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President Jim Collins (’84) has announced that the $100 million challenge goal has been exceeded! A total of $105,569,400 was raised with 22,420 individuals donating. Thank you! While the Campaign has laid a strong foundation for our students, many unmet needs still exist. Please help us continue to provide access to Catholic Higher Education.

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$105 million and 22,500 donors strong.

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of people like you, Loras College’s Inspiring Lives & Leadership campaign has been an unprecedented success.

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Embracing Learning.

“Financial support made an out-of-state private education an option for me.”

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Building a Stronger Loras.

“Ultimately, ethical decision-makers are people who are striving to be good.”

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A Bright Future.

“I would not be here without your support.”

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Catalyzing Personal Growth

“I love my field of research and sharing that excitement and knowledge with students.”

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Nearly 80% of Loras students relied on need-based financial aid last year.


Your gift helps 109 full-time professors and 40+ majors and minors.


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Loras Fund helps our 70+ clubs and organizations.


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Women’s Leadership Alliance awards first scholarship
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Loras College senior Michaela Dohleman received $1,200 DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college in Dubuque, and its Women’s Leadership…

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Loras College receives $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge
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Money will help fund estimated $1 million renovation to the Rock Bowl DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College has received a commitment from Paul and…

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Loras College announces new business school
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Francis J. Noonan School of Business, focusing on experiential learning, rooted in Catholic social teaching, to open fall 2018 DUBUQUE, Iowa — Already known for…

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October 2017 Campaign Quarterly: Same Focus. Goal Exceeded.
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Thank You! Examples of how the Inspiring Lives & Leadership Campaign is making a very real difference on campus.

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Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance establishes scholarship
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College and its Women’s Leadership Alliance announce the establishment of the Women’s Leadership Alliance Scholarship. The organization began raising funds for…

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Loras College ranked 13th Best Regional College: Midwest by U.S. News and World Report
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, has been named the 13th Best Regional College in the Midwest – a 12-state…

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Loras College officially raises nearly $106 million during largest fundraising effort
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, officially raised $105.6 million, surpassing its goal of $100 million, during its Inspiring Lives…

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Loras Garners National Accolades
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The Loras College community continues to receive recognition on a national scale. In just the last two months, the College was included in rankings…

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Campaign a Success: Final Total Exceeds Challenge Goal
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The Inspiring Lives & Leadership Campaign, with a challenge goal of $100 million, was officially completed on August 31, 2017. As of that date,…

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Loras College & Human Dignity: Informing minds, opening hearts and removing barriers
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The Loras College community desires to demonstrate strong moral leadership by making clear our position on diversity. Loras College condemns in the strongest terms the…

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All Campus News
Straight Talk from a Duhawk

Jocelyn “JP” Awe (’16) was a strength and conditioning coach intern at the University of Minnesota, where he trained all 17 University of Minnesota Division I teams, including Olympic-level athletes, and studied under different strength coaches. JP worked to connect with people and build relationships, learning how to motivate players to continue working hard. He also volunteered to work with different coaches and teams in order to get a complete experience.

Because JP’s internship was unpaid and away from campus, it was an opportunity that came with added cost. To help relieve the financial burden, the Loras College Dr. Scholl Internship Away program awarded JP a scholarship to make his internship possible.

Loras is establishing The Gateway Internship Fund to help more students take advantage of internships.

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"My internship really pushed me forward and I’ve grown a lot from it…becoming more well-rounded. "

Meet JP ('16)
Loras College Development Staff

Mike Doyle, J.D. (’91)
Vice President for Institutional Advancement | Treasurer
563.588.7823 |

Joshua (Josh) Boots (’04)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
563.588.7329 |

Cayla M (Baresel) Schneider
Director of Annual Giving
563.588.7328 |

Amy Bess
Senior Development Officer
563.588.7969 |

Bob Bierie (’65)
Development Assistant
563.588.7208 |

Marcia Bierman
Executive Assistant
563.588.7240 |

Courtney Cobb
Director of Advancement Services
563.588.7578 |

Ann Cremer
Event and Stewardship Coordinator
563.588.7191 |

Gretchen Fischer
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
563.588.4966 |

Msgr. Charles E Lang (’61)
Development Officer
773-399-0395 |

Debra Ochs
Advancement Services Coordinator
563.588.7171 |

Christopher (Chris) Steinbach
Development Officer
563.588.7987 |

Julie White
Data Entry & Gift Processing Specialist
563.588.7724 |

Valorie Woerdehoff (’82)
Director of Foundation and Government Support
563.588.7565 |

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