Wintrust Bank and the Midwest Jesuits are partnering with Chicago professionals to offer an evening of mentoring and networking for recent graduates of Chicago Jesuit Academy, Cristo Rey, Christ the King, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, as well as graduates from other Jesuit schools and friends of the Jesuits. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022
5:30–8:00 p.m.

Wintrust Grand Banking Hall
231 S. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information or to register, click here

Save the Date for Upcoming Events

The Power of Jesuit Networking – Making Career Connections

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Wintrust Bank and the Midwest Jesuits are partnering with Chicago professionals to offer an evening of mentoring and networking for graduates of Chicago Jesuit Academy, Cristo Rey, Christ the King, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, other Jesuit schools, and friends of the Jesuits.  

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us at the Union League Club on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, for an Ash Wednesday liturgy and simple meal. Stay tuned for more information. 


Past Events

The Desire to Serve

On July 29, 2021, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago hosted for a Morning of Reflection celebrating the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola with presenter Fr. Richard Baumann, SJ.

The Search for God and Guinness: An Irish evening with Fr. Ryan Duns, SJ

On March 5, 2020, Fr. Ryan Duns, SJ, entertained Jesuit friends and alumni with stories and music, including his famed Irish tin whistle. 

Enjoy a sneak peak at the music of the evening below. 

Ash Wednesday Mass & Boxed Lunch

On February 26, 2020, Frs. Brian Paulson and Dave Mastrangelo joined Jesuit alumni and friends downtown for an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Union League Club, followed by fellowship.

Jesuit Alumni Mass

On October 19, 2019, Jesuit friends and alumni gathered together for Mass at Holy Family Church.  The Mass was one of dozens held in over 28 cities across the country as part of Jesuit Alumni Weekend, celebrated annually on or around the Feast of the North American Jesuit Martyrs.  A reception was held at the Alumni Lounge at Saint Ignatius College Prep.

My Jesuit Journey: An Evening with Porter Moser

On September 25, 2019, Jesuit friends and alumni gathered at Theater on the Lake to network and hear a talk by Porter Moser, head men’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago.  

Click here for the link to the full gallery of photos from the evening.


2019-2020 JFAN Advisory Board

Christopher Alt, SJ, Jesuit Scholastic – Boston College, Loyola University Chicago
Jean Bax, Life Span Center for Legal Services Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jerrod Castleberry, WinTrust Bank, Chicago Jesuit Academy
David Christian, David Christian Attorneys LLC, Rockhurst High School, Rockhurst College, Parent: Saint Ignatius College Prep
Richard Ciccarone, Merritt Research, Walsh Jesuit
Lauren Gaffey, Midwest Jesuits, Loyola University Chicago, Jesuit Connections, Charis, Office of Ignatian Spirituality
Daniel Gandert, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Georgetown University
Ann Greene, Midwest Jesuits, Gesu School & Parish
Maria Elena Juarez, Midwest Jesuits, Cristo Rey Jesuit, Xavier University
Emily Kelly, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Creighton University
Tom Kelly, SJS Investment Services, St. John’s Jesuit, Marquette University
Patrick Kennedy, Midwest Jesuits, University of San Francisco

Arch King, Northern Trust, Xavier High School, Parent: Saint Ignatius College Prep, Georgetown University, College of the Holy Cross, Boston College
John LaMantia, Attorney, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Fordham University, Parent: SICP, Gonzaga University, Xavier University
Minh Le, SJ, Jesuit Scholastic, Loyola University Chicago
Ali Lenti, FTI Consulting, Saint Ignatius College Prep
Marysa Leya, Fellow – Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Saint Ignatius College Prep
Gabbie Littleton, Restauranteur/Food Blogger, Loyola Academy, Regis University
Kristine Mackey, Midwest Jesuits, Creighton University, Parent: Saint Ignatius College Prep, Boston College
Sara McCarthy, Dorger-McCarthy Realty, Boston College
Martina Mead, Georgetown University, Ignatian Spirituality Project Women’s Team, Parent: Georgetown University
Joy Lyu Monahan, World Business Chicago, Georgetown University, Parent: Saint Ignatius College Prep, Georgetown University
Deirdre Mullane, Loyola Press, University of San Francisco, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Loyola University Chicago, Charis, Jesuit Connections
Greg O’Leary, Chelsea Taft & Associates, Saint Ignatius College Prep
Luke Pacold, symmetRE, Saint Ignatius College Prep
Bryan Paulsen, SJ, Jesuit Regent, Loyola University Chicago
Most Rev. Brian Paulson, SJ, Provincial, Midwest Jesuits, Loyola Academy, Georgetown University, Saint Ignatius College Prep
Kaitin Powell, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Regis University
Michael Spaeth, Salesforce, Marquette University
Rev. Matthew Spotts, SJ, Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish, Loyola Academy, St. Xavier HS, Fordham University, Saint Louis University, Santa Clara University
Joseph Starshak, Starshak Winzenburg & Co, Saint Ignatius College Prep

About JFAN Chicago

JFAN events were created to allow people with a Jesuit affiliation to build relationships, network, and enhance the Jesuit presence in the Chicagoland area. Feel free to invite your colleagues and friends to any upcoming events.  Events are sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits.

Patrick Kennedy
Phone: (773) 975-6920

General Information: (800) 537-3736