Student Commons Named in Honor of Long-Time Benefactor's $1,500,000 Gift
With a recent gift of $1.5 million, the W.T. & Louise J. Moran Foundation continues to support the mission of Strake Jesuit to form students as Men for Others.
“The support of the W.T. & Louise J. Moran Foundation has been vital to the success of the school, and their largest gift yet ensures that we can reach our goals as set forth in Vision 2020,” says Strake Jesuit’s President, Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J.
Vision 2020 is the initiative of the school wherein the Board of Directors in close partnership with school leadership, recently sought to discern God's invitation to Strake Jesuit. Developed through much prayerful discernment that included numerous listening sessions and strategic planning exercises, the school has named priorities that answer God's invitation and will guide the school for the next several years.
The W.T. & Louise J. Moran Student Commons is a 12,000 square foot common space spanning the first and second floor of the center of Loyola Hall, which opened one year ago, and provides a variety of gathering spaces for students throughout the day.
Over the past four decades, the W.T. & Louise J. Moran Foundation along with Pat Moran ’66, grandson of W.T. & Louise J. Moran have been transformational supporters of the school. The Moran Dining Hall (2009) and Moran Hall (1988) have long served the students of Strake Jesuit and are named in honor of W.T. & Louise J. Moran.