Supporting the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas’ commitment to educate qualified students without regard for their families’ ability to pay, the Celebration Auction has contributed more than $12 million to the school’s endowment during the past 28 years. As a result of this annual event and the generosity of the school community, Jesuit Dallas offers financial aid to 26% of students, totaling more than $1.83 million during the current academic year.
In addition to the good it does, the auction brings the community together for a delightful evening of food and fun. This year’s auction, themed An Evening in the Wine Country, will be March 31, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel. Highlights of the event include a silent and live auction, dinner, entertainment by Emerald City Band and a drawing for a new 2012 BMW 328i convertible provided by Classic BMW. Featured items include one-of-a-kind jewelry and art creations, exclusive travel packages and golf experiences.
Jose Tello, who graduated from Jesuit Dallas in 1991 and continued his education at Harvard University and Loyola Law school, explains that he would not have had any of those opportunities were it not for the financial aid made available to him in high school. Living the school’s motto Men for Others has continued to inspire his life during the ensuing decades. Similarly, 2007 graduate Joseph Martinez, who is continuing his education as a Fulbright Scholar, is grateful for the opportunities provided to him at Jesuit and maintains that his Jesuit experience “couldn’t be matched by any other school.”
To learn more about the auction or to make a reservation, visit www.jesuitcp.org/
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Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas is a 70-year old institution that provides a classical Jesuit Catholic education to more than 1,000 young men in grades 9-12 without regard for their race, creed, religion, national origin or ability to pay.