215-763-3660
Gala & Gesu Spirit Medal

2020 Gesu Gala: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow 

April 30, 2020 
6-9pm
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
 
The Gesu Gala is an annual fundraiser that supports Gesu School in its mission to help North Philadelphia’s children to transcend all forms of poverty through a comprehensive, innovative education. The Gesu Gala supports forward-thinking academic and extracurricular programming that empowers students to develop their strengths, overcome challenges, and become positive, engaged members of the community and the world. 
 
Please join us for a celebratory evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions, and presentation of Gesu's highest honor, the Spirit Medal, to both Rosemary Español, CFM and Saint Joseph’s University. The evening also includes inspiring stories, art, and performances from Gesu School students. 
 

Sponsor/patron opportunities are available. Learn more here.
February 21 is the deadline to be listed in the gala invitation.
Guest tickets will be available in March. 

 

Event Contact: 
Sarah Stirzel Cuzzolina
Director of Special Events
sarah.cuzzolina@gesuschool.org
215 763 9077

 

The Gesu Spirit Medal

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.

Rosemary Español, CFM
Gesu Trustee 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saint Joseph's University 

Thank you to our Gala Co-Chairs -- Craig & Jean Burns, Jenn & Phil Flynn, and Mike & Joyce Hagan -- and the 2020 Gala Committee for their tireless efforts on behalf of Gesu students.

 

Past Gesu Spirit Medal Recipients

2019    Winston J. Churchill 
2018    J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Esq. 
2018    Steve Piltch, Ed.D.
2017    James F. Higgins '45 
2017    H. Chase Lenfest  
2016    Peter G. Gould
2016    Rev. Stephen D. Thorne 
2015    Tad Decker 
2015    Keith Pension
2014    Ms. Elizabeth R. Moran
2014    Rev. Neil Ver'Schneider, S.J.
2013    Rev. William J. Byron, S.J.
2013    Vivienne Lambert Ehret
2012    Robert M. McAlaine
2011    Christine S. Beck
2011    George W. Bur, S.J.
2010    John J. DiIulio, Jr., Ph.D.
2009    Aline & Al Martinelli
2009    Susan & Bill Shea
2008    Ralph Saul
2008    John J.F. “Jay” Sherrerd, posthumously
2006    Mark Solomon