St. John’s University is always pleased to show it’s
appreciation to its most generous alumni and friends, particularly
the members of The Loughlin Society. As of the end of the 2011
fiscal year, membership in The Loughlin Society had increased to
1,974 donors, who contributed a total of $6,260,600.
The Loughlin Society Winter Reception, held at New York City’s
historic Pierre Hotel, St. John’s President Rev. Donald J.
Harrington, C.M. expressed his personal gratitude for the
exceptional support that allows the University to flourish year
after year. He noted that U.S. News and World Report ranks St.
John’s as the second most popular national university and the third
most ethnically diverse national university in the United States, a
reflection of the continuing strength of the University’s
commitment to opportunity for deserving students
“I am so proud of our mission, and proud that each of us here
tonight can articulate that mission,” said Fr. Harrington. “Our
University is growing and expanding every day, providing our
students with an excellent education, and all of that is made
possible because of your support. I thank you for being faithful to
our mission, and for all that you do to make the University what it
A number of alumni present at the reception shared their reasons
for making membership in The Loughlin Society a priority.
“For me, The Loughlin Society is all about giving back,” said Mary
Ann Leonard ’65Ed, ’67GEd. “As a graduate of St. John’s I’ve made
wonderful friends, and I’m so happy to be able to support the
University in a very real way. I love St. John’s!”
members of The Loughlin Society are also St. John’s employees. Day
in and day out, they see firsthand what the generosity of the
University’s donors does for its students, and are happy to be a
part of that commitment.
At a recent breakfast for these special members of The Loughlin
Society, guests heard scholarship student Donald Wiggins, Jr.,
’12C, express his heartfelt gratitude for their support.
“Thank you for what you have done for me, and for the thousands of
other St. John’s students
who are just like me,” said Wiggins. “Although you may not know us
personally, you will one day know what your generosity has
accomplished, because I promise you that because of your help we
will make the world a better place for us all.”
The Loughlin Society is a donor recognition group comprised of
supporters who make annual gifts to the University of $1,000 or
more. For information about how you can become a member, please
contact Scott VanDeusen, Director of Development, Annual Campaigns
at (718) 990-6240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org