Our signature fundraising event is back for 2020! The Blue & Gold Gala benefits every student on our campus as it brings together parents, alumni, alumni parents, and friends for an evening of fun and friendship celebrating our Jesuit mission while raising critical funds for the school. 
Join us for cocktails, dinner, live music, live & silent auctions, and much more!
Special thanks to our 2020 Gala Chairs, Aileen & Chad Eskildsen P '21, '23.

Become a Sponsor!

Presenting Sponsor
16 Seats $20,000

1852 Sponsor
8 Seats $10,000

AMDG Sponsor
6 Seats $5,000

Magis Sponsor
4 Seats $3,000

Ignatian Sponsor
2 Seats $1,500

All Sponsors Receive:

• Gala Tickets
• Acknowledgement in Gala Program
• Invitations to Exclusive President’s Club Events
• Formal Recognition on Event Signage and Printed Materials, Web and Social Media Promotion

Download our Sponsorship Information Packet here.

If you will be sponsoring the Blue & Gold Gala, please fill out and return our Sponsorship Commitment Form and return to Erin Adams-Ports.

Purchase a Program Ad

Interested in purchasing an ad in this year's Blue & Gold Gala program? Please download and complete this form and send along with payment to Erin Adams-Ports at eadamsports@loyolablakefield.org

Final ads may be sent to communications@loyolablakefield.org. Ad submission deadline is February 7th, 2020.

Donate an Item

We are seeking donations for our Live and Silent Auctions in the following areas:

Vacation home rentals, weekend getaways, handyman/painting services, etc.

Signed jerseys, season or individual event tickets, etc.

Theater & concert tickets, hobby classes, etc.

Spa treatments, home cleaning services, etc.

Cooking classes, behind-the-scenes tours, etc.

Private dinners, multi-course meals for groups, etc.

Artwork, home accessories, wine, etc.

If you are donating an item, please fill out the Item Donation Form and return it with your donation. Donations are requested by February 28.

2020 Winner's Choice Raffle

It is time for our annual Winner's Choice Raffle! Purchase a ticket for your chance at a $20,000 CASH PRIZE or ONE YEAR OF FREE TUITION (2020-21 school year). Each ticket sold helps us fund the formation of our students by supporting retreats, service work, co-curricular, and tuition assistance.

The drawing will be held at this year's Blue & Gold Gala (winner need not be present to win).

Ticket sales run through March 13th - our goal is to sell 1,000 tickets school-wide.

Honoring a Transformational Leader

Loyola Blakefield is proud to honor Rev. William “Bill” Watters, S.J. at the 2020 Blue & Gold Gala.
Loyola Blakefield proudly honors Father William “Bill” Watters, S.J. and his legacy as an ideal Ignatian educator: innovative, charitable, and committed to justice.

A member of the Loyola faculty in the early 1970’s, Fr. Watters’ work inspires us to continue the proud tradition of Jesuit education and dedicate ourselves to the service of those diminished by poverty and social injustice.

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    A member of the Loyola Blakefield staff in the early 1970s, Fr. Watters played an instrumental role in the racial integration of the high school. His work at Loyola inspired his lifelong commitment to expanding educational access to the marginalized. As founder and former President of St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, and founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Fr. Watters has cemented a legacy of providing affordable Jesuit education to Baltimore’s most underserved populations.

    His most recent effort, the Loyola Early Learning Center, opened its doors in September 2017 and serves boys and girls from two to five years of age.

    “I am inspired to be sharing in our collective Jesuit mission to serve young people and their families who come from our city’s impoverished neighbor­hoods,” said Fr. Watters. “We offer them a chal­lenging and quality education that transforms their lives.”

    The schools that comprise his tremendous legacy in Baltimore are “services of faith,” that serve as beacons of hope for Maryland’s largest city. “We are trying to provide a quality education that prepares young people from the earliest age through middle and high school and encourages them through college so they can become productive citizens – men and women who give their time and talent to their city, which needs it desperately,” said Fr. Watters.

    In the face of closing schools and dwindling options for those living well below the poverty line, Fr. Watters rose to the challenge by creating thriving, faith-based communities that have inspired the lives of Baltimore’s youth and contributed to the city at large.

    A talented and determined fundraiser, Fr. Watters possesses a commitment and vision to inspire those in the most challenging of circumstances. His approach to being active in issues of education and social justice is simple: “Rather than curse the dark, light a candle.”

    Fr. Watters currently serves as President of the Loyola Early Learning Center and as Assisting Priest at the Saint Ignatius Catholic Community. Most recently, he held a leadership role on the Campaign Executive Committee for Ignite: The Campaign for Loyola Blakefield —the most successful fundraising effort in school history.


Erin Adams-Ports
Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
410-823-0601 Ext. 662
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Ph: 410-823-0601