Matching Gift Companies

The following corporations have matched employee donations to Loyola. Contact your company’s business office or HR department for more information.


Capital, Endowment, And Special Gifts

A number of endowed scholarship and memorial funds have been created over the years.  Gifts made to these special funds raise endowment funds for faculty salaries, financial assistance, academic and athletic programs, student financial assistance and provide Loyola School with financial flexibility. 

The following is a list of currently active scholarships. Please contact Samantha Hanley for more information at or 646-346-8136. If you would like to make a gift in support of one of these funds please click here.

NEW: Thomas R. Jakelich ‘18 Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Thomas R. Jakelich ‘18 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his mother, Jeanine Sieja, and his family when he was taken from them and the Loyola Community in a tragic soccer accident on October 26, 2015.  In the spirit of their deep appreciation of Loyola’s personal contribution to Thomas and in an effort to keep his connection to the school alive, it is their desire is to have this scholarship grow to be an endowed fund. Ultimately, it will be awarded annually to a student who embodies the spirit and potential of Thomas the opportunity to feel as special as he did from day one at Loyola. Essentially,  allowing another student to flourish and grow at Loyola School. Click here to donate.

Rev. Thomas Ambrose, S.J. Scholarship Fund
The Rev. Ambrose Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Fr. Ambrose, who served at Loyola from 1952-1967. Fr. Ambrose passed away on November 13, 1997.

Michael J. Armstrong ’85 Scholarship Fund

The Michael J. Armstrong ’85 Scholarship Fund was established at Loyola School by Michael’s fiancée and family. The Scholarship honors all that Michael represented as a graduate of Loyola School, especially his magnificent capacity to be a man for others.

Rev. Vincent Butler, S.J. Fund
Loyola School has established the Rev. Vincent Butler, S.J. Fund to help support and promote our Speech and Arts Programs.  Fr. Butler passed away on February 8, 2012.

Edward Carlton Endowment Fund
The Carlton Fund was founded by Dorothy and Edward Carlton’s children, Thomas, Kenneth, and Diane, in honor of their father, Ed.

Sr. Nora Cronin, PBVM Fund
The Sr. Nora Cronin Fund was established in honor of Sr. Nora Cronin who died on March 3, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Sr. Nora was a pillar of strength for Loyola. Her dedication to our mission and students substantially raised the quality of education offered at Loyola. The Sr. Nora Cronin Library-Technology Center is dedicated to Sr. Nora, one of the School’s greatest educators.

Chapel Restoration Fund
Created in honor of the parents and grandparents of the Casella and Esposito Families

Rev. John Farrand, S.J. Scholarship Fund

The Rev. Farrand Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Fr. Farrand, who passed away on October 18, 2003. Fr. Farrand, a member of the Society of Jesus, gave two decades of service to Loyola School as a beloved teacher.

Michael Farrell Memorial Fund
Created in loving memory of Michael Farrell by his family.

Rev. James F. Fox, S.J. Excellence In Jesuit Education Endowment Fund
Rev. James F. Fox, S.J. was President of Loyola School from 1981-1995. He passed away on December 14, 2001. The Endowment Fund allows Loyola’s Faculty to participate in guided and/or directed Retreats in the Spiritual Exercises; Ignatian Pilgrimages; Jesuit Schools Network Ignatian Leadership Seminars; JSN colloquia and symposia; and workshops on Ignatian Pedagogy.

The Gretsch Endowment Fund

The Joseph Hanser Fund
Loyola School established The Joseph Hanser Fund in 2011 in memory of Joe Hanser, a beloved Loyola faculty member who dedicated 36 years as an educator.  He passed away on April 29, 2011 and the purpose of this fund is to help support the needs of the School’s science department.

Ignatian Philanthropic Council Fund

Established to help support a Loyola School student philanthropic club which will foster, within club members, a mature Christian response to identified charitable needs that are consistent with the School’s Jesuit mission.

The Suzette and Nick Katsouros Family Fund
Loyola School established The Suzette and Nick Katsouros Family Fund in 2011 in honor of Rev. Stephen Katsouros, S.J., Loyola’s President from 2002–2011, to help support the demonstrated emergency tuition needs and/or non-tuition costs of financial assistance families.

Wellington T. Mara ‘33 Christian Service Fund
Gifts directed to support the Brownbaggers and Christian Service Programs.

