On Saturday, May 7, approximately 400 members of the Loyola community gathered—in-person for the first time since 2019—for the 53rd Ramble, Love in Action. The evening raised over $1.3M for the Loyola Academy Tuition Assistance Program. The Ramble is Loyola's single largest fundraiser benefiting tuition assistance, and this year's theme, Love in Action, was a beautiful reminder of the work we do as partners in Jesuit education.
Guests left the black-tie at home for this year’s reimagined event, which began with Mass in the Chapel celebrated by Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ
. Following Mass was a beautiful reception in the West Gym including gourmet dining stations, cocktails, raffles, and a silent auction. At 8:00 p.m. began the spirited live auction and paddle raise, offering big ticket items such as lavish trips to Paris, Costa Rica and Napa, a highly coveted parking spot in Loyola Academy’s student parking lot and more to the highest bidders.
At the end of the live auction, Board of Trustees Chair Nancy E. Paridy
presented Fr. McGrath with a check for $500,000 to endow a scholarship in his name upon his departure at the end of the 2021–22 school year. The Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, Endowed Scholarship
honors the remarkable tenure of Fr. McGrath as Loyola Academy president.
Next, we were honored to have Rambler alumna Diana Phiri, RN '16 share her personal story
of how Loyola's Jesuit education has significantly impacted her journey.
Before the evening drew to a close, Vice President for Advancement Bob Miller
drew winners for the car raffle and 3rd annual tuition raffle. Congratulations to:
Patrick Tray ’89, winner of the car raffle sponsored by Patrick Cars: a two-year lease for a 2022 BMW 228i xDrive Grand Coup and one student parking permit for the 2022–23 academic calendar year OR a $250 gift card for gasoline
Rhodenna Gonzalez, third place prize in the 3rd annual tuition raffle: one parking permit for 2022-23 academic year or $1,000 cash
Jamila Martinez-Vandien, second place prize in the 3rd annual tuition raffle: half-year full tuition for one student for 2022-23 academic year or $5,000 cash
Melissa Lafferty, first place prize in the 3rd annual tuition raffle: one-year full tuition for one student for 2022-23 academic year or $10,000 cash
We are especially grateful to our talented volunteers and Ramble 2022 Leadership Committee: Stacy and Pat Fitzgerald P '23, '25; Jennifer and Pat Shea '83, P '16, '16, 25, '25; Monica and Larry Thuet P '16, '18, '22; and Amy and Bob Tierney '94, P '23. A special thanks to our Board of Trustees, the Advancement staff, auctioneer Jason Lamoreaux, Paramount Catering and Frost Production. Thank you, as well, to the hard-working volunteers who made Ramble 2022 possible. Your belief in our mission and support of our Tuition Assistance Program transform lives!
If you were not able to join us but would like to support tuition assistance at Loyola, please make a donation online now
. Your donation will go directly to support one of the 500+ students who are here at Loyola because of generous donors like you!