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Keeping the Dream of Loyola Academy Alive for Future Generations

Throughout Loyola’s history, many have made the important decision to leave a lasting legacy with a planned gift. Planned gifts represent a special dedication to Loyola Academy and ensure our continued success long into the future.

By setting aside a small niche in all your future giving, planned giving enables you to honor the impact Loyola Academy has made in your life. Whether you are a parent, alumnus/a, faculty member or friend of the Academy, you can share a priceless gift with future generations—the gift of a Jesuit education.

If you have any questions, please contact

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    Mrs. Bridget Snyders 

    Major Gifts Officer & Director of Planned Giving
    (847) 920-2719

Donor Stories

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  • A Legacy for Generations

    By James M. McMenamin, LA '68
    ,br /> My great grandmother, Frances Bridget Walsh McNamee, was widowed at the age of 40 with five young sons to raise. But she knew the worth of strong values and a good education. According to family lore, when she learned that the Jesuits were to open a new prep school on the grounds of Loyola University early in the 20th century, she held back sending my grandfather, Peter McNamee, to any other high school so that he could enroll in what she knew would be a superior Catholic institution of learning.
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  • Loyola Academy Changed My Life

    Responsibilty, discipline and care
    When L. Robert Pasquesi '62 became a Rambler, he knew his life would never be the same. "From the moment I stepped foot on campus, my eyes were opened to academics, responsibility, discipline and care for others," Bob shared.
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  • The Schneid Family (left to right): Katie '22, John Sr. '53, Colin '24 and John Jr. '86

    The Gift of Giving Back

    For John H. Scheid, Class of 1953, Loyola Academy not only provided him a great education, Loyola also provided a family that pushed him to be a better person.
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  • Rambler, Submariner, Inspiration

    Plato wrote, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” For Jim Baumstark, Class of 1960, his education at Loyola Academy put him on the path to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from Annapolis in 1964 and entered the Navy’s Submarine Service, where he served for 28 years on six nuclear submarines during the Cold War, serving as captain of two of them. He retired from the Navy in 1992, having attained the rank of Captain. He then became a successful professional in the power and utility industry.
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  • 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.
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  • A Final Gift and a Family Legacy

    The late William J. "Bill" Burns grew up on the Northwest Side of Chicago and was the second of six Irish children. He met the love of his life, Lois F. Eberle from the West Side of Chicago, during their high school years in the late 1940s. They would soon be crowned king and queen of their senior prom.
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  • We've Crushed the Pool!

    Our Crush the Pool Party on June 27 marked the end of an era—and the beginning of an exciting new chapter at Loyola Academy—as alumni, coaches, pool benefactors, parents and friends celebrated the kickoff demolition of our 1950s-era pool. Guests gathered to watch the south wall of the old pool come down as Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, proclaimed: “Our campus is undergoing a renaissance. Thank you for making this renaissance possible.
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  • Dr. Timothy G. Sassen: Go Ramblers!

    In a Loyola galaxy long ago and far, far away, there once was no Internet, no websites, no email or Twitter. In 1994, the universe that was Loyola Academy invited women into the student body. In 2004, a new athletic campus was “discovered” and developed into a top-notch sports complex and a living laboratory for science. Right around that time Dr. Timothy G. Sassen was commandeering a new enterprise into uncharted space, facilitating a cosmic change in Loyola communications: the Loyola Academy website.
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  • Dick Devine '61: Lifelong Connection Leads to Gift

    For Dick Devine, Loyola Academy helped guide the course of his life. “My years at Loyola were critical to how my life turned out,” reflected Devine ’61. “Not only did I receive a strong academic foundation that allowed me to succeed in college and law school, but Loyola also helped mold me to be a better person.”
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  • Bob Berner '49: A Family's Dedication to Catholic Education

    For Bob Berner Jr., Loyola Academy Class of 1949, a Catholic education is a family tradition. “My father attended Loyola High School in Baltimore. I went to Notre Dame before I went to law school. Then four of our five children attended Catholic universities,” Bob says.
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  • Hogan Heroes: Three generations of the Hogan family give back to Loyola

    The arts are alive and thriving at Loyola Academy, thanks to three generations of the Hogan family. More than 25 years ago, the Hogan brothers—Frank ’55, Jim ’56 and Mike ’64—with then president, Father Ray Callahan, created an award that would draw attention to the performing arts at Loyola Academy. Named after their parents, the Frank J. and Monica S. Hogan Performing Arts Award is awarded annually to a student who excels in theatrical performance and demonstrates leadership in the Loyola community.
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  • Joe Dahm: A Modern Man for All Season

    In the days of yore, Joe Dahm might have been known as a man of letters. He certainly has a few of them after his name, B.A., M.A., R.Y.T. (registered yoga teacher). He is a passionate science teacher, sailing instructor and summer service chaperone at Loyola. Joe is a man for others who has embarked on different pursuits with the noble purpose of giving more than he has received.
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  • Paul Boltz '61: Loyola Lessons Last a Lifetime

    Making a gift to Loyola Academy was an easy decision for me to make. My decision to establish a scholarship was prompted by the 50th reunion of the Class of '61 which led me to think back to my time at LA. They were great years for me because I learned a lot and had a lot of fun as well. I made friends for a lifetime and laid the foundation for the rest of my education at college and graduate school. From the Jesuits I also learned about self-sacrifice, devotion, and just plain hard work. My teachers were among the most impressive people I have ever met.
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  • Dan Peterson '79: A rambler Remembers His Roots

    Although Dan Peterson '79 has rambled the globe and lived in 3 countries on 3 continents, he has always returned home to the people, places and schools of his youth. After graduating from Loyola Academy, Peterson earned a BS at Drake University and an MBA at Kellogg, before helping to create ZS Associates, a global sales and marketing consultancy. His business afforded him the opportunity to live in England for 5 years and Tokyo for five more. ZS now has over 1500 employees in 19 offices in 11 countries.
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  • John Dwyer: Choosing Loyola

    When it came time to sell his printing company, John Dwyer chose Loyola Academy as the beneficiary of a Charitable Remainder Trust. John never attended Loyola Academy yet his impact on the school and the students will live on for generations to come.
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  • Dan Cotter '53: Jesuit-Educated, American Classic

    Dan Cotter's life reads like a 20th-century American classic: beginning in a small town in the Midwest during World War II, gaining depth and shape through his Jesuit education, cresting with leadership roles in the worlds of commerce and philanthropy and capped off with a well-considered memoir to guide his family and friends.
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  • Bob Tarjan '61: Loyola Academy Student, Teacher and Friend

    In the annals of Loyola Academy history, there are many alumni who will tell you that their lives were deeply affected by the gift that a Jesuit education bestowed on their young hearts and minds. One such man is Robert W. Tarjan from the Class of 1961.

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