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Scholarships, financial aid, building renovations, campus ministry, athletics … the opportunities to support Loras College are endless. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference.

Inspiring Lives & Leadership

$86.1 million and 20,568 donors strong.

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

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)
Inspiring Lives & Leadership

Catalyzing Personal Growth

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

Read about academic program support

The Loras Fund


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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Leaving a Legacy

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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Third-floor Keane Hall renovation dedicated
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Keane Hall was built in 1913 and since that time it has been home to not only an iconic residence hall, but also at…

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Duhawk Day again a success
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  We did it again, Duhawks! After successfully wrapping up the fourth annual Duhawk Day on May 19, Duhawks around the world CELEBRATED, UNITED…

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Loras College receives $1 million campaign commitment
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For Immediate Release DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College President Jim Collins announced today that David Holmberg, a 1972 graduate, intends to add $800,000 to…

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Loras College receives $53,600 grant for two-year internship
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a member of NCAA Division III and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), has received a $53,600 NCAA Division…

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Loras College receives $327,500 gifts, pledges from Gantz family
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DUBUQUE, Iowa —  Loras College President Jim Collins announced today that the college has received a $327,500 in the form of gifts and pledges…

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An Exceptional Experience
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It’s not uncommon for students to have to leave their hometown to attend college. Magdalena “Maggie” Saenz Ruiz (’16), however, traveled a lot farther…

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Loras Saved My Life!
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College has a way of transforming a young person’s life–a fact to which Robert Churchill, M.D. (’68) can attest. When Churchill attended Boylan Catholic…

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St. Joseph Hall of Science Sees Upgrades
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A few buildings north of Keane Hall, nestled among beautiful old oak trees, stands St. Joseph Hall of Science. With support from Harry W….

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Campaign Impact

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.

Campaign Impact

"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
563-588-7823 |

Joshua (Josh) Boots (’04)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
563-588-7329 |

Cayla M Baresel
Director of Annual Giving
563-588-7328 |

Amy Bess
Senior Development Officer
563-588-7969 |

Marcia Bierman
Executive Assistant
563-588-7240 |

Ann Cremer
Event and Stewardship Coordinator
563-588-7191 |

Dianne Gibson
Development Officer
563-588-7223 |

Rosemary Hopkins
Director of Advancement Services
563-588-7578 |

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

Debra Ochs
Advancement Services Coordinator
563-588-7171 |

Julie White
Data Entry & Gift Processing Specialist
563-588-7724 |

Valorie Woerdehoff (’82)
Director of Foundation and Government Support
563-588-7565 |

Bob Bierie (’65)
Development Assistant
563-588-7208 |

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.

Josh Boots