Jesuit High School Tampa
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Men For Others

Special Events

Jesuit High School's Development Department hosts several popular annual events that support Jesuit.

The most prominent is the spectacular Gaudiosa, the school's primary fundraiser held each spring. Chosen the Favorite Fundraising Event in the region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal the past three years, Gaudiosa raised more than $2 million for Jesuir's financial aid program in 2014-15-16 combined! 

Gaudiosa annually draws more than 600 attendees, and the spirit of the Jesuit mission permeates the event. Click the Gaudiosa link in this section for more information or to get involved in Gaudiosa 2017: An Evening in Barcelona, March 4 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Or contact Special Events Coordinator Jane Younger (who is pictured at right at Gaudiosa 2015: An Evening in the Holy Land) at or (813) 877-5344, ext. 706.  

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 to benefit Jesuit. Click the Hartnett Golf Classic link in this section for more information.

The Development Department also is involved in numerous non-fundraising annual campus events, such as Homecoming, the Alumni Memorial Mass, Celebration of the Arts, and Grandparents Day. Click on the links at left, or on the respective bars below, for more information about these wonderful event.    

Gaudiosa 2017

Gaudiosa 2017:
An Evening in Barcelona

is March 4, 2017!

Please click the links below to learn more and to get involved in Jesuit's spectacular annual fundraiser that directly benefits the school's financial aid program.

Click here to register for Gaudiosa 2017

Click here for Underwriting and Patron Opportunities

Click here for an Auction Donation form

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for the Planning Committee

Contact special events coordinator Jane Younger at or (813) 877-5344, ext. 706 for more information. Click here to view the Gaudiosa Facebook page.

To support Gaudiosa with an advertisement in The Jesuit Blue Pages - a business directory,
please click here.

Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic


Founded in 1979, the Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic is the Tampa Bay area's longest continuously running charity golf fundraiser. The event, which takes place each spring at Carrollwood Country Club, benefits Jesuit's endowment for financial aid. The longevity and success of the Hartnett Classic is due to the generous support of our annual sponsors. Each year the Hartnett Classic raises more than $35,000 for Jesuit's financial aid!

For information about this year's Hartnett Classic, please click here.

Alumni Memorial Mass


At Jesuit, your experience is for a lifetime. The annual Jesuit Alumni Memorial was created to ensure all alumni will always be remembered. The names of deceased alumni are etched in a cobblestone in the Alumni Memorial Courtyard.

These cobblestones are paid for by the school. Cobblestones cannot be purchased, and only deceased alumni have their names inscribed in the memorial.

Newly etched cobblestones of alumni who have died are added, blessed, and dedicated during the Alumni Memorial Mass and Dedication Ceremony each year, typically in early November. Please contact or (813) 877-5344, ext. 709 for information.


Celebration of the Arts


Celebration of the Arts is one of the most anticipated events on the Jesuit High School calendar each year. Featuring a juried art show in the MPR, and acting and musical performances in the campus commons -- along with several delicious food vendors as part of "A Taste of Jesuit" -- Celebration of the Arts is a can't-miss date each spring. Typically held in April, click here for more information on Jesuit's Celebration of the Arts.


Grandparents Day


Each year during the fall, Jesuit celebrates one of its most special annual events, Grandparents Day.

More than 300 students, each accompanied by his grandparents or special loved ones, celebrate Mass with Jesuit president Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J.

Afterward, the more than 700 total guests enjoy continental breakfast in the cafeteria, all grandparents receive a complimentary photo, and campus tours are available.

For more information on Grandparents Day, please click here.



Homecoming at Jesuit is always a special occasion. Each day during Homecoming Week is filled with unique activities on campus, including themed dress-down days, Fun Day, and a pep rally. By Friday's Homecoming football game, the campus is festooned with decorations in that year's Homecoming theme. Friday night's Homecoming BBQ is a don't-miss annual event filled with fun, camaraderie, and nostalgia. And at halftime of the football game the Alumnus of the Year is honored, the Homecoming Court introduced, and Homecoming Queen announced. The week culminates in the Homecoming Dance on Saturday.

Please click here for more information on Homecoming.

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