The COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from gathering together,
but we can still unite to support Loyola and our Dons.

Auction item preview and bidder registration will be available 
beginning on Tuesday, April 7th. Stay tuned!
Proceeds raised benefit our Loyola Dons and their Blakefield experience.
Special thanks to our 2020 Gala Chairs, Aileen & Chad Eskildsen P '21, '23.

2020 Winner's Choice Raffle

Winner's Choice Raffle! Thanks to all those who supported the raffle ($20,000 CASH PRIZE or ONE YEAR OF FREE TUITION for the 2020-21 school year).

The drawing will be held via live stream at 3:00 p.m. on April 15th.

Blue & Gold Gala Live Auction Items

List of 7 items.

  • A Nantucket Getaway

    Enjoy beautiful Nantucket with its cobblestone streets, restaurants, high-end boutiques, and steepled churches. Decide how long you would like to vacation on this picturesque island...4 to 7 nights (based on availability). This charming Cape Cod style 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sleeps 8 and is two miles from town and Surfside Beach. Located off Old South Road, this quaint community has a bike path and is only a 5 minute walk to the neighborhood clubhouse that features a playground, pool, tennis courts, and shuffleboard. Address is 4 Dovekie Court. 

    Blackout dates: 4/9-4/15, 4/24-26, 5/15-5/31 weekends, 6/5-9/7/20, 9/11-10/12 weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

    Provided by Neil and Carolyn Hrdlick
  • “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan” NYC Experience for Two

    You and a guest will attend “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” in NYC. Enjoy seeing Kelly and Ryan chat about the news of the day. To make your visit to the Big Apple complete, this package includes a $200 Visa gift card and one-night stay at a conveniently located NYC Midtown hotel. Date of event mutually determined by winner and donor based upon taping schedule. (Exp. 12/31/20)

    Provided by WBAL-TV 11, Anthony and Laura Day
  • Ignatian Culinary Adventure: Private Dinner for 12

    Enjoy a private dinner prepared by Loyola’s own John Marinacci. Inspired by the life and travels of St. Ignatius of Loyola, our “Celebrity Chef” will prepare multiple courses including wine/beverage pairings mirrored in the footsteps of St. Ignatius. This priceless opportunity reflects the cuisine of his journey through Spain, France, and Italy. (Exp. 1/31/21)

    Provided by John Marinacci
  • Calling All Football Fans!

    Four people will meet and greet the members of THE NFL TODAY team in New York City! Visit with James Brown, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, and Nate Burleson. Watch the show and all the day’s games at the CBS Broadcast Center located at 524 West 57th Street. Also included is an overnight stay at NYC Midtown hotel conveniently located to the studio and a $200 gift card to enjoy one of the great restaurants in the Big Apple. Visit is available on a Sunday between Sept. 13, 2020 and Oct. 25, 2020.

    Provided by Jason La Canfora ’92, CBS Sports, Anthony and Laura Day
  • Party, Party, Party...Food, Fun, and Ravens Football!

    Looking for a great reason to throw a backyard party, take the party on the road to the beach, or host the ultimate tailgate? This package gives you everything needed plus an amazing Ravens football experience!

    Your party package features EITHER $300 gift certificate from Roseda Black Angus Beef OR 2-12 oz. ROSEDA NEW YORK STRIP STEAKS, 3 – 4 packs of ROSEDA premium 8 oz. STEAKBURGERS, and 1 case of (60) ROSEDA ALL BEEF HOT DOGS, plus its BEEF JERKY from Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel, including OG Hickory, Truffle-O Soldier & Bourbon Franklin. You will also enjoy 2 bushels of large crabs complements of Atlantic Caterers. Pick up any party extras with a $100 gift certificate from Giant Food, and Prigel Family Creamery will provide a $100 gift certificate to finish off your meal in flavorful fashion. Flying Dog Brewery offers the best local craft beer in America so enjoy 2 cases of MIXED CRAFT BEERS for your party. Plus you can take family/friends with you to TOUR THE BREWERY at a mutually determined time/date.

    Where is the best place to be in Baltimore on Sundays this fall? M&T Bank Stadium cheering on your Ravens during the 2020 regular season! Watch Lamar work his magic from one of the luxury suites at the stadium. Your package includes four tickets and one parking pass – plus enjoy premium catering. Bring on the football and fun!

