This upcoming week (April 6-12), Loyola is celebrating its donors through Generosity Week, a week to recognize and honor those who help make a Loyola education possible.

Tuition only covers 74 percent of a student’s education; donors contribute the rest. Generosity Week serves as a way for the Loyola community to show its appreciation for these generous donors.

Throughout the week, students can stop by tables on campus to write thank you notes to donors, parents, and supporters. Tables will be set up at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.

Some of the highlights of Generosity Week fall on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday, April 10, marks the third annual Wolf + Kettle Day, a special celebration of the Ignatian heritage of giving. The Student Philanthropy Council will host tables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium of the new Damen Student Center and in the Terry Student Center at the Water Tower Campus. They will be handing out free kettle corn, coupon books for local businesses, and spreading the message of the wolf and the kettle. Additionally, from 10:15 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Student Philanthropy Council will host a study break pizza party on the east quad.

The Faculty and Staff Donor Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, Water Tower Campus, to celebrate those who work at Loyola and also contribute gifts to the University. The Student Philanthropy Council also delivers “Celebrate Generosity” balloons on Tuesday to staff and faculty donor offices to acknowledge their support.

On Friday April 12, seniors who donated a senior gift of $20.13 or more are invited to a Senior Donor Reception, featuring beer tastings, a photo booth, food, raffle tickets, and more. Senior gifts are a way for seniors to give back to the University and help the organizations and departments that helped form their Loyola experience.

In addition, all the Generosity Week events will be recorded and a video will be created to send to those in the Loyola community who are unable to attend the events. You can check out last year’s Generosity Week video here.

For a full list of Generosity Week events, please click here.