May 14, 2015 – On May 11, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) held its annual fundraiser at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. An enthusiastic crowd of BJP supporters came to raise funds for the Jesuit middle school which serves low-income families in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The school’s mission is to turn students into leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious and committed to doing justice. With the help of BJP, students are given the tools necessary for them to excel in life and be men and women for others.
“Although our families pay a modest tuition, we must raise over 90 percent of our operating budget from donors who believe in our mission,” said Patricia Gauvey president of BJP. “Our important work could not continue without the generosity of many.”
Preliminary numbers indicate that the event raised more than the $70,000 goal that was raised at last year's event.
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Below are photo highlights from the event.
Pictured from left to right: Fr. Ralph Rivera, SJ, BJP President Patricia Gauvey, and Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ.
Pictured from left to right: Br. Jerry Menkhaus, SJ, BJP Principal Brian Chap, and Fr. Dave Ciancimino, SJ.
BJP students were on hand to provide entertainment during the evening.