Keep Jesuit Affordable Through Alumni Giving Week

Posted March 11, 2020 / Last updated March 13, 2020

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Louis Bartels ’03, Brian Broussard ’89, Brian Kirn ’88, Chris Cox ’89, and Bob Funck ’75

Alumni Giving Week is here. Blue Jay alumni return to Carrollton & Banks this week for a March-madness calling and texting event, where graduates invite classmates to help keep Jesuit an affordable school of excellence.

The 2019-2020 Alumni Giving Drive (AGD) — the alumni component of the school’s three-tiered annual giving program — launched in September 2019. Parents and parents of alumni are also invited to help offset operating costs, allowing the school to price tuition at approximately 75 percent of what it actually costs to educate a Blue Jay.

The three-night AGD event started on Tuesday, March 10, and concludes on Thursday, March 12. Callers are treated to a delicious dinner in the Student Commons at 5:30 p.m. before moving to St. Ignatius Hall for calling and texting. The evening wraps up each night at 8:30 p.m. with door prizes for all.

The easiest ways to donate are online, using the link above, or through Jesuit’s new Venmo account—@JesuitHighSchool.

The 2019-2020 AGD is chaired by J.P. Escudier ’95, who is being assisted by last year’s chairman, Dooty Patron ’51, and alumni spanning seven decades

J.P. Escudier ’95 and Fr. John Brown, S.J.

“I get a great sense of gratitude when I see these Blue Jays helping us fulfill our mission,” said Fr. John Brown, S.J., Jesuit’s interim president. “We depend on men paying it forward, and there’s no doubt our alumni rise to the challenge each time.”

The three nights of meaningful connection also present a great opportunity for alumni from classes that end in “0” or “5” to promote their upcoming class reunions.