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Loyola University Chicago Announces $100 Million “Campaign for Quinlan”
Fundraising Campaign to Advance the University’s Quinlan School of Business
CHICAGO, March 16, 2015 – The Campaign for Quinlan, a $100 million fundraising campaign to benefit Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, was unveiled today. The campaign is the largest in the business school’s history.
The Quinlan School of Business is building momentum with a renewed focus and commitment to business education, research, and partnerships. Since 2012, numerous investors, including alumnus and former McDonald’s Chairman and CEO Michael Quinlan, who made a historic $40 million leadership gift, have come forward to advance Quinlan’s mission. These commitments have resulted in $70 million in new investments for the school. Now in its public phase, Quinlan looks to continue its growth and collaboration with the local and global business community through three campaign priority areas.
- The Schreiber Center: The 10-story, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in September 2015 will promote transparency, connectivity, and community, complementing Quinlan’s mission of preparing leaders who seek to do well and do good in business.
- Leadership Centers: Each of the six leadership centers at Quinlan serves as a locus where research, education, and the business community intersect, delivering increased business expertise and significant social change.
- Student Scholarships: Quinlan’s mission compels the school to make a top-tier business education accessible to students who will become effective, committed, and responsible leaders.
“We thank the many generous donors who have partnered with us in developing a business program that delivers a world-class education rooted in ethical leadership,” said Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola University Chicago. “The Campaign for Quinlan will enable us to provide students access to a transformative education that prepares business leaders who are committed to contributing in meaningful ways both to their clients and to society as a whole.”
Responding to the needs of the Chicago business community, Quinlan has doubled its research and analytics arm in recent years. The school now offers six centers and a lab that promote collaborations between students, faculty, and businesses to create partnerships and drive expertise. The lab focuses on financial services and business analytics; the centers specialize in supply chain management, social enterprise and responsibility, risk management, family business, international business, and financial and policy studies.
Through the work of these centers and the distinguished faculty within the school, Quinlan has established a number of important business partnerships. These partnerships have earned the school a seat at the table with civic and business leaders to exchange ideas about the issues facing our city, nation, and world. These partnerships also yield a very tangible benefit for our students—jobs with some of Chicagoland’s top employers, including Baxter International Inc., which is led by Chairman and CEO Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
“From my personal experience at Quinlan, and from hiring Quinlan students, I can tell you what distinguishes Quinlan from other business schools: Quinlan prepares leaders who are socially responsible and dedicated to applying their talents to a business career that makes a real difference for customers, employees, shareholders, and, importantly, society at large,” said Parkinson, a double Loyola alumnus, a generous Quinlan donor, and chairman of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees.
This fall, the Quinlan School of Business will move into the new Schreiber Center. To celebrate the opening, the school will host a September CEO summit and gala. The summit will also kick off the Quinlan Signature Event Series, a group of panel discussion events focused on today’s top business issues and the critical role of responsible leadership. The series will run through the 2015–16 academic year. More details will be available in the coming months.
The Schreiber Center is named in honor of alumnus John G. Schreiber, who along with his wife, Kathy, announced a $10 million gift to the school in March 2014.
“As I mentioned when I made the gift a year ago, this business school played a big part in my development as a student and in my business career,” said Schreiber. “Loyola has been an important part of my life and I encourage each Quinlan alum to reflect back on their time at the school and think about how their unique education led them to where they are today. I hope that reflection will lead others to pay it forward and give a new generation of students the access to a quality business school education.”
For more information on the Quinlan School of Business, visit LUC.edu/Quinlan. To make a gift to the school, visit LUC.edu/Quinlancampaign or call Joe Gregoire, vice dean for external relations, at 312.915.7294.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
About Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business
Focused on responsible leadership, the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education in the heart of downtown Chicago, with campuses and partnerships in Rome, Beijing, and Saigon–Ho Chi Minh City. The school houses six centers charged with producing research and enhancing connections to the global business community, including the Center for Risk Management, the Center for International Business, the Center for Financial and Policy Studies, the Family Business Center, the Supply and Value Chain Center, and the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility. Founded in 1922, the school was an early pioneer in Jesuit business education and is firmly grounded in ethics. The school is named for Michael R. Quinlan, a double Loyola alumnus. To learn more about Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, visit Twitter.com/LoyolaQuinlan, Facebook.com/LoyolaQuinlan, and LUC.edu/Quinlan.
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