The Alumni Gala is the signature event of Saint Joseph’s Alumni Association and an opportunity to spend an evening with old and new friends.
At this annual event, the University presents the Shield of Loyola,
the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Alumni Association. The
recipient is a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has had remarkable
success in his or her profession, whose life reflects the values of St.
Ignatius Loyola, and who has demonstrated unparalleled loyalty to Saint
The recipient of the 2013 Shield of Loyola, Robert T. Healey, Sr. '51 is a member of the SJU Magis and Barbelin Societies and was involved in international relations, debate and intramural clubs, as well as the Interracial Justice Commission, as an undergraduate. A practicing attorney for 25 years and 1998 recipient of the SJU Law Alumni Chapter's Gem Award for exemplary servant leadership, Healey co-founded Viking Yacht Company in 1964 with his older brother, Bill Healey '51.
This is a great event to enjoy an evening with
fellow alumni while we recognize and celebrate those who embody Jesuit
ideals and are committed to furthering SJU’s mission. Proceeds from the Alumni Gala support our students through the Shield of Loyola Scholarship Fund.
Don’t miss the Alumni Association's signature event!
"Go forth and set the world on fire."
— St. Ignatius Loyola
Please email Georgette Hamaty or call 610-660-3286 for information about sponsorship opportunities.