Dear Jesuit Parent,
I hope this letter finds you and your family well. I write to you on behalf of the many volunteer parents gearing up to help our School with this year’s Challenge Drive. It is a special effort for a special place we call Jesuit.
I am in awe that our boys get to wake up and spend their school days on such a special campus. It is simply a cool place; a world-class academic environment with a brotherhood that is second-to-none. Men for Others is not just a slogan. It is the culmination of core values being lived and breathed into all these young men as they move forward in life.
Every year, Jesuit relies on current parents to help bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating our students and a tuition rate that remains substantially lower than the School’s academic peers. This year’s gap for the 2021-22 academic year is $2,440 for each one of our students.
The Challenge Drive helps suppress increases in tuition while ensuring that Jesuit is
able to maintain a best-in-class educational program. Together, we the parents, make this possible through our participation in the Drive, and all families from all backgrounds collectively contribute toward our common mission of helping more young men and their families receive a life-changing Jesuit experience.
Participation in the Challenge Drive means one of two things: A tax-deductible gift to the School or simply a response. While we would like 100% of our parents to consider a donation at or above this year’s gap, we understand that this is not always possible. Jesuit is grateful for whatever amount you can contribute within your means, and I would like to remind you that your gift can be conveniently spread across multiple payments during the year.
No different from prior years, 100% participation is all we ask. Thank you in advance for responding to the volunteers who will be reaching out over the coming months. Let us continue the tradition of helping Jesuit form Men for Others while responding to the needs of our families.
Howard Hambleton (Richard ’22, Henry ’24)
Challenge Drive Chair