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

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

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

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STUDENT LIFE
Loras Fund helps our 70+ clubs and organizations.

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

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ATHLETICS
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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Graduate Sees Supporting Loras as a Way to Give Back
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Jacob Peterson (’18) Inside Sales Rep for the Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer) Denver, Colorado Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Business Analytics…

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Renovations Will Create Grand Entry to Keane Hall
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A regret turned into one of the best decisions Bobbi (Head) Earles (’88) ever made. Earles, executive director of alumni communications, has worked at…

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Loras College receives $500,000 to establish charitable gift annuity
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LORAS’ RUN FOR THE ROSES WINS BIG! Loras tallied more than $320,000 in support!
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Women’s Leadership Alliance awards first scholarship
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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 | mike.doyle@loras.edu

Joshua (Josh) Boots (’04)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
563.588.7329 | joshua.boots@loras.edu

Cayla M Schneider
Director of Annual Giving
563.588.7328 | cayla.Schneider@loras.edu

Amy Bess
Senior Development Officer
563.588.7969 | amy.bess@loras.edu

Bob Bierie (’65)
Development Assistant
563.588.7208 | bob.bierie@loras.edu

Marcia Bierman
Executive Assistant
563.588.7240 | marcia.bierman@loras.edu

Courtney Cobb
Director of Advancement Services
563.588.7578 | courtney.cobb@loras.edu

Ann Cremer
Event and Stewardship Coordinator
563.588.7191 | ann.cremer@loras.edu

Debra Ochs
Advancement Services Coordinator
563.588.7171 | debra.ochs@loras.edu

Patrick Reidy (’79)
Development Officer
563.588.7223 | patrick.reidy@loras.edu

Christopher (Chris) Steinbach
Development Officer
563.588.7987 | christopher.steinbach@loras.edu

Valorie Woerdehoff (’82)
Director of Foundation and Government Support
563.588.7565 | valorie.woerdehoff@loras.edu

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
Joshua.Boots@loras.edu
563.588.7329
800.245.6727