Loras Legacy Ball Returns with Master of Ceremonies Greg Gumbel

Loras alumnus Greg Gumbel (’67) will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2021 Loras Legacy Ball on Friday, August 20. This year’s edition of the annual event will feature a Roaring Twenties theme.

Greg Gumbel (’67)
photo by John P. Filo ©2015 CBS BROADCASTING INC.

A prominent sportscaster and host on CBS, Gumbel’s career has included play-by-play calls of the NFL, the NBA and NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball and the College World Series Championship. The three-time Emmy Award winner has also covered multiple Olympics. He currently serves as a member of the Loras College Board of Regents.

The Loras Legacy Ball is the College’s signature fundraising event. Since its inception in May of 2017, Loras has raised over $1Million to support student aid. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legacy Ball returns to build on that support.

The night includes a dinner and live auction, as well as an opportunity to make a difference through Loras’ Fund A Scholar. A complete list of the auction items can be found here.

Guests are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in attire to match the 1920’s theme.

To register for the event and to learn more, visit legacyball.loras.edu.

Don’t miss our sneak peek at the Legacy Ball with Brie Burnett (’15), director of alumni relations, in the Duhawk Digest.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).