News Detail
The Loyola House Jesuit community at the University of San Francisco
Jesuit Community Endows $3.35 Million to University of San Francisco

June 8, 2016 — The Loyola House Jesuit community at the University of San Francisco has made a $3.35 million gift to the school to advance the work of Jesuits in the university’s educational mission.

The newly established Jesuit Community Endowment will further the educational work of the Jesuits by supporting the development and recruitment of Jesuit teaching scholars, in addition to funding specific programs and projects that involve Jesuit leaders.

“This gift, from the spiritual community that is my home, is particularly meaningful at USF, where we are reinventing Jesuit education in a city that is inventing tomorrow,” said Jesuit Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, University of San Francisco president. “We are deeply appreciative of the Jesuit community’s support for our shared mission and history of changing the world through education.”

Jesuit Father John Koeplin, rector of the Loyola House Jesuit community, said the seeds of the gift began many years ago. A woman whose life was touched by the Jesuits left her estate to the Loyola House community, which encompasses Jesuits working at USF, St. Ignatius Parish and St. Agnes Parish. In consultation with the head of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Koeplin said, the community recently decided to support her desire to benefit Jesuits and education by giving the proceeds of the estate to USF.

The gift will allow USF to bring Jesuit scholars to the university and support projects and programs that further instill Ignatian values. In addition, $100,000 will go to the Lone Mountain Alumnae Scholarship, supporting graduate students in USF’s School of Education.

“We hope this sends a strong message that as Jesuits, we share not just our labor but our treasure to help the university graduate people who support our mission,” Fr. Koeplin said. “By seeing us do this, we hope other people will say, ‘As they are doing, so shall I.’”

Fr. Koeplin said he hopes the community’s gift will support the mission of educating future leaders who in turn have a positive impact on the social and economic well-being of hundreds of thousands of others. [Source: University of San Francisco]





Recent News

July 10, 2018 — St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has named alumnus Kevin Booth as the school’s next president, succeeding Jesuit Father Len Altilia.

July 3, 2018 — The project, headed by Fr. John Pungente, SJ, wraps up 40 years of conversation about modern media.

July 2, 2018 — The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 27 new priests in the United States, Canada and Haiti.

June 21, 2018 — Jesuit organizations denounce the Trump Administration’s “morally repugnant” policies and practices.

June 21, 2018 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

June 18, 2018 — Nearly 600 U.S. Catholic organizations declared that they are “still in” to support the Paris Agreement.

June 14, 2018 — Fr. Martin will speak on welcoming LGBT Catholics at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which runs from August 21-26.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 7/9/18

America 6/25/18

America 6/11/18



Campion Renewal Center
Campion Renewal Center, situated 20 miles west of Boston, is located in a peaceful setting that provides plenty of walking trails through the woods and fields.