Loras College to receive school-wide donation at Lincoln Elementary School


WHAT: Addie Dura, a second grader at Lincoln Elementary School, Dubuque, and a neighbor of the Loras College campus, was moved to help when saw the fire at Visitation Hall in March.  Over the next 14 days, Addie raised enough money to donate $500 in gift cards to help displaced students. Inspired by Addie, her entire school held a one-day, school-wide fundraiser and will present Loras a jar filled with $500 in cash and coin donations.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday during a school assembly.

WHERE: Lincoln Elementary School, 555 Nevada St., Dubuque, Iowa.

WHY: “It reaffirms how blessed we are to be a part of such a caring community, known for its generosity and love for our students,” Jim Collins, president of Loras College, said.


  • President Jim Collins will speak on behalf of Loras College.
  • Dewey Duhawk will greet and mingle with about 300 students.
  • Students and staff impacted by the fire will be available for interviews.
  • In appreciation, Loras College will present students with complimentary athletic passes for the 16-17 school year.

About Loras College
Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. According to the 2016 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, Loras College was named the 13th Best Regional College: Midwest. Visit www.loras.edu for more information.


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