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President Jim Collins (’84) has announced that the $100 million goal has been exceeded! To be part of this historic effort in support of Loras students, faculty and staff, make your gift before August 31, 2017.

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Inspiring Lives & Leadership

$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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Inspiring Lives & Leadership

Embracing Learning.

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

Read about Kaitlin ('16)

Inspiring Lives & Leadership

Building a Stronger Loras.

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

Read about Faculty Chair Support
Inspiring Lives & Leadership

A Bright Future.

“I would not be here without your support.”

Read more from Amanda ('16)
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Catalyzing Personal Growth

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

Read about academic program support

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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.


Ensure our campus stays beautiful and safe, maintaining a supportive learning and living environment.


Loras Fund helps our 70+ clubs and organizations.


From the President’s Office to Advancement and Admission, your gift makes a big difference behind the scenes.


Our 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams, 560+ student-athletes, and 50+ coaches need your help to compete nationally.

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Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or after your lifetime, you can make a planned gift to Loras via a will, life insurance policy or trust that allows you to leave a legacy and help Loras College.

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Campaign News
Loras College surpasses $100 million campaign milestone
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DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, has surpassed its goal of $100 million in its Inspiring Lives & Leadership campaign….

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Double the Impact of Your Campaign Gift While Honoring Reverend Monsignor James Barta
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A liberal arts education is something much more than the cultivation of technological expertise. It is also the cultivation of that social sensitivity which…

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Loras College hosts fifth annual Duhawk Day May 18
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  DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host its fifth annual Duhawk Day on Thursday, May 18. The 24-hour event pays tribute to the College’s…

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1st Academic Affiliate to the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Since ISGC’s Founding
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What happened to the water on Mars? Can elements in nature help improve our machines? What can be done about pollutants in agricultural runoff?…

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For Bill Dougherty (’60), Giving to Loras is “An Obligation And A Privilege”
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Bill Dougherty, M.D., (’60) and his wife Sharon are enjoying their retirement, splitting their time between Moline, Ill. and Naples, Fla. Together, the couple…

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Opening a Gateway – Internships provide students “real world” experience
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Internships provide students career exploration and “real world” experience that sets them apart in a competitive job market. Students who intern complete college and…

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Classmates’ Service Inspires Grads to Support Today’s Students
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As Jim Murphy (’67) recalled it, an invitation from the Office of Development led five members of the class of 1967 (Jim Davis, Barry…

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Home of the Gubs (“By Gub!”), Loras Academy closed in 1959 when coeducational Wahlert Catholic High School opened its doors, enrolling the students from…

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Loras Featured at Soldier Field
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When five Chicago-area Catholic high schools (Marist, Brother Rice, St. Patrick, St. Rita and Mount Carmel) matched up to play their season openers on…

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Loras College receives $20,000 grant from McDonough Foundation
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For Immediate Release August 4, 2016 DUBUQUE, Iowa — Loras College, Iowa’s first college, has received a $20,000 grant from the James B. and…

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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 |

Questions? Let’s get in touch

If you have a question, then we have an answer. Please reach out to the phone number or email address below so our amazing staff may assist you.

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