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Lions Care:
LMU’s COVID-19 Response

You can make a meaningful impact on the lives of students as they adapt to the evolving health crisis. Lions are stronger together. Consider a gift in support of our students today.

Several LMU students at an event in Sunken Garden with Buster
Support the Lion Emergency Fund to help LMU students struggling through food and home insecurity due to COVID-19.
Five students in Alumni Mall wearing First To Go t-shirts
Help ensure our first-generation students get the assistance they need to continue at LMU and finish their degrees strong.
A student in down town Los Angeles wearing an LMU Loyola Law School sweater
Support Loyola Law students impacted and facing unforeseen hardship due to COVID-19.

A student taking notes in class
Help Disability Support Services provide students with the critical academic support they need while learning at home.
Two students wearing Google t-shirts working on a laptop together
Help provide grants to LMU students, enabling them to pursue and accept unpaid or underpaid internships during this evolving health crisis.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti needed a reliable survey of Angelenos’ feelings about his pandemic response measures so he called StudyLA Director Fernando Guerra.
Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic (LSJLC) has become an even more vital resource for the legal needs of underserved communities
In the face of a global health emergency, the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic has become an even more vital resource for the legal needs of underserved communities.
Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D.
Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D., is an emergency medicine physician in Bronx, New York. He describes his experience on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.
Karina Moreno-Corgan '01, M.A. '03
Karina Moreno-Corgan '01, M.A. '03, shares her experience as the president of Dolores Mission School and the challenges faced by her students and their communities.
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Lions continue to care and provide for each other's needs during COVID-19. One family decided to make all the difference for students in need.
Kevin Baxter, M.A. '01
National Catholic Educational Association Chief Innovation Officer Kevin Baxter, M.A. ’01, talks about the challenges facing Catholic education from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Dr. Stephen Peters ’88 highlights the emotional toll of treating patients who are struggling alone and the challenges that he encounters in his everyday work.
CSLA's Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert
StudyLA's Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert discuss their recent CSLA survey that examined L.A. residents’ view of the mayor’s Safer at Home policies.

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Charitable Giving and the CARES Act

As you may be aware, Congress passed a new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of the country's response to help taxpayers, businesses and nonprofits in these extraordinary times.

If you would like more information on the CARES Act or would like information on ways in which you can support LMU's mission with a planned gift, please visit legacy.lmu.edu/cares-act.

Caring for Our Community in Times of Crisis

The LMU student experience has always been a source of pride, yet this year our students are facing an unprecedented challenge, never before seen in our lifetime. The COVID-19 pandemic put us all at a social distance, forcing the LMU campus to virtually shut down. Students have wondered how they will get home, how will they will ship or store their belongings, and how they will afford fresh produce at this time of financial uncertainty.

Please consider a gift to the Lion Emergency Fund, which provides critical resources to students faced with unforeseen hardship. Many of our students come from lower-income households and are experiencing food insecurity, unexpected travel expenses, work disruptions, and other unplanned expenses as they confront COVID-19.

Your gifts will be given in grants to as many students as possible, ensuring they do not have to make difficult choices like choosing between nutritious meals or access to high-speed internet so they can attend classes virtually.

As we navigate the challenges ahead, your gifts are making a difference in our students lives. You prove that in these times of unprecedented disruption, we are stronger together.

Once a Lion, always a Lion.

In gratitude,

Terri Mangione, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs