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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 25th Anniversary Gesu Gala is May 9!

The 25th Anniversary Gesu Gala promises to be our most inspiring evening of the year! Join us at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue on May 9, 2019 from 6-9pm to support Gesu School's students. This memorable evening includes:

  • Presentation of the Gesu Spirit Medal to Winston J. Churchill
  • Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and sit-down dinner
  • Inspiring performances by Gesu students and alumni, including the Gesu Gospel Choir
  • Live auction with one-in-a-lifetime opportunities
  • Silent student art auction
  • Junior Board silent auction


If you are interested in purchasing gala tickets, call the Gesu Development Office at 215 763 9077.
Event Contact: Rob Weinstein, Vice President of Development, or 215 763 9077

See video and photos from the 2018 Gesu Gala!

Thank you to our Gala Co-Chairs, Tad & Candy Decker and Susan Martinelli Shea; Honorary Co-Chairs, Rev. George W. Bur, S.J. and Daryl J. Shore '94; and the 2019 Gala Committee for their tireless efforts on behalf of our students.


We are grateful to our 2019 Gesu Gala sponsors for their generous support of this event and their dedication to quality education in North Philadelphia.

Presenting Sponsors 
James & Agnes Kim and Family
M & S Foundation

Mission Sponsors              
Barry & Kathy Bernsten
Commonwealth Foundation
Cozen O'Connor
Elliott Greenleaf, PC
Susan & Leonard Klehr
Mitchell & Hilarie Morgan
PoGo Family Foundation
John Ryan & Mary Gregg and the Ryan Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Tina & Albert Small Jr.
The Solomon Family 
Toby Strogatz & Stephen Klein

Sponsor a Child
Irma Blumenthal
Tim & Briana Buskey
The Flynn Family: Jennifer, Philip, & Charlotte
Patsy & Ed Garno
Babette & Harvey Snyder
JoAnn & Howard Wurzak

Educators Circle
Jil & Bart Blatstein
Jim & Lynne Browne and The Hershey Company
Brown Brothers Harriman
Gordon & Gretchen Cooney
Mike & Lucy Danziger 
Tad & Candy Decker
Mary & Joe Fenkel
Penny & Bob Fox
The Maguire Foundation
Arthur & Miriam Spector

Innovation Sponsors       
Allied Wire & Cable, Inc.
Christine & Leif Beck
Boyds Philadelphia
John & Jennifer Curry
The Farber Family Foundation
Shelly & Scot Fisher
Donna & James F. Higgins '45
David & Anne Hilton
Tom & Connie Kirker
Kevin & Jennifer Kolmer
Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler
Bob & Anne McAlaine
Allan & Pat Murphy
Kay & Jerry O'Grady
The Shipley School
Rev. Stephen D. Thorne & Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church
Vault Communications, Inc.
Veritable, LP
Ellen & Dave Watson
Faith & Sol Weiss
Westtown School
Randi Zemsky & Bob Lane

Impact Sponsors
Dr. Guy & Nancy Bernstein
Michael & Lisa Blank
Diane & Jim Brecker
Ira Brind & Stacey Spector
Barbara Brown-Ruttenberg
Donna & Otis Bullock
Craig & Jean Burns
Roger & Helena Carolin 
Bryan & Joan Carter
MIchele & Andrew Clayton
C. Richard Cornelius 
Judy & Rard Davies
Jack & Tammy Dodds
Rosemary Español, IEI Group 
Lynne & Bill Garbose
Susan & Gary Gevurtz
Brad & Andrea Heffler 
Dr. Geraldine & Thomas Henwood
Holy Child School at Rosemont
Kate Hovde & Ken Kulak
Jesuit Community, Wernersville, PA
Randi & Jon Joseph
Esther & Marc Kaplin
Joy & Bennett Keiser
The Lundy Family Foundation 
Mary Parenti & Rich Castor
Jayne & Ron Perilstein
Louis Pichini
The Powell Family Foundation
David & Helen Pudlin
Paul & Wendy Rosen
Rothman Orthopaedics
Judy & Marvin Rounick
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Martin de Porres School
Maria & Steve Schreder 
Steven Scott & Linda Bradley
Kathleen & Frank Seidman
Lynn & Harold Shecter
Steve Sidewater & Judy Munroe
Marjorie & Howard Silverman
Gail & Daniel Singer
Donna & Jerry Slipakoff
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Dr. Stanford & Liesa Steinberg
Linda & Murray Stempel
John & Judith Temple, Temple Development Company
Stephanie Stahl & James Trichon
Sam Switzenbaum & Josephine Wang
USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus
David Wachs & Family 
Noele & Alan Wein
Bennett & Judie Weinstock
Helene & Alan Zeiger

Patrons Circle   
Anonymous (2) 
Ed Beckett
Patricia Cooney
Henry Gonzalez
Steven Heller
Dr. Gary & Leslie Itzenson
Stewart McCallum
Handsel & Karen Minyard
Keith Pension
Renee Rosenbluth
Valerie & Will Schwartz
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Scott
Ellen Stein 
Welch Family

Program Underwriting  
Chuck & Carol Walsh