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 Annual Fund 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.
First, we will drive innovation by creating a space where our students and their teachers can push the boundaries and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The Goizueta STEAM Center will be a beacon of inspiration for our students now and in the future. It will be 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 Field House 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.