Gesu Portal Button


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tellus ipsum, viverra vel pharetra nec, pellentesque elementum nulla.

Over 90% of our graduates complete high school within four years, in a city with an on-time high school graduation rate that hovers around 65%.

Announcing Gesu School's 2019 Spirit Medalist!

Gesu School is honored to announce Winston J. Churchill as our 2019 Gesu Spirit Medalist. He will be recognized with Gesu’s highest honor at the 25th Anniversary Gesu Gala on May 9, 2019, for his extraordinary dedication to Gesu School.


Winston J. Churchill
Chairman Emeritus, Gesu School Board of Directors

Winston Churchill is the founding Chairman of Gesu School’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Gesu School transitioned from a parish to an independent school. During his tenure from 1993-2009, Mr. Churchill introduced countless supporters to Gesu School and co-chaired two major campaigns, the Building for Tomorrow Campaign and the Millennium Campaign, the largest in Gesu’s history. He also created a challenge grant for endowment, allowing Gesu to continue its legacy into the future. Not only has he been an unwavering supporter of Gesu School through contacts and contributions, but he and his wife, Ellen, also remain dedicated to Gesu’s Sponsor a Child program, supporting numerous students' education.

Mr. Churchill’s career spans over 25 years in private equity investing. He has been Managing General Partner of SCP Partners since its founding in 1996. He is Lead Director of Amkor Technology, Inc. and has served as Director for Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc., Recro Pharma, Inc., and formerly Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. He has managed numerous private companies in the real estate, manufacturing, technology, and life sciences spaces. From 1989-1993, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System. 

Currently, he is a trustee of American Friends of New College, Oxford, England; Chairman of Young Scholars Charter School; and a trustee fellow of Fordham University. He is trustee emeritus of Gesu School and Immaculata University and a former trustee of Georgetown University. He is married to Ellen Blumenthal Churchill, and they have three sons: John, Stephen, and Noah.


The Gesu Spirit Medal honors individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to Gesu School through their loyal advocacy and actions, and who have made a significant contribution to Gesu School’s success as a model inner-city elementary school.


Click for Sponsor / Patron opportunities. 

Guest tickets will be available in March. 

Thank you to our Gala Co-Chairs, Tad & Candy Decker and Susan Martinelli SheaHonorary Co-Chairs, Rev. George W. Bur, S.J. and Daryl J. Shore '94; and the 2019 Gala Committee for their tireless efforts on behalf of our students. 


Event Contact: Sarah Stirzel Cuzzolina, Director of Annual Giving, or 215-763-9077