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St. Ignatius Guild

The St. Ignatius Guild is Loyola High School’s group of alumni mothers who support Loyola through hospitality, community-building, service and fundraising. Financial support of the Faculty Endowment Fund provides a variety of benefits to faculty and staff including professional development, sabbaticals and continuing education programs. SIG offers alumni mothers an opportunity to stay connected to the high school they grew to love by providing financial support and appreciation for the faculty that formed their young men, ensuring a strong Loyola for generations to come.

Founded in 1982, SIG is one of Loyola’s longest standing support groups, and through their events and fundraising efforts, the mothers of SIG also contribute to many of Loyola’s academic scholarships. Events include the SIG Luncheon, Preview Night, Wine and Cheese Social, and Day of Recollection (hosted by the Mothers’ Guild). SIG also assists with the Interchange Auction, Alumni Golf Tournament, the Alumni Communion Brunch and many other events at Loyola.

You are invited to continue the fun and fellowship you found at Loyola by supporting the St. Ignatius Guild!

The current president of the St. Ignatius Guild is Jill Plumb, mother of
Bennett ’17, Gibson ’20 and Aidan ’22. Her email is sigpresident@loyolahs.edu.

Founded in late 1982 by a dedicated and involved group of alumni mothers, the St. Ignatius Guild functions as a unique support group for Loyola High School. During their first meeting on January 24, 1984, SIG founders, Joanne Bland, Kay Boyle, Jo Breen, Bitsy Hotaling, Carolyn Padden and Bette Rice, presented an idea to Loyola President Rev. Patrick J. Cahalan, S.J. that would encourage alumni mothers to stay connected to Loyola and one another. Membership in the SIG would be open to mothers of all Loyola graduates and would serve as a continuing source of support to the school. Because the SIG founders were so appreciative of the impact the Loyola faculty had on their sons, it was agreed that proceeds from dues and SIG functions would be designated to faculty professional development programs and opportunities.

During the first few years, the SIG hosted only two functions; an annual luncheon (held every January) and the Mothers’ Day of Recollection during Lent. As time passed and the SIG grew in membership, the events and responsibilities expanded to include hosting Preview Night for the Mothers’ Guild Spring Luncheon, coordinating setup for the annual Alumni Dinner, assisting with the annual Alumni Golf Tournament and annual Alumni Family Mass, volunteering for Community Service projects and helping the President’s Office when called upon. During the 2003-2004 academic year, the SIG initiated a Lifetime Member category to help further support the SIG’s role in contributing to the faculty endowment fund.

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