School of Education
The SOE Challenge: Give Today, Transform Tomorrow!

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"Receiving a scholarship means that I can focus on the work and the research that I am passionate about. It means that I am freed from the worry of a tuition bill and can focus on my dream of working among and with villagers in less known corners of the world, conducting ethnographic research in order to uncover “alternative paradigms in education”. I can focus on telling the stories, and sharing the wisdom and life experiences of marginalized groups so that we can learn what it means to live as a community that educates its children."- Nikki Gilliam, Doctoral Student Cohort 15


"LMU’s SOE prepares educators who are committed to social justice and in providing a holistic learning environment for all learners." - Antonio Felix, Director of PLACE Corps and CAST


Ready, Set, Go! LMU’s Day of Giving, #OneLMUDrive, is here! Join us in this great opportunity to show the SOE Difference with our collective support for much-needed scholarships for our graduate students. Your participation will help our students take advantage of our high-quality academic programs and realize their dreams. Help the SOE become the first school at LMU to reach 100% Day of Giving participation! Bookmark this page and check back for live fundraising updates on September 23.


Spread the word and encourage others to support the LMU School of Education! It takes a village to achieve great things and together we can make the SOE Difference.


An investment in SOE is an investment in the education of all children. Hear what others have to say about how we continue to make the SOE Difference.


SOE professors at graduation in robes"Justice happens when we commit our resources to make a difference in the lives of others. As a member of the LMU family, join me on this Day of Giving to support the next generation of social justice leaders." - Elizabeth C. Reilly, Chair and Professor of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration


"Donating to the School of Education ensures that we can continue to provide the high-quality training that our candidates require to meet the needs of diverse students and families in our communities." -Terese C. Aceves, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of the Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology


picture of Vanessa Luna smiling“As an institution that emphasizes social justice, LMU welcomed and supported what I wanted to do in a way that I might not have experienced at another institution.” Vanessa Luna '16, M.A. Urban Education and Leadership, Education Policy and Administration, 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30


"Education comes from unlearning what is untrue, which then positions you to discover your strength as a leader and difference-maker." - William D. Parham, Ph.D., ABPP Interim Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor, Counseling Program


student and teacher"LMU is a special place where we get to live out our dreams and aspirations. Being a part of that process and believing in us makes the experience even more memorable." - Denise S. Valdez, Senior Administrative Coordinator, School of Education and Business Services


Rank State Donors
1 CA 111
2 AZ 1
2 CO 1
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,460
2 Loyola Law School 844
3 Student Affairs/Student Life 823
4 College of Business Administration 359
5 Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts 238
6 Seaver College of Science and Engineering 154
7 African American Alumni Association 132
8 School of Education 122
9 Latino Alumni Association 114
10 College of Communication and Fine Arts 112
11 Mission and Ministry 102
12 School of Film and Television 97
13 University Priorities 89
14 Scholarships 83
15 William H. Hannon Library 83
16 Provost's Initiatives 62
17 LMU Children's Center 30
18 Alliance of Women Philanthropists 17
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Loyola Law School $833,082.28
2 Athletics $379,031.42
3 College of Business Administration $326,625.11
4 Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts $182,716.00
5 Student Affairs/Student Life $111,522.33
6 Seaver College of Science and Engineering $87,673.07
7 Latino Alumni Association $64,130.00
8 School of Film and Television $54,478.00
9 College of Communication and Fine Arts $44,245.00
10 School of Education $43,010.22
11 African American Alumni Association $34,675.08
12 Mission and Ministry $32,733.60
13 University Priorities $23,940.00
14 Scholarships $15,730.93
15 William H. Hannon Library $10,690.00
16 Provost's Initiatives $8,645.00
17 LMU Children's Center $5,415.00
18 Alliance of Women Philanthropists $3,890.00
Academic Unit Leaderboard
The top 3 schools and colleges to raise the most gifts will receive the following: $15,000 for the unit with the most gifts, $7,500 for second place, and $2,500 for third place, thanks to the generosity of Trustee Kristi Frey ’90 and J.C. Frey ’90!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $15,000 College of Business Administration $326,625.11
2 $7,500 Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts $182,716.00
3 $2,500 Seaver College of Science and Engineering $87,673.07
4 School of Film and Television $54,478.00
5 College of Communication and Fine Arts $44,245.00
6 School of Education $43,010.22
Milestone Reunion Class Leaderboard
Total amount of gifts by alumni celebrating a milestone year!
What is your grad year?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2015 74
2 2010 60
3 1990 50
4 2005 45
5 2000 44
6 1995 36
7 1975 34
8 1980 33
9 1985 32
10 1970 12
Class of 1985 Match
Gifts made by any graduate from the Class of 1985 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000, thanks to the generosity of Vincent Pangrazio ’85, J.D. ’93, P ’22 and Tonya Pangrazio P ’22.
$10,000 MATCHED
School of Education Match
Gifts made to any area of School of Education will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000, thanks to the generosity of the Pipkin Charitable Foundation!
$20,000 MATCHED
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