Alumni

Alumni Phonathon

Jesuit Dallas is a special place full of talented faculty, enriched by a vibrant alumni base, and blessed with loving and passionate parents. Most importantly, Jesuit is dedicated to educating approximately 1,100 young men in a faith-based environment and developing its students through four years of formation as Men for Others.

Alumni recognize the value of their Jesuit education and support their alma mater by participating in the Alumni Phonathon to preserve Jesuit’s heritage and traditions for current and future Rangers.

Because of your generosity, over 25% of the student body receives financial assistance to attend Jesuit.

Phonathon Call Nights

Although the Alumni Annual Fund will last until the end of the academic year, we are already planning call nights for next year’s Phonathon. If you would like to receive more information and learn how you can participate, please contact Sean McMullen ’96, Director of Alumni Relations at 972.387.8700 x342 or smcmullen@jesuitcp.org

Call Night Schedule.

Common Questions

Why is alumni giving important?

Your time at Jesuit helped to provide you with a solid foundation in academics, character development and friendships. Your gift helps guarantee that young students today have the same opportunities and strong start Jesuit provided for you.

What is this year’s Alumni Phonathon goal?

While we maintain a goal to reach a specific dollar figure, the most important goal of the Alumni Phonathon is to reach 100% of our former students to ask for their support of Jesuit.

Why is 100% participation so important?

It is a vote of confidence in our school, our faculty, and our educational mission. Not everyone is able to contribute at the same level, so by achieving 100% participation, everyone shares in the effort.
High alumni giving participation is a benchmark used by foundations and outside funders when deciding which of the many worthwhile schools will receive their financial support.

How much should I give?

The only gift too small - is no gift at all. We ask each person to participate at a level appropriate for their circumstances. All gifts are vital and appreciated.

Will my gift count toward my Class?

All gifts made to Jesuit through the Alumni Phonathon will count toward your class' charitable totals.

I give at the Celebration Auction and/or MAGIS. Why should I also give to the Alumni Phonathon?

We recognize that there are opportunities to support Jesuit in addition to the Alumni Phonathon, and we appreciate your participation in all of them. However, the School formally asks that you give to the Alumni Phonathon first. It is the most critical funding need and allows the School to continue to achieve its mission and vision – the foundation for the Jesuit experience.

School fundraising events are important in providing supplemental funding for expenses outside of the operating budget - the “nice to haves.” The Alumni Phonathon is the School’s only fundraising effort that covers the “need to haves” - faculty support, programs and technology, financial aid, and arts and athletics. Additionally, the Alumni Phonathon is 100% tax-deductible. We hope that you participate in special events such as the Celebration Auction and/or the MAGIS, but we ask that you make giving to the Alumni Phonathon your first priority.

Why not raise tuition instead of asking for support?

The School Board tries to keep tuition as low as possible so as many families as possible will be able to afford a Jesuit education. Raising tuition would restrict even further the number of families who could attend the school. At the same time, we must maintain the excellence of our academic programs. Charitable contributions help us achieve both goals.

What if I can’t give at this time?

There are ways we can help. You can pledge now and defer payment until later; you can also pay in installments, if that is more convenient for you. All pledge payments must be received by May 31.

Who else is asked to give?

What is the time period of the Alumni Phonathon?

Each year, the Alumni Phonathon runs from July 1st through May 30.

What more do I need to know?

A successful Alumni Phonathon, supported by a large percentage of the alumni, directly contributes to the experience students have at Jesuit. It also demonstrates pride in the school and reflects our belief in the education our institution provides.

What kind of recognition do I get for giving?

Your gift will be acknowledged in the Annual Report, which is distributed each fall and lists donors who contribute during that school year. You can make your gift anonymously, if you prefer, by directing the Development Office not to list your name.