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1873 Society

Established in 1873, Gesu School was the parish school of the Church of the Gesu. Since its founding over 140 years ago, the school has operated with a mission to serve the local community. The name “1873 Society” refers to Gesu’s deep roots in our foundation of social justice, equality, and service.

Gesu’s 1873 Society is a giving society for annual donors who generously contribute to the school at the $1,000+ level each year.* The 1873 Society is a special group of committed individuals and charitable institutions who play a key role in supporting Gesu’s mission.

Benefits of becoming a member of the 1873 Society include:  

  • Receiving an annual, exclusive inside look into Gesu’s operations through our year-end summary report
  • Receiving a personal greeting from a Gesu student during the year-end holiday season
  • The opportunity to attend an event exclusively for 1873 Society members to meet current Gesu students and alumni
  • Knowing that you play a critical role in supporting Gesu students through the power of life-changing education

If you are not a current 1873 Society member and would like to learn more about joining, contact Susanna Novoa, Director of Individual Giving and Volunteerism at or 215-970-2709.


*Donors who sponsor a child are not considered 1873 Society members.