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Society of the Shield

The Society of Shield honors and recognizes alumni, friends, and parents who have generously supported Loyola University Chicago through their estate plans or a deferred gift. Legacy gifts support critical areas of need at Loyola: student scholarships, faculty research, and programs that keep our campus vibrant and exciting.

How to give

Learn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and even life income.

Charitable gift annuity
Charitable remainder unitrust
Charitable remainder annuity trust
Charitable lead trust
Bargain sale
Retained life estate
IRA rollover

Membership benefits

To show our gratitude, the names of Loyola’s Society of the Shield members are periodically listed in University publications, including the annual Honor Roll.

Several times each year, members of the Society of the Shield are invited to a variety of sponsored events at Loyola. Visit the Society of the Shield Member Events section for information about past and future member events.

Are you already a member?
Have you included Loyola University Chicago in your estate plans? Let the Office of Gift Planning know today so that we may send your membership welcome packet and include you in this special group of over 600 members.

If you have included Loyola University Chicago in your estate plans but have not made the University aware of your generosity, please fill out a letter of intent and return it to the Office of Gift Planning. Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 800.424.1513, 312.915.7641, or by e-mail at

Society of the Shield member events


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