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Friday, November 3, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Loyola Academy's East Gym
Cocktail Attire
St. Ignatius understood that teaching was a powerful means to form the hearts and minds of those who in turn would influence many others. To prepare Ramblers for lives of faith, leadership and service, we must invest in the ongoing professional and spiritual growth and development of our faculty and staff.
Rev. Gregory J. Ostdiek, SJ, invites you to join him for this special event to celebrate Loyola Academy’s excellence in education by honoring several community members who have positively impacted our Rambler students.
Reduced pricing will be available for faculty, staff, and young alumni from the Classes of 2012 to 2019.
Proceeds support Loyola Academy’s teaching and educational initiatives. 

2023 Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth Honorees

These individuals, families, and foundations have positively impacted our Rambler students and were instrumental in the development of our STEAM resources and programs.

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  • Helen V. Brach Foundation

  • Karen and Gary Gardner P '11, '13

  • Louise V. and Robert J. Sanborn P '13, '13

  • Susanne M. and Timothy Sullivan P '07, '09, '12

  • Dr. Alan W. Yasko (RIP) P '11, '13. '15, '16

2023 Faculty and Staff Honorees

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  • 2023 Educator of the Year

    Ms. Haley Yanarella
    Teacher Science Department
    The Educator of the Year award recognizes a teacher for his or her outstanding contribution to the formation of students as voted by the senior class.
  • 2023 Fausone Medal

    Joan Dowdle
    Teacher O'Shaughnessy Program
    The Dumbach Scholars Honors Program annually presents the Fausone Medal, which recognizes one of our most inspirational students, Molly Fausone, a member of the Class of 2008. Despite a traumatic accident before her sophomore year, Molly excelled in the classroom, on sports teams, and as a key contributor to the Dumbach Scholars. The Fausone Medal winner is awarded to a member of our community who inspires us. Prior Fausone Medalists have inspired with their perseverance, their activism and their heroism.
  • 2023 Staff Excellence Award

    Mrs. Beth Stanton P'16, '18, '20, '22
    Administrative Assistant, Counseling Department
    The staff excellence award is awarded to a staff member who embodies the Jesuit ideals by being a woman or man for others, services as a role model for the Grad at Grad characteristics, and promotes the Jesuit identity so important to the culture of Loyola Academy.

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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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If you have any questions, please contact

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    Ms. Briana Wells 

    Director of Special and Philanthropic Events
    (847) 920-2714
  • Photo of Clarice Swanson

    Ms. Clarice Swanson 14

    Special Events Coordinator
    (847) 920-2636
We are grateful to the following event sponsors for their generous support:

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