Strong Ties Lead to Generous Gifts
If you want to meet one of Loyola Academy's biggest supporters, look no further than Don Pantle, Class of 1962. Don, who played football his freshman and sophomore years at LA before an injury ended his football career, follows Rambler football closely from his home in California. He was especially excited when the Ramblers took home the state championship last year.
Don's support of Loyola extends beyond football. He credits his LA education to his success studying electrical engineering at Purdue, receiving his double MBA from Stanford and his subsequent career in the just-emerging computer division of Hewlett Packard. To give back to the school that launched him in his career and life, Don has set up a scholarship, which he funded with appreciated stock. It is named in honor of his parents—his legendary father was both police chief and fire chief of Glencoe. Don has also chosen LA as a beneficiary of his charitable trust.
When asked why he decided to support LA in these special ways, Don says, "I am forever grateful to Loyola Academy for challenging me and helping me grow. I want to provide more capable students the opportunity to receive a quality education."
Don continues, "When I get notes of thanks from the students who receive the scholarship, it just makes me feel so good. I love rooting for these new Ramblers!"
We are forever grateful for Don's generosity and heart for Loyola Academy. If you are considering your Loyola legacy, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist you.