Portland, OR. Over 600 guests including current parents, alumni, past parents and friends enjoyed a festive evening at Jesuit High School’s 51st Annual Auction: Jazz Night in New Orleans. The Knight Center was transformed into a jazz club with music, Creole cuisine and colorful décor. Auction Chair Katherine Kreutzer, Major Program Director Anne Robinson, JHS President Tom Arndorfer, Auction Co-Chair Mary Murphy celebrated at the festive evening on May 4th. This year’s auction exceeded expectations with over $1,045,000 raised.

Past JHS President John Gladstone welcomes longtime Jesuit supporters Sally Fallow, Rose Kilpatrick and Jim Kilpatrick to campus.

Guests enjoyed Creole cuisine from Pearl Catering and mini King Cakes from Nola Doughnuts during the Auction dinner.

Current Jesuit parents Yufen Steen and Lori Davies had fun bidding on unique items during the silent auction portion of the evening.

Guests look at the one-of-a-kind custom golf cart up for bid during the super silent auction.

Administrators thanked the auction chairs, volunteers and supporters for helping with the single largest yearly fundraising event at Jesuit High School.

A special appeal focused on the need to continue to grow the general endowment to provide deserving students with financial aid and other educational opportunities. A record $425,000 was raised during the special appeal highlighting seniors receiving assistance and their gratitude for a Jesuit education. Jesuit thanked he Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation for a Challenge Gift of $50,000 which was matched by 50 $1,000 donors.

From Jesuit High School:

We are tremendously grateful for the generous support of our Presenting Sponsors: Clearview MRI, R.H. Parker United Foundation and Touchmark and Colleen and Werner Nistler.

Congratulations to our Auction Raffle winners: Desiree Baldocchi – Tuition for One Year, Julie Gorman – Jeep Renegade Latitude 4×4, and Brian Trebbien ’02 – Dazzling Diamond Earrings!

Jesuit High School is the only Jesuit secondary school in the state of Oregon and was established in 1956 by the Society of Jesus. We are a Catholic, college-preparatory, coeducational school for students grade 9 through 12 that provides a comprehensive, transformative education.

Save the date for next year’s Auction on May 2, 2020.