Jesuit High School Tampa
Forming young men in the Tampa Bay area since 1899
Men For Others

Special Events


Jesuit High School's Development Department hosts several popular annual events that support Jesuit. Click the links on the left side of this page, or on your mobile device click "In This Section," for more information about each special event.

The most prominent of these events is the spectacular Gaudiosa gala, the school's primary fundraiser held each spring. Gaudiosa has been chosen as the Favorite Fundraising Event in the region four times by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. In its first 19 years, Gaudiosa has raised more than $10 million, including $3.55 million the past four years!

In 2022, Gaudiosa eclipsed $1 million for the first time, raising an event-record $1.15 million. It happened during the 16th and final year with with Jesuit's award-winning special events coordinator, Jane Younger (pictured) at the helm. The 20th annual Gaudiosa, "An Evening in Barcelona," is Feb. 25, 2023 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

The school's other fundraising event is the Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic. The Tampa Bay area's oldest charity golf fundraiser, it is always a great day of fellowship, food, and fundraising, all to benefit Jesuit. Click the Hartnett Golf Classic link in this section for more information. The next Hartnett Golf Classic will take place in the fall of 2023.

The Development Department also is involved in numerous non-fundraising campus events annually, such as Homecoming, the Alumni Memorial Mass, Celebration of the Arts, Grandparents Day, and the Volunteer Appreciation Party. Click on the links at left, or on your mobile device click "In This Section,"  for more information about these wonderful Jesuit events.  

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