Bright Minds, Bold Hearts

The Campaign for Loyola University Maryland

April 22, 2014

Consider the many people who have been integral to shaping Loyola’s past, present, and future, and you realize they have much in common.

A belief in the value of a Jesuit, Catholic education.

A deep love for an institution that has shaped generations to live, lead, and serve.

An ability to take risks and accept new challenges, while treasuring all that makes Loyola Loyola.

Bright minds. Bold hearts.

Travel back to any point in Loyola’s history, and you will discover bright visionaries and bold leaders. On these pages, you will encounter some of the individuals whose stories, as they are unfolding today, demonstrate the priorities of the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign. They also give a glimpse into all Loyola University Maryland can be in the future.

This $100 million comprehensive campaign will help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders tasked with solving the greatest challenges of our time. Bright Minds, Bold Hearts will give students the strongest possible foundation to meet the current and emerging demands of today’s society.

As you read these stories, you’ll see that Bright Minds, Bold Hearts doesn’t offer a shift in direction. The campaign will grow Loyola’s endowment, scholarship funds, faculty positions, and Messina, Loyola’s living learning program for first-year students.

This campaign represents an opportunity for our entire community to work together to bolster the University’s commitment to Jesuit ideals—academic excellence, intellectual openness, deep engagement in the world, ethical and spiritual development, and a commitment to social justice—principles that are as relevant today as they were 160 years ago when Loyola first opened its doors.

These stories—and this campaign—honor our traditions, celebrate our achievements, and help ensure our academic importance, social relevance, and financial strength well into the future.

This campaign will shape and strengthen the future of our beloved university, with the support of alumni, parents, and other friends of Loyola University Maryland—those who, indeed, have bright minds and bold hearts.

Inside Messina: Transforming Students One Course at a Time
Professors in the Messina Program share the effects the experience is having on students

‘Ultimately, you are a problem solver’
Associate Dean for the Natural and Applied Sciences Bahram Roughani explains why problem-solving is the universal college major

Loyola students continue to seek innovation in urban education
Senior brings Loyola students into national education conversation

A Neighborhood Partner
Loyola’s York Road Initiative works with area residents to bolster community

Building character and champions
Senior lacrosse player has found blend of sports, academics, and faith

‘I choose blessing’
Out of silence, stroke victim reclaims speech

Finding God in Small Things
As Loyola’s head sacristan, Jonathan Pennacchia devotes nearly 20 hours a week to campus liturgy

Learning the Trade: Student Applied Portfolio class and SELL
Students receive real-life experience managing endowment fund monies

Global Studies Program Opens Doors for Loyola Grad
When it comes to cross-cultural understanding and global skills, Ford credits his success to his Loyola degree

Promoting Jesuit Values
1949 graduate gives $1.5 million to support Loyola’s mission and ministry

The Gift of a Lifetime
$5 million gift will add scholarships, name Alumni House in honor of Loyola’s president

Remembering His Parents
$1.5 million pledge will make a Loyola education available to students who have financial need

Visit the campaign’s website for more stories and the latest news on various campaign priorities. Learn where and how your gift can make a difference.

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