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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%.

The 2017 Gesu Gala is May 11 at Vie!

The 2017 Gesu Gala promises to be our most celebratory evening of the year! Join us at Vie in Center City on May 11, 6-9pm to support the children of Gesu School. This memorable evening includes:

  • Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and an elegant sit-down dinner
  • Inspiring performances by Gesu students and alumni, including the Gesu Gospel Choir
  • Live auction with new, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from unique vacations to behind-the-scenes excursions
  • Silent auction of student art
  • Junior Board silent auction, including sports, theater, and concert tickets
  • The presentation of the Gesu Spirit Medal to James F. Higgins ’45 and H. Chase Lenfest


Tickets to the Gesu Gala are available until May 1, 2017.

See video and photos from the 2016 Gesu Gala! Don’t miss this year’s event!

Thank you to Gesu Gala Co-Chairs, Andrew & Michele Clayton, John & Jennifer Curry, Greg Rigdon & Molly Murphy, and Ted & Eileen Raven, as well as the Gala Committee for their leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of Gesu School's students.

We are grateful to our 2017 Gesu Gala sponsors for their generous support of this event and their dedication to quality education in North Philadelphia.


Presenting Sponsors

Marguerite & Gerry Lenfest

The H. Chase Lenfest Foundation, Inc. 

M & S Foundation and Susan Martinelli Shea


Mission Sponsors

James F. '45 & Donna M. Higgins

Brook & Anna Lenfest

PoGo Family Foundation


Sponsor a Child


Tim & Briana Buskey

The Flynn Family: Jennifer, Philip, and Charlotte

Allan & Pat Murphy 

John Ryan & Mary Gregg and the Ryan Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

Carter & Jenn Sims


Educators Circle


Comcast NCB10 Telemundo62 Comcast Spectacor

Cozen O'Connor

Jack & Tammy Dodds

Fulton Bank 

Rod & Kerry Henkels


Innovation Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP 

Kathy & Jerry Bernsten

Craig & Jean Burns 

Gordon & Gretchen Cooney

John & Jennifer Curry

Deloitte LLP


Connie & Tom Kirker 

Kevin & Jennifer Kolmer

Bob & Anne McAlaine

Kay & Jerry O'Grady

Studio of Metropolitan Design Architects

The Shipley School 

Vault Communications, Inc.



Impact Sponsors

Blank Rome LLP

Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC

Connelly Foundation 

Mary Corrigan

Frances Gray

HopDial, LLC

Independence Blue Cross 

Scott & Barbara Renninger

Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church / Rev. Stephen Thorne

Kathleen & Frank Seidman

Craig & Sandy White 


Patrons Circle

Andy Anderson


Jim & Lilibet Barrett

Christine & Leif Beck

Ed Beckett 

Daniel J. Begley

Amy Brenner 

Christina & Joe Cathcart

Richard & Mary Cornelius

Judy & Rard Davies

Dugan Brinkmann Maginnis & Pace 

Tim & Ellen Foster

Martha W. Gillin

David & Anne Hilton

Anthony W. & Lynda Hitschler 

Kate Hovde & Ken Kulak

Jesuit Community - Wernersville

Patrick Liedtka & Kate Darwin

The McNulty Family 

Mr. John T. Paul 

Keith Pension

Wendy & Paul Rosen 

Bill Stabert

Joseph & Detta Tate

The Welch Family

Randi Zemsky


Sponsor of Program Underwriting

Carol & Chuck Walsh