Inspiring Lives & Leadership: Campaign Quarterly April 2014
Quarterly communication sharing news, status and progress of Campaign.

Loras College Receives $50,000 William T. Lynch/Pella Corporation Scholarship
In recognition for his outstanding board service, the Pella Corporation Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Pella Rolscreen Foundation, agreed to fund the educational institution of his choice. Bill Lynch selected Loras College. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually for 10 years to a deserving Loras student.

Alum Supports Neuroscience Through Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign
Thanks to the generous $50,000 gift from Nicholas Stanek, M.D. (’84), and his wife Nita, of Dubuque, the College was able to acquire a mischief of mice and build a lab for the neuroscience program.

Loras College Receives Anonymous $1 Million Scholarship Donation
The estate contribution will establish a Loras College scholarship for students demonstrating financial need. The scholarship will be given to: foreign students; students who are immigrants; students who are children of first generation immigrants; or students majoring in a second language.

Loras College Receives Anonymous $103,000 Scholarship Donation
The donation was provided by the spouse of a late alumnus and will establish a scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need.

Inspiring Lives and Leadership:  The Loras Legacy Campaign Kicks Off
Loras College officially launched its largest fundraising campaign in the 175-year history of the institution.

More Campus News


Tom Tauke
Thomas J. Tauke (’72)
Former U.S. Congressman and
recently retired Executive Vice President at Verizon, is Past Chair of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign

  The time is right for all of our accomplished alumni, the local community and friends of Catholic higher education to financially support Loras College. Loras has positively influenced the lives of many of us. I believe we now have an obligation to provide future generations with the first-class Catholic and liberal arts experiences that Loras offers. Today’s Loras students will soon be the leaders in our Church and in the business, media, healthcare and public policy arenas. With the knowledge they gain and the values they acquire here at Loras, they can help make our ever-changing world a better place." 

Campaign Committee: Thomas Tauke (’72), Father John Schlegel (’66), Paul Breitbach (’60), William Lynch (’64), Arnie Honkamp (’62), Mary Finnegan, Theresa Hoffman (’81), Don Ulrich (’58)




  • Scholarships
  • Student aid
  • Faculty chairs
  • Lectureships, programs and projects
  • Faculty retention and recruitment
  • Technology, programs and services
  • The Loras Fund



Gifts to the Loras Fund provide immediate support for critical annual needs including student aid, expert faculty, technology resources and student services. This fund supports the innovative and resourceful programs that inspire our students to become better scholars, ethical leaders, more productive employees and engaged world citizens.