Dear Members of the Loyola Community,
This week we gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving and to be especially mindful of, and thankful for, the many blessings we have received. This year—just a year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast of the U.S.—we remember and pray for all those who lost their lives and those who continue to suffer from the impacts of Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall in the Philippines and Vietnam on November 8. The Loyola Responds Committee has reached out to all members of our University community to seek contributions for the typhoon relief effort. Information on how you can contribute is available online at LUC.edu/responds.
Also at this time, the University’s Loyola Gives team and volunteers from across University departments are working hard to serve needy families in Chicago by raising funds and purchasing winter clothing and other items. Last year, 54 families (a total of 236 individual family members) benefitted from the donations raised through Loyola Gives. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of those in need in our city and our world. For more information on the Loyola Gives program, please visit LUC.edu/loyolagives.
Thank you for all you do to make a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition a reality for our students.
I wish you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO