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Over 90% of our graduates complete high school within four years, in a city with an on-time high school graduation rate that hovers around 65%.

2016 Gesu Gala, “Inspiring the Light Within,” a Success!

Thank you to all who supported the 2016 Gesu Gala! Your investment in Gesu School's 450 children enables us to provide a high-quality education and to ensure that each child's future will shine brightly. 

The 2016 Gesu Gala drew 360 attendees! We raised more than $371,000 in total! Enjoy photos and videos from the evening below, as well as media coverage of the event.

A special thanks to the 2016 Gala committee and co-chairs, Anne & David Hilton and Gretchen & Gordon Cooney, as well as all Gala sponsors, in particular, Presenting Sponsors: the Bogle & Renninger Families, and M & S Foundation and Susan Martinelli Shea. We are so grateful for your dedication, generosity, and efforts to make the 2016 Gala a tremendous success!

Congratulations to 2016 Spirit Medalists, Peter Gould and Rev. Stephen Thorne, whose commitment to Gesu is remarkable! Enjoy these videos highlighting Dr. Gould’s and Fr. Thorne’s extraordinary contributions to Gesu School.

The Gesu Gospel Choir, sang “Expect a Miracle” and brought guests to their feet with a special rendition of “I See the Light.”

Gesu’s ballroom dancers shared an encore of their World Meeting of Families performance, dancing the tango to “La Cumparista” and the swing to “American Bandstand.” Thanks to Dancing with the Students and Susan Martinelli Shea!

Thank you to Gesu’s talented artists for sharing their incredible artwork through a silent auction! 

Guests were treated to a reading by Gesu student poets, who shared their dreams for the future. 

The Hyatt at The Bellevue was a lovely setting for the evening.

Photos by David DeBalko Photography

Visit our Gesu School Facebook page for more photos

Videos of choir and dancers by Jeffry Soriano

Videos of Spirit Medalists by Here’s My Chance

Watch our YouTube Channel to view more Gesu School videos!