Loras College Receives $1.5 Million Donation from William and Kathleen Lynch
Loras College received a $1.5 million donation from William “Bill” (’64) and Kathleen Lynch, of Prospect Heights, Ill.,  toward the Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy campaign. The contribution is comprised of a $750,000 cash donation to help with the Keane Hall renovation effort and $750,000 in an irrevocable estate pledge that will go to the endowment.

Loras College Receives $75,000 in Donations from Archbishop Emeritus Daniel Kucera and the Rev. Msgr. Stanley Hayek
Loras College received a total of $75,000 in donations from two local clergymen toward the $75 million Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy campaign. Archbishop Emeritus Daniel Kucera has committed $50,000 to the general endowment and the Rev. Msgr. Stanley Hayek (’55) donated $25,000 to create the Hayek Scholarship for any student who demonstrates financial need.

$1 Million Loras College Donation Funds the Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership
Loras College receives a $1 million contribution from Andrew and Mary Pat Studdert toward to fund the Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership.

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

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.

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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.