The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard
Through The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard, the Loyola campus will be transformed. This game-changing initiative will reimagine Xavier Center as a 21st-century liturgical, educational and special events space as well as the gateway to the western end of campus.
The $34 million capital campaign will not only build Xavier from the ground up, but it will enhance Hayden Circle. Anchored by Loyola and Ruppert Hall, Hayden Circle will welcome our community with a front entrance gate that harkens back to Loyola’s original blueprints. Once on campus, they will be greeted by the inspiring Grad-at-Grad Walk and beautiful eco-friendly landscaping, dotted with benches and native plants. With the private funds raised by The Campaign, a Veterans’ Wall of Honor will also be created to honor past and future Cub veterans.
Xavier: Our New House, Our Home
It only makes sense that Xavier means new house,* since it has been our home base for more than half a century, hosting 200-plus events a year for students, parents, staff, alumni and the LA community. The new Xavier will include:
- Hidden, operable walls, allowing for multiple events to occur simultaneously
- A banquet kitchen, capable of serving 800 guests
- A food-service kitchen for students
- A dedicated sacristy to service liturgies
- ADA-compliant restrooms
- State-of-the-art integrated communications and AV equipment
With the project to be completed in late 2020, Fr. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73 is offering our alumni and friends the opportunity to establish a legacy of leadership at Loyola with a named gift. “Naming a space is a profound way to celebrate or memorialize a loved one. And what more meaningful way to honor someone than to add their name to a place that Loyola considers home,” said Fr. Goethals, SJ.
Please click here for naming opportunities and be part of the future of Loyola.
For more information on The Campaign for 1901 Venice Boulevard, please contact President Fr. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73 at 213.381.5121, ext. 1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Xavier is derived from the Basque word for “new house.”
Construction has officially begun! For video and time-lapse footage of Xavier Center’s progress, please click here.