'For the Greater Glory' Campaign

Message from Father Willie '87

This is an exciting time in the history of our extraordinary school. Together we have already built the Dining Hall, The Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center, and the Arroyo Quad. Your Fund for Belen contributions have helped us achieve innovative and wonderful new projects. We’ve exceeded all previous amounts of financial assistance and helped to make a Jesuit education a reality for many young men. But we are not done, not even close.

Now, we need the whole Belen community to rally as one so that we can accomplish the next phase of the strategic vision of the school. 

Your generosity and your commitment are what will sustain and carry our beloved school to the next level.

The Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center will drive innovation by giving our students space where their teachers can push the boundaries and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center is a beacon of inspiration for our students now and in the future. It is a symbol of excellence not just in Miami but around the world.

Next, we will grow in our faith and strengthen our spirituality by building a place for worship worthy of our namesake, The Our Lady of Belen Chapel will be a visible reminder to the world that we are a Catholic, Jesuit school. We are missioned to share the Gospel values and with this holy space on campus, our students will always have a place to come together to unite as one body of Christ. 

After we nurture our mind and spirit we will turn our attention to our body and create a space where our coaches can gather to prepare and plan, where our trainers can tend to our athletes, and where our students can hone their talents and abilities. The Athletic Center will be a place where our students can work out, lift weights, get inspired by their coaches, and dedicate themselves to wellness. 

This campaign is ambitious, yes, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. We will also modernize our classrooms, continue to hire only the best faculty, and foster a connection between our students and alumni so that our brotherhood continues to grow strong. 'For the Greater Glory’ isn’t just the name of our campaign, it is our frame of mind; it represents who we are. 

How can you help?

How can you support Belen? You may already be doing so if you are contributing to the Annual Fund. If not, please consider making your commitment today

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 leadership level gifts in the coming months.

If you would like to make a major gift towards the "For the Greater Glory' campaign and contribute to the vision of the school, please contact Phil Fernandez ’94 at ffernandez@belenjesuit.org or call him at 305-804-7683.

Our goal is to raise $34 million by 2022. So far, over $30 million has been raised since 2017!
Belen Jesuit is constantly looking at ways to improve and enhance our campus. Construction of the Our Lady of Belen Chapel is underway and the anticipated completion of the chapel is in 2021. Classroom renovations are underway and will be complete over the course of the next couple of years. Another project in the works is an Athletic Center and additional parking. More details to come. 

Recently completed projects include the Indoor Baseball Facility, The Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center, Athletic Field Lights, Fides Et Ratio Patio, The Arroyo Quad, classroom renovations, and the state-of-the-art Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center.

Arroyo Quad

The following Jesuits are remembered in the Arroyo Quad. The men featured hailed from all parts of the world and shared in common their surrender to the mission of the Society of Jesus and their thirst for educating young men in the rich tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

1. Luís Ripoll, S.J.
2. Ramón Calvo, S.J.
3. José María Izquierdo, S.J.
4. Jorge Sardiña, S.J.
5. Daniel Baldor, S.J.
6. Felipe Arroyo, S.J.
7. Enrique San Pedro, S.J.
8. Oscar Méndez, S.J.
9. Florentino Azcoitia, S.J.
10. José Ramón Tey, S.J.
11. Pedro Pablo Estévez, S.J.
12. José Arrieta, S.J.
13. Manuel Eireos, S.J.
14. William Kidwell, S.J.
15. Alfredo Quevedo, S.J.
16. José Antonio Esquivel, S.J.
17. Jorge Munguía, S.J.
18. Juan Manuel Dorta Duque, S.J.
19. Víctor Hernández, S.J.
20. Ceferino Ruíz, S.J.
21. Thomas Ambrose, S.J.
22. Garret J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
23. Robert Cousineau, S.J.
24. Thomas Robinson, S.J.
25. Richard Chisolm, S.J.
26. Federico Arvesú, S.J.
27. Bartolomé Malvárez, S.J.
28. Luís Oráa, S.J.
29. Julio Roque de Escobar, S.J.
30. Francisco Pérez-Lerena, S.J.
31. Francisco Xavier Lemus, S.J.
32. Francisco Barbeito, S.J.
33. Alfredo Cuadrado, S.J.
34. José Antonio Díaz Márquez, S.J.
35. Edward Dunn, S.J.
36. José Feliz, S.J.
37. Aquilino Gutiérrez, S.J.
38. Oren Key, S.J.
39. Enrique Oslé, S.J.
40. Vicente Rodríguez, S.J.
41. José Rubinos Ramos, S.J.
42. Narciso Sánchez, S.J.
43. Eduardo Torralba, S.J.
44. Martín Egusquiza, S.J.
45. Martín Morrás, S.J.
46. Zacarías Mateos, S.J.
47. Tomás Macho, S.J.
48. Herbert Kane, S.J.
49. Gerardo Freire, S.J.
50. Andrés Benítez, S.J.

Watch the Our Lady of Belen Chapel Groundbreaking

Tour the construction site

Contact Us

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Felipe Fernandez

    Mr. Felipe Fernandez 94

    Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
    (786) 621-4102
  • Photo of Aida Fernandez-Magarino

    Mrs. Aida Fernandez-Magarino 

    Data & Special Projects Manager
    (786) 621-4665
  • Photo of Jorge Perez-Alvarez

    Mr. Jorge Perez-Alvarez 76

    Director of Giving
    (786) 621-4625

Campus Improvements

500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
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.