how we began
In the course of his profession, Mr. McCarthy, Jr. travelled extensively and witnessed firsthand the social and evangelical work of the Catholic Church overseas. Responding to a compliment once paid him in recognition of his business success, he casually replied: “I just sit around and dream.” One of these dreams was to give back a portion of the blessings God had bestowed on him, as well as provide future generations of his family the opportunity to become educated and responsible Catholic philanthropists.
board of trusteesThe Foundation’s present day Board of Trustees is comprised of the founder’s descendants, distinguished clergy, prominent business leaders, and noted attorneys. To date, The Loyola Foundation has awarded more than $45 million in small grants benefiting some 6,000 projects around the world.
Andrea M. Hattler Bramson, President
John N. Malyska, Vice President
Amy Hattler Page, Treasurer
Daniel J. Altobello, Secretary
Board of Trustees
Denise M. Hattler
Hilary A. Hattler
Daniel J. Altobello
Andrea M. Hattler Bramson
Theodore E. Cardinal McCarrick
A.Gregory McCarthy, IV
Raymond W. Merritt
Kathleen D.H. Carr
John N. Malyska
Reverend William J. Byron, S.J.
Amy Hattler Page
Diana Hattler McDonough
William J. Fiore
Financial statements are available for viewing and download.
Oct. 22, 1957
The Loyola Foundation, Inc. is incorporated in the District of Columbia.
May 8, 1959
The Board of Trustees proposes and approves the first grant distributions, totaling $45,000.
June 30, 1966
The Board of Trustees decides to make grants for specific overseas mission projects, rather than awarding more general grants for discretionary disbursement by organizations such as the Jesuit Mission Bureau.
Nov. 29, 1975
Albert G. McCarthy, Jr., founder of the Loyola Foundation, dies. One half of his estate is bequeathed to the Loyola Foundation.
June 23, 2007
The Trustees vote to create a Foundation Website, and consider moving the Foundation to new headquarters. The Trustees approve five candidates for receiving special grants made in honor of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary.
June 14, 2014
The Foundation’s semi-annual Board of Trustees meeting is the first meeting with the attendance and active participation from fourth generation members of founder Albert G. McCarthy, Jr.’s family.