The 2018 Gesu Gala is May 10 at Vie!

The 2018 Gesu Gala promises to be our most inspiring evening of the year! Join us at Vie in Center City on May 10, 6-9pm to support the children of Gesu School. This memorable evening includes: 

  • Cocktail reception with creative hors d'oeuvres and an elegant sit-down dinner
  • Inspiring performances by Gesu students and alumni, including the Gesu Gospel Choir
  • Live auction with new, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from unique vacations to behind-the-scenes excursions
  • Silent student art auction
  • Junior Board silent auction
  • The presentation of the Gesu Spirit Medal to J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., and Steve Piltch

Tickets to the Gesu Gala are available until April 30, 2018.  If you are still interested in attending, please call the Gesu Development Office to check on ticket availability: 215-763-9077.

Sponsor/patron opportunities are available. Learn more here.

See video and photos from the 2017 Gesu Gala! Don’t miss this year’s event!

Thank you to our Gala Co-Chairs, Jack & Tammy Dodds, Karen & Kevin Lucey, and Georgine & Ed Trumpbour, as well as the 2018 Gesu Gala Committee for their leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of Gesu School’s students.


We are grateful to our 2018 Gesu Gala sponsors for their generous support of this event and their dedication to quality education in North Philadelphia.


Presenting Sponsors
M & S Foundation
Morgan Lewis

Mission Sponsors
The Piltch Family 
PoGo Family Foundation
Mark & Paula Solomon

Sponsor a Child
The Flynn Family: Jennifer, Philip, & Charlotte
Matthew & Annique Hogan
John Ryan & Mary Gregg and the Ryan Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

Educators Circle
Gordon & Gretchen Cooney
Cozen O'Connor
Jack & Tammy Dodds
Fulton Bank
Karen & Kevin Lucey
The Shipley School
Toby Strogatz & Stephen Klein
Georgine & Ed Trumpbour

Innovation Sponsors
Ellen & Win Churchill
John & Jennifer Curry
Gannon Coyne & Associates
Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Gayhardt
James F. '45 & Donna M. Higgins
David H. Hilton & Associates
Connie & Tom Kirker
Kevin & Jennifer Kolmer
Bob & Anne McAlaine
Studio of Metropolitan Design Architects
Vault Communications, Inc.

Impact Sponsors
Arrupe House Jesuit Community
Christine & Leif Beck
Craig & Jean Burns
Connelly Foundation
Laura & Jay Coogan
Judy & Rard Davies
Leslie & Stephen Gillin 
Lisa & Matt Gillin 
HopDial by K12.IT
Independence Blue Cross
Jackie and Aram Jerrehian
Eric & Jacqueline Kraeutler
Katherine & Robert Loftus
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. McCormick
Lou Pichini
Barbara & Scott Renninger
Caroline Rogers
Wendy & Paul Rosen
Tony Schneider
Maria & Steve Schreder
Kathleen & Frank Seidman 
Stephanie & Bill Stabert

Patrons Circle
Andy Anderson
Jim & Lilibet Barrett
James & Diane Brecker
Janine & Kane Brenan
Rachele & Tom Browning 
Christina & Joe Cathcart 
Patricia R. Cooney
Richard & Mary Cornelius
Kate & Kell Damsgaard 
Tamika M. Evans
Brian & Priscilla Fenlin
Ed & Sharon Gaffney 
Gerry Johnson Geckle
Rod & Kerry Henkels
Holy Child School at Rosemont 
Kate Hovde
Mary Beth Hughes 
IEI Group
Jesuit Community - Wernersville
Zane David Memeger
Betsy & Chuck Minnich 
Allan & Pat Murphy
Keith Pension
John & Anne-Marie Rischitelli
Valerie & Will Schwartz
Marjorie & Howard Silverman
Joseph & Detta Tate
Pat & Kristen Traynor 
Rita & Gary Tuma
Victor B. Tuma, MD
USI Insurance Services 
Pat & Anne Ward 

Program Underwriting
Carol & Chuck Walsh





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