Some people came knowing little about The Loyola School (TLS). Others knew quite a bit. Everyone, it is fair to say, got a deeper understanding of the mission and work of TLS during the recent Be My Guest Friendraiser in Baltimore City.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the school,” said Dr. Margaret Musgrove, Professor Emeritus Retired at Loyola University Maryland and a prize-winning author of children’s books. As a friend of Development Director Candra Healy and her family, Musgrove already knew the basics of TLS. But she was expecting to get a more in-depth look at the five-year-old school that has 80 students this year.
On hand to give her that look were the school’s administrators, teachers, staff members and parents.
“Everyone works together. The school is an absolute blessing,” said Raymond Newman, father of two TLS students, a two-year-old and a kindergartner.
BLK Swan co-owner Chris McCray is a bit of a newcomer to TLS. A friend who teaches here introduced him to the school and invited him to learn more.
McCray, who has been in the restaurant business since he worked at IHOP in high school, visited TLS. “Environment is everything in schools,” he said. “The TLS environment is welcoming and exciting.”
McCray not only co-hosted the Friendraiser, but he and his wife, Jada, are also sponsoring a student’s scholarship this year. “I’m in a position to help,” he said. “I should help.”
“I’m excited to be here and hear about all that’s happening for the children of Baltimore,” said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., NCC, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University Maryland. “The love of learning—also the foundational skills—is something you learn in these early years,” added the veteran educator.
“This is a wonderful opportunity.”
To see more photos from our event, visit our Flickr page.
Written By Mary Maushard