Jesuit Dallas has built a tradition of educating well rounded young men while developing them into “Men for Others.” As parents, we send our sons to Jesuit for a variety of reasons, but with the common expectation that Jesuit will provide the academic rigor, spiritual development, and physical and artistic opportunities that instill within our sons the characteristics of a Jesuit graduate. While Jesuit’s mission is to provide these opportunities, parents must partner with the School in providing the financial resources to make this happen every year.
The Challenge Drive is a parent-led appeal to parents of current students which helps bridge the financial gap between what Jesuit receives in tuition and what it takes to actually educate our boys. While the Drive’s focus is to cover the school’s annual operational costs, it still directly benefits every Jesuit student by keeping the base tuition cost down and creating the opportunity for many boys to be at Jesuit that otherwise might not be able to attend. In addition to providing an exceptional academic experience, the annual operating budget supports 116 clubs, sports teams and extracurricular activities. Nearly 100% of students participate in at least one of these activities, ranging from football and bowling to debate, stage and film and so many other meaningful programs.
The Challenge Drive aims to top last year's amount of $1.4 million raised for the 2019-20 school year. We would like parents to consider a donation at or above the Gap ($2,240), but we understand that this is not always possible. Our goal is that 100% of families participate in a personally significant way. Regardless of size, all contributions are appreciated and are fully tax-deductible. Gifts may be made in a one-time donation or in installments. As always, gifts are eligible for company matches, so please be sure and check with your company’s program to match your donation.
I am honored to serve as chairman of the Challenge Drive this year and look forward to helping Jesuit fulfill its mission to our boys. Thank you and go Rangers!
Joe Corrales ’88