Day of the Don supporting Loyola Blakefield
Loyola Blakefield

About Day of the Don (2022)

We invite you to join us for our Fifth Annual Day of the Don, a 24-hour giving challenge that directly supports our students and their Loyola Blakefield experience.

Whether it's our state-of-the-art facilities, our world-class teachers, or our one-of-a-kind academic, co-curricular, athletic, and spiritual formation programming, our campus has served as a second home to more than 15,000 young men over the years. From sunrise to sunset, you will find Dons throughout campus following inspiration, collaborating, and serving others as St. Ignatius called us all to do.

We are proud to partner with families in helping so many young men find their voice by providing them with the space and resources to ignite their passions. We are also overjoyed when alumni return to campus and recount stories of their days here with their Loyola family—often referring to their classmates as brothers and former teachers and coaches as mentors.

This year, we invite you to make a gift on May 10th to show your support as we continue to build upon our foundation as a second home for past, present, and future Dons.


$75,000 for the Loyola Fund from over 300 supporters in 24 hours.

Learn more about the impact you can have through the Loyola Fund by clicking here.


Class Giving Challenge

The alumni class with the most donors during Day of the Don will win a private happy hour prior to the 2022 Bull Roast and receive special name recognition in Knott Hall.

Kickoff Challenge
When we collectively raise $10,000, a generous supporter has agreed to make a $4,000 contribution.

School's Out Challenge
If we raise over $50,000 by 3:00 p.m., several generous supporters have agreed to make a collective gift of $11,000.


Grand Prize Baltimore Package
Made possible through the generosity of WBAL-TV President & General Manager Dan Joerres, P '19, '22, and Jimmy's Famous Seafood owners John '01 & Tony Minadakis '04, one winner will receive four Baltimore Orioles tickets (third row behind home plate) to the July 25 game against the Tampa Bay Rays AND a crab cake dinner from Jimmy's Famous Seafood redeemable at any time.

U.S. Open Tennis Championships Package*
Made possible through the generosity of Brian Jones '78, one winner will receive two tickets to the U.S. Tennis Open for a single evening during the first week of the tournament. Seats are located in the lower bowl of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

*Anyone who wishes to be entered into this raffle must check the appropriate box on the giving form. One entry per household.

Class of 2022 Graduation Package*
Two winners will each receive five front row tickets to graduation.

*Minimum $50 donation for an entry. Must indicate Class of 2022 parent on the giving form. One entry per household.

Class of 2024 Junior Ring Package*
One winner will receive a class ring for their son during their junior year ($400 value).

*Minimum $50 donation for an entry. Must indicate Class of 2024 parent on the giving form. One entry per household.

President's Club Level and Reception
All those who cumulatively give $1,500 over the past 12 months are invited to the President's Club Spring Reception the evening of Saturday, May 14th. More details here.


Your support impacts our Dons in some of the following ways:

Average amount of financial aid a student needs to be able to attend Loyola for a year.

Microsoft Surface Tablet for a student for four years.

Week-long summer service trip for one student.

Registration for a student to attend the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

For one student to attend the Kairos Retreat.

Tools for the new Engineering Lab in St. Ignatius Hall.


Starts at:  May 9, 2022 11:00 PM
Ends at:  May 10, 2022 11:00 PM