Loyola High School, a 138-year-old Catholic college preparatory institution west of downtown Los Angeles, has been given $4 million by a family foundation representing generations of alumni.
The William H. Hannon Foundation, founded by and named after a 1933 alumnus who died four years ago, pledged the money to help construct a 38,000-square-foot science building. Hannon, a Southern California real estate developer, previously donated money to build a theater at the all-boys school, as well as for annual scholarships.
Father Robert Walsh, Loyola High president, said the latest gift would enhance the science program in a "way we've dreamed about."
"This is the largest single gift that has ever been given to or pledged to the school," he said.