Loyola Community Comes Together to Support Frank Fischer Endowment
On Friday, May 18, a group of 150 alumni and friends of Loyola gathered for a fundraising dinner benefiting the Frank P. Fischer Diversity Scholarship Fund at Loyola Blakefield, which is geared towards making a Loyola education more accessible to youngAfrican-American men in the Greater Baltimore region. Guest speakers included Ken Montague ’60 (the first African-American graduate of Loyola), Bill Jackson ’71 (Judge on the US Superior Court in DC), Trey Hunt ’19, and Izaac Hester ’21. Mr. Fischer was also in attendance. Many thanks to event chairmen Stan Mosley ’75 & Wesley Wood ’88, along with a large supporting cast of dedicated African-American alumni.
In the 1960s & '70s, then-Jesuit Frank Fischer took bold steps toward recruiting and preparing African-American students to attend Loyola. Frank was also instrumental in matching funding opportunities to ensure that those who might not otherwise have access to a Loyola education were fully supported. The Frank P. Fischer Diversity Scholarship Fund provides financial support to African-American students whose families possess a demonstrated financial need and who meet Loyola’s academic standards for admission. Mr. Fischer was the first person to facilitate the meaningful racial integration of Loyola Blakefield, and we honor his proud legacy through this fund.
If you would like to make a gift to the Frank P. Fischer Diversity Scholarship Fund, you can do so here.