Grad Gift History

Changing the face of Loyola one gift at a time

From streetcars to seals, and sculptures to scholarships, Loyola's graduating classes always find a special way to give back to their alma mater.

Graduating Class Gifts to the University 

Class of 2017 and 2018 - Graduate's Choice

The Classes of 2017 and 2018 wanted graduating students to have the flexibility to designate their gift to the program or department that meant the most each graduate. 

Class of 2016 - University Counseling and Havoc Constume 

The Class of 2016 directed their senior class donations to the University Counseling Center as well as a new costume for Havox. With the donations, the counseling center was able to use the funds where it was most needed.  

Class of 2015 - Scholarship 

The Class of 2015 raised money to create a scholarship for an incoming student of need. Throguh the donations a students was able to follow in the footsteps of the Class of 2015.

Class of 2014 - Cabra Hall Printing Station

The Class of 2014 raised money to purchase a new community printing station that was set up in Cabra Hall in the fall of 2014. This station was considered a critical need by the students in Cabra. The Class of 2014 reached their goal and helped the Loyola Community.

Class of 2013 - The Senior Class Gift Scholarship 
The Senior 2013 Class Scholarship was awarded to an incoming freshman who had a minimum grade point average of 3.0, demonstrated good citizenship and leadership ability, and exhibited financial need for tuition assistance. The purpose of the scholarship was to promote excellence in the field of undergraduate studies by offering incentives to talented students. 

Classes 2011 and 2012 - The Loyola Fund
The classes of 2011 and 2012 decided to donate money to the Loyola Fund.  The Loyola Fund allows Loyola’s leadership the resources to boldly pursue Loyola’s mission and lead the university into its second century.

Class of 2010 - Reference Boat, a Bedsole Sculpture for Monroe Library
The class of 2010 dedicated a sculpture to the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library as a remembrance of each student's time at the university.  "Reference Boat" was created using library reference materials and integrate numerous quotes submitted by the graduating seniors. The sculpture was designed by Raine Bedsole and is hung in library's Learning Commons.

Class of 2009 - Hurricane Katrina Memorial Sculpture
The 2009 Senior Class Gift is a functional art piece installed in the Sculpture Garden. The gift is an artistic memorial to the Class of 2009 as well as the colleges and universities that accepted Loyola students in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Class of 2008 - A Streetcar Named Inspire
The Class of 2008 donated a replica of a New Orleans streetcar displayed near Bobet Hall. This gift honors and commemorates the graduating class, and celebrates the return of Loyola's students and the streetcar to New Orleans.

Class of 2007 - All-Weather Clock
This French Quarter Howard Clock is a round-faced aluminum post clock that illuminates at night. While the clock is a functional art piece, the Class of 2007 also hopes it will serve as a Peace Quad meeting spot for future generations of students and as a reminder of the Class of 2007.

Class of 2006 - Hurricane Katrina Scholarship
In a show of compassion, the Class of 2006 raised more than $7,000 in support of student scholarships, financial aid, and faculty following Hurricane Katrina.

Classes of 2005 and 2004 - Cabra Fountain Restoration
The classes of 2004 and 2005 joined to fund the restoration of the historic fountain that adorns the center of Greenville Lawn. The fountain dates back to circa 1908 when St. Mary's Dominican College students lived in Greenville Hall. Students made wishes on the fountain with a coin toss, and at lunch students watched the goldfish swimming in the fountain.

Classes 2002 and 2003 - Jesuit Ideals Walkway
The walkway, a joint gift by the classes of 2002 and 2003, reminds all who walk campus of the Jesuit ideals of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (for the Greater Glory of God), Contemplation in Action, Academic Excellence, Educating the Whole Person, Care of the Person, Faith and Justice, Women and Men for Others, Interreligious Understanding, and Community in Diversity.

Class of 2001 - Loyola Seal Dedication
The class of 2001 gave a bronze replica of the Loyola Seal, located in the Palm Court, as a reminder of both the history of the Jesuits and the state of Louisiana.