationary.
  • Updates as of August 27, 2021

    Effective Monday, August 30, Governor J.B. Pritzker reinstated a mask mandate for the State of Illinois which requires masks must be worn in indoor settings, regardless of COVID vaccination status. Masks may be removed when actively eating/drinking while stationary.

    Upon arrival, guests will be required to sign a Wintrust Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver.

    The health and safety of our entire community is our top priority, and we will continue to align and adjust our guidelines in accordance with state and local authorities and The Wintrust Building.

    By attending the 2021 President's Dinner, you certify that:
    • I have not received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • I am not currently under an order of quarantine.
    • I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
    • I have not been in close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
    • I have not experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days, including fever or temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, extreme fatigue, moderate to severe headache, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory problems.

Additional Event Information

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  • Parking

    Valet parking is available for $25 per vehicle. Self-parking is available in the area.

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For additional information, please contact

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    Ms. Briana Wells 

    Director of Special and Philanthropic Events
    (847) 920-2714

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  • Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth

    Loyola Academy established the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award in 1963 to honor those who have provided distinguished service in the cause of youth. The award is named for Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ (1888–1955), who was an example of how one man, born more than a century ago, made a difference in the lives of many young people. Fr. Lord believed in young people, and he believed in ideas and in communication. He worked endlessly with the youth of his day and was regenerated by their vigor and their idealism.
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All proceeds will help transform lives by supporting the Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, Endowed Scholarship.

We are grateful to the following event sponsors for their generous support:

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