Dear Saint Peter’s Alumni in Arizona:
The Jesuit Alumni in Arizona (JAAZ) invite you and your friends to join us on Monday evening July 31 to meet Chris Lowney. He will tell us how the Jesuit formula of thinking, loving, risk-taking leadership worked for him in the world of international finance – and how it can work for us in our corporate worlds today.
Lowney was a Jesuit scholastic for seven years in the New York Province. He served for 17 years as a managing director of J.P. Morgan in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. He is the author of “Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World,” a work that Father James N. Loughran, president of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., calls “a lively, witty book about profound matters.” Those who have heard Lowney say his talk is more than a lecture, something more like “a real spiritual experience” that helps give our work a sense of higher purpose.
Time: on Monday, July 31.
Place: The Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center at Xavier College Prep,
4710 N. Fifth Street. (Take Highland Avenue west off North Seventh Street.)
Optional: a Mass before the Lowney event -- celebrating the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola at St. Francis Xavier Church, a few hundred steps west of Xavier Prep.
Cost, if you’ll send us an email reservation in advance, is $10 at the door. Don’t send us any money. Please send your email reservation(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless you’re on our advance registration list for the Lowney lecture, expect to pay $12 at the box office.
Please email us NOW, so we know a) how many to plan for and b) how much other advance advertising and promotion we might have to do.
If you cannot make the Lowney lecture but would like to keep informed about future JAAZ events, please send us your name and (optional) address by email. If you don’t have email, please send a postcard with your name and address to JAAZ, 14249 N. Third Avenue, Phoenix 85023. (We’re planning a lecture series this fall beginning with a visit by Father Joseph Daoust, president of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.)
JAAZ, Jesuit Alumni in Arizona, is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 educational organization. Our members, graduates of some 28 Jesuit universities and 47 Jesuit high schools in the United States, meet periodically to celebrate our Jesuit backgrounds, to stimulate and encourage one another to be thinking members of our Church, our city, and our state, to have life and have it more abundantly. P.S. We have no membership dues and we don’t solicit contributions of any kind.
Robert Blair Kaiser
Acting JAAZ President