    Provided by Roseda Farms, Atlantic Caterers, Giant Foods, Flying Dog Brewery, Prigel Family Creamery, Knott Mechanical, Inc.
  • Your Home, Your Dinner, Your Way... Fabulous Catered Dinner for 12

    What a great way to celebrate a special occasion or gather together some of the special people in your life! No matter the reason, an unforgettable evening awaits. Putting on the Ritz owner, Bobby Mitchell, will work with you to create a truly delicious meal for your party. Butlered hors d’oeuvres and premium cocktails will start the evening off right, followed by a multi-course dinner, so sit down and relax while their staff takes care of the rest. Custom linens will also be provided. Date of dinner to be mutually agreed upon by winner and caterer. (Exp. 12/30/20)

    Provided by Putting on the Ritz
  • Reserved Parking Space on Campus

    Always popular and highly in demand, especially now with the campus under construction – how would you like a 24/7 reserved parking space outside Knott Hall? One parking space will be reserved for a Loyola Don and his family during the 2020-21 academic school year. This space will be yours around the clock from Aug. 15, 2020 until Jun. 15, 2021.

    Provided by Loyola Blakefield


Erin Adams-Ports
Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
410-823-0601 Ext. 662

Loyola Honors Fr. William Watters, S.J.

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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  • Read More about Fr. Watters

    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.
Special Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring the Blue & Gold Gala, please contact Erin Adams-Ports.

Presenting Sponsors

Mid-Atlantic Properties, Inc. / The Gioioso Family
The Sullivan Family

1852 Sponsors
Chad and Aileen Eskildsen P ’21, ’23
First National Bank
Jesuit Community of Loyola University Maryland
Carmine and Susanna Mistichelli P ’26
The Moag Family
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

AMDG Sponsors
Carroll Bodie ’63
Evelyn Wright
Patrick and Jennifer Herwig P ’23
Joe and Phyllis Johnson P ’79
Joe ’86 and Catherine Liberatore P ’22
Loyola University of Maryland
V&S Foundation

Magis Sponsors
Matt and Christy Bleach P ’20, ’24
Tim and Fran Cashman P ’10
CCS Fundraising
Andrew and Emily Davis P ’24
Edward A. St. John Foundation
Ellin & Tucker
Giant Foods
JMT Architecture
David and Julie Lynn P ’18
Still Water Labs
Target Marketing Group
Rob and Cheryl Troska P ’12
United Building Services

Ignatian Sponsors
Mark ’82 and Linda Altemus P ’23, ’23
Archdiocese of Baltimore
The Barrueto Family
Blandy Becker Realtor
Louis ’61 and Shawn Becker
Bollinger Energy Corporation
Joe and Kirsten Bradley P ’23, ’26
Victor ‘78 and Karen DeSantis
Ron and Laura Erdman P ’21
Fulton Bank
HDC, Inc - John Harmon
Brian ’83 and Susan Hartman P ’09, ’10, ’14
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Ben and Anna Hermoso P ’21
J.K. Meek Group
Paul and Amanda Karpers P ’19
John ’75 and Mary Kelly P ’05, ’06
Mike ’86 and Melissa Leonard P ’19, ’23
Lewis Contractors
Jeffrey and Donna Lukish P ’14, ’21, ’25
Bill ’79 and Maria McCarthy
John and Justin McLoughlin P ’17
Meehan & Roby, LLP
O’Conor, Mooney & Fitzgerald Realtors
Prime Lending
Mark ’72 and Cindy Rohde 
Mark and Julia Rineman P ’21
Saratoga Heyl Insurance Services
SC&H Group
Dave ’89 and Kristin Schiminger P ’21, ’24
J.P. ’89 and Mary Warren Scholtes P ’21, ’23
John and Victoria Sessler P ’17, ’21
Roger and Xandy Waesche P ’07, ’08, ’09, ’14
Michael ’82 and Courtney Wyatt P ’16, ’19
Bernardine Wyatt P ’82, ’85, ’87, GP ’16, ’19, ’22
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Ph: 410-823-0601