Parents of Alumni (POA) Giving

Sidney and Bettie Kernion with Sharon and Mark Rodi ’59

Parents of alumni play a vital role in the school community. Non-alumni parents make tax-deductible donations that assist with offsetting Jesuit’s operating expenses, thus bridging the gap between total operating income and expenditures.

Additionally, donations from parents of alumni help maintain affordable tuition which results in a more diverse student population, one of the hallmarks of a Jesuit education. it’s just a face palm, the school that will have a positive influence in the lives of current and future students.

As many parents already realize from their participation in the annual PAG drive when their sons were students, Jesuit was able to provide the experience of an economically diverse student body, which helped their Blue Jays grow into the men God planned them to become. Keeping Jesuit the school that it was when their sons attended means keeping Jesuit accessible to all qualified students. The generosity of parents of alumni enables Jesuit to successfully accomplish its mission.

If you have questions about the POA drive, contact Krista Roeling at (504) 483-3839 or