Victoria and Gregory ’64 McLaughlin Scholarship Fund
Established by Victoria and Gregory ’64 McLaughlin to support a talented student who, without assistance, could not afford a Loyola education.

Alexander F. Mezo ‘92 Scholarship Fund

Established in loving memory of Loyola alumnus Alexander F. Mezo ’92 who died on December 31, 1994.

Thomas A. Murphy Family Scholarship Fund
Established by the Murphy family to support a talented student who, without assistance, could not afford a Loyola education.

Rev. Eugene J. Prior, S.J. Scholarship Fund
The Fund was established in honor of Fr. Prior’s 80th birthday to help support talented students who could not otherwise afford a Loyola School education. The establishment of the Fund recognizes Fr. Prior’s commitment to all of Loyola’s students and the role he has had in their development. Fr. Prior passed away on July 24, 2007. Loyola School is profoundly grateful to Fr. Prior, once referred to as “the heart and soul of Loyola” for his dedicated service to the School.

McNamee Golf Outing

This past year Marie Scott McNamee ’77 and Jay McNamee ’77 sponsored their annual golf tournament in memory of Jay’s father, John V. McNamee, Sr.  The proceeds from this golf tournament, which surpassed $10,000, were once again generously donated to Loyola School.  We would like to thank the McNamee family for their continued dedication to Loyola and all those who participated in the tournament for their support.

Michael G. Santangelo ‘15 Memorial Fund

Established in loving memory of Loyola student Michael G. Santangelo ‘15.

Paddle Tennis Association

Located on Park Avenue in New York City, Loyola School’s paddle courts were constructed in 1977 and are home to one of the few private paddle clubs in Manhattan. The Loyola Associates is a coed membership group and is made up of players from beginners to the highly competitive level. Members of the Loyola Associates are given the opportunity to use the courts in the fall and winter on weekday evenings and weekends. Membership fees collected are used to maintain courts and support Loyola School’s Scholarship Fund. Loyola School’s paddle courts provide a unique opportunity to play a terrific sport while providing a platform to meet players of all ages and levels of ability.

2016-2017 Paddle Pre-Season: September 6th through October 2nd
2016-2017 Paddle Season: October 3rd through April 23rd

If you are interested in learning more about the Loyola Associates, please click the links below:

Information Sheet
Membership Prices
Rules & Regulations

For any questions contact Rose Dugan by phone at 646.346.8135 or by email at

See you on the courts!

Matching Gift Program

Matching gifts from corporations are a substantial and welcome way for donors to help Loyola obtain additional funds.  Matching gifts, directed for the same purpose as your gift, will be counted as a contribution over and above your personal gift or pledge payment helping to maximize your gift and the impact it will have on the students, faculty and programs at Loyola.

If you work at a matching gift company and want to multiply your gift to Loyola, please do the following:

  • Obtain a matching gift form from your company’s matching gift coordinator, who is usually located in your department/office of human resources.  Some companies offer this service on-line.
  • Complete and sign the form.
  • Enclose the form in the envelope with your gift to Loyola School.

The Advancement Office will verify the gift and form.  The form will then be returned to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to Loyola.  If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, please check with your human resource department.  If you have already sent in a gift, but forgot to complete a matching gift form, it’s not too late to send it in.  Simply send us your completed matching gift form along with the approximate date and amount of your gift and we’ll take it from there!

If you have any questions, please contact Advancement at or at 646-346-8133.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Loyola School!

Click to view companies that have matched donations to Loyola School

Benefit Gala

Thank you to our wonderful supporters and those who joined us at our 25th Annual Benefit Gala at the New York Athletic Club on May 12, 2017.  The event was a wonderful success, as Loyola School and the Benefit Gala Committee were happy to bring the event offsite for the first time in school history.  There were over 280 attendees at the event, which represents the largest crowd in five years.  The evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner, a $10,000 cash raffle prize, great live & silent auctions, a DJ, and plenty of dancing.  The fund-a-need supported Loyola’s new rooftop field project.  CLICK HERE if you are interested in supporting the project.

We look forward to celebrating the 26th Annual Benefit Gala next year.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Acciarito, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events at 646.346.8133 or

Click on the images below for pictures from previous Galas.


Capital & Endowment Giving

Above and beyond Loyola’s need for annual operating support is its need to plan and provide for the school’s long-term financial health and academic vitality. The operating budget does not address the need for increased endowment or significant facility improvements. Commitments to the Loyola’s endowment and capital project gift efforts will enable the School to address those needs. Capital and endowment donors are encouraged to make their gift decisions with the intention of maintaining or increasing their support of Annual Giving. To review the ways of giving to Loyola please click here—ways of giving.

