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.
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.