The Giveback

The House That Pam Built

On Feb. 24, 2020, Greg Boyle, S.J., M.A. ’85, delivered the homily at the memorial service for Pam Rector, director of LMU’s Center for Service and Action. To a congregation that filled every seat and spilled out onto the steps…

Guarding the Guardians

With the U.S. onset of the COVID-19 crisis in early 2020, students who entered college while homeless or who had been in foster care were especially threatened. At LMU, some at-risk students had lost jobs, had no home to return…

Hank’s House

A statue of basketball legend Hank Gathers will pay tribute to an enduring and still vibrant legacy of a beloved member of the LMU community.


LMU’s 2019 Day of Giving, a one-day call for gifts, surpassed all expectations and raised hopes for even greater success next year.

Play to Win

Norma Provencio ’79 never wore an LMU D1 jersey as a student, but she played just about every intramural sport. Now she’s one of the Athletics Department’s biggest supporters.

Scholarship Initiative

LMU’s five-year Scholarship Initiative, launched in October 2012, successfully ended earlier this year by topping its $100 million goal by $3 million, a “record-setting achievement,” said President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

A Brash Bird’s Legacy

The LMU School of Film and Television received a $5 million donation from the Walter Lantz Foundation this past September that will dramatically alter the school’s ability to train students.

The Writers Room

Melissa Blake ’95 says she chose to attend LMU partly because of its screenwriting program, and she completed the program partly with financial help from a relative. Today, she and her husband, Roberto Orci, fund scholarships in the School of Film and Television screenwriting program that benefit two undergraduate students. SFTV grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in screenwriting for film and television. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter named the school one of the top 10 film schools in the United States.

Accounting for the Debt

Jim Hindman ’82, right, created the Alan H. Falcon Endowed Scholarship in Accounting to honor Alan Falcon, left, his former professor and mentor. Lauren Jyo, a junior accounting major, center, is this year’s scholarship recipient.