If you have any questions about our capital and endowment giving program, including the Fr. Prior and Sr. Nora Cronin Funds and other named funds, please contact Advancement at or call 646-346-8133.

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund represent an important component of the school’s revenues each year, accounting for approximately ten percent of the operating budget. The actual cost of educating a student is more than tuition charged, and the Annual Fund helps to close that gap. Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit virtually every aspect of life at Loyola School. Examples of how Annual Giving funds are spent include faculty compensation, financial assistance, library acquisitions, laboratory supplies for science instruction and extracurricular activities equipment and supplies. To make a gift to the Annual Fund please click here—make a gift. To review the different ways of giving to Loyola please click here—ways of giving.

If you have any questions about supporting Loyola, or would like to speak about the Annual Fund please contact Ms. Maria Lopez-Ona at

Ways of Giving

You may give to Loyola in numerous ways, each of which provides the school financial support while enabling you to realize immediate tax savings and, in some cases, a larger income than before your contribution. Recent tax legislation may make one gift vehicle more advantageous to you than another. Please consult your tax advisor.

Gifts of Cash: A cash gift entitles you to a charitable deduction against income. The deduction must be taken in the year in which your gift is made. Cash gifts can be made as a one time contribution, or over several years as payments toward a pledge to Loyola School. If the amount of your gift exceeds 50% of your adjusted gross income, you may carry over the excess of your contribution for as many as five years.

Matching Gifts: Many companies match their employees’ contributions to independent schools. You must initiate the process to double or triple your gift through your place of employment.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities: A gift of appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, and none of the appreciation in the security is taxable to the donor. When you give securities, your federal income tax deduction is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income for the year in which you make the gift. You may, however, carry forward any excess amount as a charitable contribution for up to five years, subject to the 30% rule.

Planned Gifts: A life income gift allows you and/or a beneficiary to retain income from the assets donated, take a federal income tax deduction for a portion of the gift value (depending on the terms of the gift) while also eliminating the capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities or real estate. For more information on planned gifts please click here—planned giving information.

If you have any questions about the ways to give to Loyola, including stock transfer instructions, please contact Advancement at or 646.346.8133. Thank you.

Support Loyola

Thank you for taking the time to look through the Advancement Office pages of the Loyola School website. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful history of generous support from alumni, parents, and friends that helps ensure that students continue to learn in an environment that will foster their growth as leaders and most importantly ensure that we continue educating our students in the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others.

The following pages were designed to answer any question you may have about Loyola School’s fundraising efforts and alumni relations. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please do not hesitate to give the Advancement Office a call. Our contact information can be found on the Advancement Team listing.

At a glance, some of the funds and activities that you will find listed on these pages are:

The Annual Fund

Gifts made to the Annual Fund are unrestricted. They constitute a flexible resource that allows Loyola to meet the operational needs of the School, and help to support its strategic plan and mission. All gifts, whether large or small, benefit and sustain the vitality of the School. Your annual support helps to:

  • ensure that all students who are accepted to Loyola can attend;
  • provide a top-notch Jesuit education; and
  • demonstrate alumni and parent support of, and belief in, Loyola School today.

Capital and Endowment Giving

Certain gifts made to Loyola School help preserve and enhance the School community, whether in support of identified facilities needs or other physical space priorities, or in support of our faculty and student body. These gifts for capital and endowment purposes ensure the long-term programmatic strength of Loyola.

Planned Giving

Increasingly, alumni and parents are using planned gifts as a means to augment their outright giving to the School. Planned, or deferred gifts such as bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, etc., provide income to Loyola for many years into the future and may often involve tax benefits for donors.

Loyola’s Annual Auction

The Annual Benefit Auction is the principal fundraising event sponsored by the Parents’ Association and an opportunity for all members of the community to come together and share in a memorable evening. Each May, parents, alumni, alumni parents and friends of the school attend this special evening which includes a cocktail reception and dinner, multiple Silent Auction tables with hundreds of items to bid on, and an exciting Live Auction to cap off the evening.

On the following pages you will find a great deal more information about these funds and events as well as a great deal more. I hope that you will continue to explore the site and will take the opportunity to become involved in life at Loyola.

Thank you for your interest and support!