Day of the Don

Day of the Don supporting Loyola Blakefield
Loyola Blakefield

About Day of the Don

We invite you to join us for our 7th annual Day of the Don, a giving challenge that directly supports all students and their Loyola Blakefield experience.

​Every Loyola Don benefits from dollars raised from this effort as the Loyola Fund bolsters co-curricular activities, inspires service and spiritual retreat offerings, and provides critical resources that keep Loyola accessible and affordable for our families.  We invite you to make a gift as we continue to build upon our foundation as a second home for past, present, and future Dons.
Join this effort with your gift on (or before) May 7th.


Raise $150,000 for Loyola Blakefield from over 500 benefactors.

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


Party Like It’s 1999

When we surpass 35 alumni donors prior to Day of the Don, Kirk Streckfus '99 and an anonymous classmate of his have agreed to leadership gifts totaling $3,500!

Alumni Lead the Way

When we surpass 84 donors, an anonymous alumnus from the class of 1984 has agreed to a $3,000 leadership level gift!

Knott Hall Lunch Special

When we exceed 50 benefactors between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, three Loyola families with current Dons, representing our 2025, 2026, 2027, and 2030 classes, have agreed to leadership level gifts totaling $10,000!  Thank you!

School Pickup

If we exceed 300 donors by 4:00pm, an anonymous alumnus from the class of 1978, and a Loyola family with 2003 and 2006 graduates have agreed to generous collective gifts totaling $6,000!

Live the Fourth

After exceeding $40,000, Michael Bankoski '66and an anonymous benefactor have agreed to leadership gifts totaling $6,000!

       Lacrosse Game Matching     

During our Varsity Lacrosse vs Calvert Hall, donations are matched four to one, up to $2,500!  Potentially unlocking up to $10,000!  This generous gift is made possible by an anonymous Loyola family with Dons who graduated in 1996, 2000, and 2004! 

       Race to the Finish!    

When we exceed $135,000 in donations, alumnus Bob Aumiller '66, an anonymous alumnus from the Class of 1986, and an anonymous friend of Loyola, have agreed to leadership level gifts totaling $7,000!


Alumni Giving    

The highest participating alumni class wins a happy hour prior to the 2024 Homecoming Bull Roast and will receive special name recognition in Knott Hall.  The runner-up alumni class will be given an exclusive, off-menu item at our inaugural Live the Fourth Alumni Giving Celebration on Thursday, June 6th.

Class of 2024 Graduation Package*

One lucky winner will receive four front row tickets to graduation.  *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 or more during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024) will receive an invitation to Loyola's Fall President's Reception to be held in October 2024.