At the Royal Montreal Golf Club on Sept. 29th
Before the "big draw" for the Hockey Raffle on Oct. 2nd
Loyola holds its two most important fundraising events each autumn – important both in their sum and in that they allow Loyola to continue its proud tradition of never turning away a qualified student because his family cannot afford to pay the full school fees.
The 17th Annual Loyola High School Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club. The tournament had its largest number of participants yet this year with 224 golfers coming out to support the event. The event netted an impressive $240,000, all of which will go to Loyola’s financial aid program. Key to the success of the event were the tournament’s 84 corporate sponsors and donors - the main tournament sponsors being Broccolini Construction, Coveloz and Fidelity Investments. To see photos from this year's tournament, please click here.
In tandem with the golf tournament, the Foundation also runs a popular Annual Hockey Lottery, the proceeds of which also go to Loyola’s financial aid program. The main sales force behind the lottery is the student body. For $20 a raffle ticket, the prize is a pair of Montreal Canadiens season tickets in the Reds – a hot commodity in our hockey-loving city. This year, the raffle netted just over $95,000.
One in six students at Loyola is on financial aid. These two fundraisers alone will fund 51% of the financial aid awarded in 2015-16, and ensure the school’s doors are kept open for qualified students who otherwise could not afford the fees. Diversity and accessibility form a key part of Loyola’s identity. Moreover, Loyola’s Admission office has a “needs-blind” policy that ensures that there is no disadvantage whatsoever to the financial aid applicant during the admissions process.