Junior Board

Who are we?


The Gesu School Junior Board is a group of young professionals invested in Philadelphia’s youth. The group supports Gesu School’s mission to break the cycle of poverty and violence through quality education, spiritual growth and character formation. 

The Junior Board organizes in-school volunteer opportunities, conducts innovative educational programming for the Gesu community, and garners sustainable, next-generation philanthropic support from Philadelphia-based young professionals via fundraising, social events and corporate partnerships. The Junior Board is also dedicated to learning best practices of nonprofit board governance and receives mentorship from Gesu’s highly-successful Board of Trustees.


You can help us transform a life!


Our collective goal is to raise enough funds to sponsor a child at Gesu School every year. A sponsorship of $7,000 covers the majority of the cost of one child’s Gesu education for the school year.

The Junior Board is inviting you to join the monthly donation program. For the amount it costs to purchase one coffee, one cocktail, or one dinner, you could redirect those funds though a monthly donation to Gesu School to make a real impact on Philadelphia students.


Dinner Level - $35 per month

A generous contribution of $35 per month, comparable to dinner out in the city, will make a deep and lasting impact on Gesu School.  If just 25 friends commit to this level of giving, we will meet our goal of sponsoring the education of a Gesu student. Join now!


Cocktail Level - $12 per month

Your contribution of $12 per month, equal to the price of a cocktail or two beers at your favorite pub, quickly adds up to make a substantial difference in the life of a child at Gesu. Join now!


Coffee Level - $5 per month

A donation of just $5 per month, the equivalent of one fancy coffee drink, can help to transform the life of a student at Gesu.  This small donation, contributed each month, is all it takes to be a significant part of the Young Philanthropists Circle at Gesu. Join now!


A donation of any amount Gesu School is always appreciated.  If you wish to make a contribution outside of the levels designated above, you can  make your one time gift here. Please note "Junior Board" in the "How did you hear about us?" line.


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