Our Stories

Our Stories is a vehicle for supporters of Jesuit High School (alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and friends) to tell the Jesuit community why they serve, the reasons they give, and how Jesuit has impacted their lives. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Tom Bagwill, director of institutional advancement, at (504) 483-3841 or bagwill@jesuitnola.org.

Our Stories: 2017-18 Alumni Giving Drive

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“A Final Word from the Chairman,” John Zollinger ’85

When John Zollinger ’85 recalled his time at Jesuit, he realized that there were young men from all over the city…just as it is today…from 50 different zip codes! “I guess that’s one thing that is amazing about this school—it builds relationships. And you see relationships beyond your own class year,” Zollinger said. “As Blue Jay alumni we have the opportunity to impact a lot of young men’s lives in the city of New Orleans, and it’s important for us to continue to support that.”


 “On Brotherhood and Br. Dardis, S.J.,” Wally Landry ’69

(WATCH) The commitment of so many through the Alumni Giving Drive keeps Jesuit an affordable school of excellence. Jesuit made a difference for Wally Landry '69 as it continues to make a difference for students today. As the second voice in the series, Landry offers his Jesuit story...

(WATCH) The commitment of so many through the Alumni Giving Drive keeps Jesuit an affordable school of excellence. Jesuit made a difference for Wally Landry ’69 as it continues to make a difference for students today. As the second voice in the series, Landry offers his Jesuit story…


“Lead-off Hitter,” Johnny Giavotella, Jr. ’05

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(WATCH) Our “lead-off hitter” for the alumni testimonials is Johnny Giavotella, a 2005 alumnus who used the education and training he received at Carrollton & Banks to make it all the way to the big leagues…literally.


“The Launch,” Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J.

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(WATCH) Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J., president of Jesuit High School, launches the 2017-18 Alumni Giving Drive (AGD) by introducing himself to all Blue Jay alumni across the world. Fr. Fronk tells his story to alums young and old and explains that he chose Jesuit New Orleans on his own. In January of 2018, Fr. Fronk begins his second full year as president.