Portland, OR. Jesuit High School‘s 54th annual Auction on May 7th had a Casino Night theme. Close to 600 guests, including parents, alumni, past parents, and friends of Jesuit, enjoyed the school’s first in-person Auction since 2019. Casino Night was a community-building event and raised over $1.1 million for students and school programs. Pictured above are auction chairs Lee Davies and Lori Davies are pictured with Jesuit President Tom Arndorfer (center). Photo credit, Andrea Lonas Photography.

Jay McGrain ’96, Colleen Thomas who won a Jeep through the Casino Night Auction Raffle, and Mike McGrain ’01.

Casino Night Auction Raffle Winners included: 2021 Jeep: Colleen Thomas, Diamond Earrings: Megan & Paul Cameron, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace: Kelli Shuster, Raffle sponsors were NW Jeep and the McGrain Family, Malka Diamonds and Jewelry, and in-kind sponsors Larry & Co., Larry Packouz & Jennifer Drake.

The benefit was held on the Jesuit campus at 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. The dinner and auction were held in the Knight Gym.

Most guests stayed for casino games after the auction. (The casino games were for entertainment purposes only. Real money is never exchanged at the tables.)

Jesuit High School leaders also made a special appeal for funds to help make the weekly Mass experience more intimate, more sacred, and more comfortable for participants. Donations are still being accepted for this project and can be made at this link. 

Here’s a video about this effort:

About Jesuit High School:

Jesuit High School, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus and is part of a 450-year Jesuit educational tradition. Jesuit High School is a non-profit, coeducational college-preparatory school for grades 9-12 that serves students of all religious faiths.

Jesuit’s curriculum is founded in the educational philosophy of Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and takes a holistic view of adolescent education, which includes nurturing the spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and aesthetic gifts each student brings to campus. Jesuit hopes to accomplish this development by demonstrating a personal concern for individuals, an articulate wisdom, enthusiasm, and a sense of community. In so doing, we hope to graduate leaders who are committed to serve God and their fellow men and women through a profound sense of justice founded in love, i.e. leaders who are “men and women for others.”

The operation of Jesuit High School is overseen by a Board of Trustees. The board ensures and provides the spiritual tone and direction of the school, consistent with the purposes and traditions of Roman Catholic and Jesuit education. The board also monitors Jesuit High School’s business affairs.

Jesuit High School is fully accreditated by AdvancEd.

Here’s a video about Jesuit HS: