Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

This week’s Thanksgiving holiday offers a special opportunity to reflect on our many blessings and to be grateful for the gifts we have received. We are mindful of the impact that extended unemployment and financial insecurity have on many in our country and our world. Thanksgiving is an invitation to rededicate ourselves to using our gifts to promote a just society and to care in a unique way for the most vulnerable members of our communities.

I thank you for your many contributions to our mission of providing a transformative experience in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition for all our students. We are blessed with an enthusiastic and talented student body, and they, like us, are generously supported by our trustees, regents, alumni, benefactors, and friends in this important work.

I wish you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving holiday.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO, Loyola University Chicago