Loras College Receives $200,000 Scholarship Donation from David Holmberg
Loras College received a $200,000 cash donation from David Holmberg (’72) to establish the David J. Holmberg Science Scholarship, assisting students to pursue their STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education at the college. The 4 year renewal scholarship will be available to students who demonstrate significant financial need, with a preference given to female students.

Loras College Receives $79,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Grant
Loras College has recently been awarded a $79,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust grant. The grant funds will be used to renovate and equip a new kinesiology laboratory in the St. Joseph Hall of Science on campus. The Roy J. Carver Kinesiology Classroom and Laboratory project will transform an existing classroom into a modern student research facility serving students studying kinesiology, athletic training, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience and those preparing for careers in a pre-health profession.

Duhawks & Friends — THANK YOU for your support and spirit!
The second annual Duhawk Day was celebrated in 17 events across the country with more than 400 attendees and thousands of individuals participating through social media and informal gatherings.  In the 175 years of Loras history, there has never been a day which has generated this much spirit and ignited so many donations to support our students through the Loras Fund.

Loras College Receives $1.5 Million Donation from William and Kathleen Lynch
Loras College received a $1.5 million donation from William “Bill” (’64) and Kathleen Lynch, of Prospect Heights, Ill.,  toward the Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy campaign. The contribution is comprised of a $750,000 cash donation to help with the Keane Hall renovation effort and $750,000 in an irrevocable estate pledge that will go to the endowment.

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Tom Tauke
Thomas J. Tauke (’72)
Former U.S. Congressman and
recently retired Executive Vice President at Verizon, is Past Chair of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign

  The time is right for all of our accomplished alumni, the local community and friends of Catholic higher education to financially support Loras College. Loras has positively influenced the lives of many of us. I believe we now have an obligation to provide future generations with the first-class Catholic and liberal arts experiences that Loras offers. Today’s Loras students will soon be the leaders in our Church and in the business, media, healthcare and public policy arenas. With the knowledge they gain and the values they acquire here at Loras, they can help make our ever-changing world a better place." 

Campaign Committee: Thomas Tauke (’72), Father John Schlegel (’66), Paul Breitbach (’60), William Lynch (’64), Arnie Honkamp (’62), Mary Finnegan, Theresa Hoffman (’81), Don Ulrich (’58)




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Gifts to the Loras Fund provide immediate support for critical annual needs including student aid, expert faculty, technology resources and student services. This fund supports the innovative and resourceful programs that inspire our students to become better scholars, ethical leaders, more productive employees and engaged world citizens.