1854 Belen Gala

Becky Lowell | Event Coordinator
This year the Belen Gala will be held at the Watsco Center on the University of Miami campus on Saturday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

“I’m looking forward to celebrating our past and looking forward to the future,” said Fr. Willie ‘87. “Our theme is “1854.” As you know, 1854 was the year Belen was founded in Cuba. It is where our story begins. We’ve come a long way since the Jesuits were expelled from Cuba and el Colegio de Belén was taken over in 1961.” 

On Wednesday, September 7, at 10:00 a.m., tickets will go on sale online. Tickets are $300 per person, and each transaction will be limited to two tickets. Set your calendar, and do not hesitate to purchase tickets. We anticipate selling out quickly. Sponsorship information is available on our gala page. Sponsorships will be available at the same time tickets go on sale and is the only way to guarantee a table. 

The gala is aimed at bringing together the Belen community to raise funds for the Financial Assistance Program. Over twenty percent of our students receive financial assistance, making it one of the most important events of the year. Thanks to the support of gala sponsors, donors, and guests, we can offer a Jesuit education to many students who proudly call Belen Jesuit their second home.

“The gala committee is working very hard to ensure this event exceeds all expectations,” said Fr. Willie ‘87. “I hope you’re able to join me at the “1854” Gala and not only help a worthy cause,  but also enjoy a great night filled with camaraderie, great music, and delicious food.” 

If you cannot attend but would like to help, ads for the program book are on sale, auction items are being collected, and underwriting opportunities are available. Visit www.belenjesuit.org/gala for more information.

We greatly appreciate all your help and look forward to a fantastic event. 
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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.