Belen Jesuit Receives Major Gift

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
Belen Jesuit is excited to announce that an alumnus has pledged a $1,000,000 major gift towards fulfilling the goals laid out in the Strategic Plan designed to advance the vision and direction of the school. This anonymous gift bolsters the “For the Greater Glory” campaign and will be used across the board to further our construction and modernization efforts.

“In 2017, when I unveiled the Strategic Plan to the Belen community, I knew it was ambitious, but also was convinced of the potential there is to elevate Belen Jesuit to the next level and reach new heights,” said Fr. Willie ‘87. “We are very fortunate to have this alumnus step forward and pledge his support to his alma mater. His continued association with the school, both in the past and currently affords him firsthand knowledge of the value of a Jesuit education. His generosity is a testament to his commitment to the continued growth and development of Belen Jesuit.”

Every gift received helps us in fulfilling the challenges set forth in the Strategic Plan (Strengthening our Catholic-Jesuit Identity, Academic Excellence, Forming Well-Rounded Men, and Enhancing our Brotherhood) and we plan on announcing many more leadership level gifts in the coming months.

We continue to strive for greatness and need your help in achieving our goal. If you would like to contribute to the vision of the school, please contact Phil Fernandez ’94 at or call him at 305-804-7683.
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.