Contributions from alumni, donors and benefactors have made Loyola Marymount University the respected, dynamic institution of higher education it is today. “Right Place. Right Time. The Campaign for LMU” enhanced the university in five key areas.
The Campaign By the Numbers
The university received individual gifts ranging from $1 to more than $57 million. No matter how large or small, everybody’s gift made an impact.
Letter from the President
President David W. Burcham reflects on a gift offered to a family with financial struggles that later was paid back to the university many times over.
St. Ignatius taught his followers the examen — the practice of reflecting on the events of the day to detect God’s presence. Although Ignatius intended it for individuals, the concept holds for institutions, too — at least those that genuinely care about their future, as Loyola Marymount does. LMU has just finished looking purposefully at itself, taking seriously the unprecedented challenges and opportunities before it, and confidently determining its way forward.
Conversation with Christopher Adachi, M.A. Student
Christopher Adachi is a composer and trumpet, piano and ukulele player. Born in Nanakuli, Hawaii, Adachi is pursuing his master’s degree in education at LMU through PLACE Corps — Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education. Students in this program live together in community, earn teaching credentials and teach in under-resourced schools affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was interviewed by Jeremy Rosenberg.
Conversation with Keith Ellison ’86, ’06, Head Athletic Trainer
Keith Ellison is assistant athletics director for sports medicine at LMU, where he has worked for 24 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1986, and a master’s in education with an emphasis in guidance counseling in 2006. In his 18 years as head trainer, he has seen LMU’s athletic programs swell to 22 varsity sports, with more than 450 student-athletes. He was interviewed by John Kissell.
Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M.
Four years after the LMU Campus Ministry Center was named for her and three years after her death, Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M., continues guiding the faithful, comforting the questioning and embracing those yearning for a deeper spirituality. Since the Peg Dolan,...
Ever Ancient, Ever New
One of the blessings of my life is that, as the director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, I’m surrounded by the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola every hour of every day. You, no doubt, have deep connections to Ignatius, too — perhaps more than you realize. Did you know that his wisdom extends not just to spiritual and educational formation, but to fundraising as well? He found it dignified and an act of faith. So, by financially supporting the Jesuit mission, you participated in a very noble act.
Thanks to a generous campaign donation, LMU now owns a full-size reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, hand-illuminated bible created since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago.
Kalin Talbott ’08
Like many freshmen, Kalin Talbott was undecided about her major during her first year at LMU until she discovered the ARTsmart program.
Mike Ricci ’59
Mike Ricci first arrived at Loyola (before the merger with Marymount College) after hitching a ride from the Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. “I’ll always look back at those years in time as a really great beginning,” Ricci says.
A member of the LMU Board of Trustees from 1993–98, Steven Hilton has been the president, then CEO and now chairman of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation since 1998.
Boot Camp for Scientists
As a Loyola engineering graduate and a longtime member of LMU’s Board of Regents, Tom Hynes ’59 has attended his fair share of commencement exercises, but next year will be the graduation of the first cohort of the ACCESS program that Hynes and his wife, Marlene, support financially.
Christopher Pearson ’06
LMU helped put Christopher Pearson ’06 on the path to leadership and public service.
Kevin Harter ’10
Kevin Harter ’10 works hard and plays hard. As LMU’s first Page Merit Scholar, he benefited from significant Campaign support.
Mary Kate Short, Junior
Swimmer, scholar, animator: Three elements of Mary Kate Short make LMU the perfect place for her. Gifts to the campaign made it possible.
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary strengthened their 44-year legacy of social justice and gospel values by funding three new programs during LMU’s campaign.
Upon This Rock
David S. DeVito knows money. He knows management. He knows civic and community values and virtues. And he very well knows Loyola Marymount University. All of this makes DeVito an ideal person to provide an update and analysis concerning an extremely important — and all too often overlooked or misunderstood — aspect of the university’s long-term financial health, the university’s endowment.
What distinguishes an LMU education from others and makes it unique? It’s all in the LMU experience. Here’s an example: holding in your hand a tile once owned by Pontius Pilate.