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Just as our academic success hinges upon the diligence of our students and teachers, our students and teachers depend upon the alliance of alumni, current and past parents, and friends who continuously to support Jesuit’s mission through their generosity.

Your gift matters. Every gift—no matter what size—makes a difference in the daily lives of our students.

Annual Giving

Annual giving helps keep Jesuit accessible to families from all walks of life.

Because the cost to educate a Blue Jay for the 2022–2023 academic year is $15,228 but families are only charged $10,750, $4,478 of the cost each Blue Jays’ education—known as the “gap”— is covered by donors to our annual drives.

We invite alumni, parents (current and past), and friends to contribute to our annual giving campaigns. Learn more about annual giving donor levels here. Every donation makes a difference.

Alumni Giving Drive (AGD)

Alumni recognize the value of their Jesuit education and support their alma mater by participating in the annual Alumni Giving Drive to preserve Jesuit’s legacy and traditions for current and future Blue Jays.

Jesuit’s mission of forming men of faith and men for others is challenged each year by rising costs to operate the school: teacher’s salaries, curriculum development, campus ministry, student activities, utilities, building maintenance, and more. Along with alumni and parents of alumni, AGD donors help close the gap between the actual cost of educating a Blue Jay and what families are charged in tuition.

Parents’ Annual Giving (PAG)

Each year, the generosity of Jesuit’s current parents helps ensure that a Jesuit education remains affordable and accessible to students from all walks of life and from every part of the New Orleans area.

Jesuit’s mission of forming men of faith and men for others is challenged each year by rising costs to operate the school: teacher’s salaries, curriculum development, campus ministry, student activities, utilities, building maintenance, and more. Along with alumni and parents of alumni, Parents’ Annual Giving donors help close the gap between the actual cost of educating a Blue Jay and what families are charged in tuition.

Parents of Alumni (POA)

Once a Blue Jay has graduated, we invite non-alumni parents to continue to support the work that we do here at Jesuit. Gifts to the Parents of Alumni drive provide important support for our operational budget. This support enables us to strengthen our academic, extracurricular, and retreat programs.

Major and Extraordinary Giving

Extraordinary giving advances Jesuit’s mission permanently for current and future generations of Blue Jays.

While Jesuit relies on support to its annual giving campaigns each year, benefactors who make major or extraordinary gifts to the school provide the resources necessary for Jesuit to continue to grow and thrive for generations to come.

Extraordinary givers are recognized in substantial ways including permanent naming opportunities.

Scholarships & General Donations

Contributions to Jesuit’s scholarship funds are used to strengthen Jesuit’s endowment. Income earned from the endowment’s investments is primarily used for financial assistance to the families of eligible students whose parents cannot afford to pay all or part of the tuition.

You may make a contribution to the general Jesuit scholarship, or to an already existing partial or fully endowed named scholarship.

Endowing a scholarship in the name of a loved one is a unique way to honor and remember the individual while, at the same time, giving a tax deductible gift to Jesuit High School. Scholarships and Full Education Funds are recognized permanently in the first floor of Jesuit’s Madonna della Strada Building at the entrance to the school.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Proceeds from a completed fully endowed scholarship cover the average yearly tuition grant in perpetuity. Currently, a fully endowed scholarship is $75,000.

FULL EDUCATION FUNDS

Proceeds from a Full Education Fund cover the full cost of educating a Blue Jay for an entire year. Currently, a Full Education Fund is considered fully funded when it reaches $250,000.

For more information, contact Christian Bautista, director of institutional advancement, at (504) 483-3814 or bautista@jesuitnola.org.

Planned Giving / Maisonaube Bequest Society

A planned gift can have 200 times the impact of an annual gift.

Planned gifts are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each donor. If you would like to extend your support of Jesuit High School or New Orleans to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from. If you would like more information about beginning the gift planning process, please reach out to Jamie Roy, Jesuit’s major gifts coordinator, at roy@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3923.

In recognition of the substantial way in which planned gifts help advance Jesuit’s mission, members of the Jesuit community who remember Jesuit in their wills, bequests and other estate gifts such as life insurance, annuities, remainder trusts, etc., become are named as members of the Maisonaube Bequest Society.

Capital Projects and Special Initiatives

As an institution that is dedicated to consistent growth and improvement, Jesuit is continually engaged in substantial capital projects and special initiatives designed to permanently improve its campus and financial stability.

Gifts in Honor or In Memory

Friends and families are invited to make gifts in honor or in memory of a relative, loved one, loved one, friend, or business associate. Your donation will be applied to the general scholarship fund which helps strengthen Jesuit’s endowment. This endowment is primarily used for tuition assistance for eligible students.