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Gaudiosa 2019: An Evening in Paris

About Gaudiosa

The award-winning gala Gaudiosa is Jesuit High School's primary annual fundraiser. All proceeds from Gaudiosa directly benefit the school's financial aid program. Save the date for the 16th annual event, Gaudiosa 2019: An Evening in Paris, on February 23, 2019!


Gaudiosa, which means "a joyous feast" in Latin, has been named the Best Fundraising Event in the region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal four times! In addition, Jesuit's Events Coordinator, Jane Younger, who oversees Gaudiosa, also has been named the Tampa Bay area's Favorite Event Planner four times! Both Younger and Gaudiosa were named TBBJ winners again in 2017.

Frequently chosen as the Favorite Fundraising Event in the region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Gaudiosa has raised over $7.3 million since it first began 15 years ago! Each year, Gaudiosa features more than 600 attendees, a gorgeous setting, sensational live and silent auction items, delicious dinner, and great live music. And of course, the spirit of the Jesuit High School mission permeates the event.

The locational theme for each Gaudiosa is based on the travels of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 
the founder of the Society of Jesus -- the Jesuits -- in the 16th century. 

Gaudiosa 2018

Gaudiosa 2018: An Evening in Rome was spectacular! Thank you to everyone who made the 15th annual Gaudiosa such a success - more than $700,000 was raised for Jesuit's financial aid program!

 Get Involved

Click the links in this section for more information or to get involved with Gaudiosa or contact Jane Younger at or (813) 877-5344, ext. 706. 

Underwriting and Patron Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Auction Donation form

Click here to view the Gaudiosa Facebook page.

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