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The Baumhart Center prepares leaders to tackle society's most pressing challenges through education, engagement, and research.


The Center was established through an anonymous $5 million gift to build on the vision of Loyola’s longest-serving President, Raymond Baumhart, and his groundbreaking 1968 book An Honest Profit.

Aligned with Loyola’s strategic plan—which commits the University “to act more for transformative justice”—we support students and leaders seeking to leverage business ideas to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


Innovators Report 2022

Each year, we celebrate three businesses that thrive at the intersection of profit and purpose. These exceptional honorees are expanding the private sector’s contribution to delivering flourishing communities in an inclusive economy on a healthy planet.

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Five values are core to all of our efforts at Baumhart.


We go to the frontiers of thought, asking critical questions and challenging current ways of doing business.


We embrace interdisciplinary learning and action, leveraging the skills and knowledge of all academic disciplines, community stakeholders, and sectors of our economy.


We seek diverse perspectives, knowing that our ideas are stronger when they reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and gender diversity of our world.


We believe in service to others and pro-actively seek opportunities to create social value for the greater good.


We are open-minded, embracing any idea that has the power to change the world.

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