Loras College has receives an irrevocable $175,000 estate pledge from Al (’69) and Martha Ruffalo
The contribution will establish the Al and Martha Ruffalo Entrepreneurship Fund which will support faculty scholarship and student project initiatives.
Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy Campaign Kicks Off
Loras College has officially launched its largest fundraising campaign in the 175-year history of the institution.
Loras College Benefits from $589,275 Bequest
Loras College has received an anonymous estate gift of $589,275 from a recently deceased alumnus. This generous benefactor was a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque for decades, lived a modest life and was the recipient of an inheritance. “He never thought his inherited windfall was his own,” says the executor of his estate, who also wishes to remain anonymous.
Loras Icon Makes Signature Gift to Inaugurate the 175th Anniversary Celebration
Former Loras President and life-long Duhawk, Monsignor Francis Friedl gifted $175,000 to the College--$1,000 for every year of the College’s existence.
IRA Law Permits Tax-Free Distributions to Loras Through December 2013
Donors who are age 70½ or older can make gifts to Loras and other charities directly from their IRAs without including the IRA withdrawal in their taxable income.
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A NOTE FROM THE CAMPAIGN CHAIR
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.”