'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 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. 

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 $27 million has been raised since 2017!
Belen Jesuit is constantly looking at ways to improve and enhance our campus. Construction on the STEAM Center will begin during the 2019-20 academic year and will open in time for the 2020-21 school year. Plans are also underway for the construction of the Our Lady of Belen Chapel. The anticipated completion of the chapel is in 2021.

Recently completed projects include the Indoor Baseball Facility, The Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center, Athletic Field Lights, Fides Et Ratio Patio and The Arroyo Quad.

Arroyo Quad

The following Jesuits will be remembered in the Arroyo Quad. The men who will be 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.

  • Father Luis Ripoll, S.J. '36
  • Father José María Izquierdo, S.J.
  • Father Jorge Sardiña, S.J.
  • Father Daniel Baldor, S.J. '19
  • Father Felipe Arroyo, S.J.
  • Bishop Enrique San Pedro, S.J.
  • Father Florentino Azcoitia, S.J.
  • Brother Pedro Pablo Estévez, S.J.
  • Brother José Arrieta, S.J.
  • Brother Manuel Eireos, S.J.
  • Father William Kidwell, S.J.
  • Father Alfredo Quevedo, S.J.
  • Father José Antonio Esquivel, S.J. '60         
  • Father Jorge Munguía, S.J.
  • Father Juan Manuel Dorta Duque, S.J. '40
  • Father Víctor Hernández, S.J.
  • Father Ceferino Ruiz, S.J.
  • Father Tom Ambrose, S.J.
  • Father Garret J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
  • Father Robert Cousineau, S.J.
  • Father Tom Robinson, S.J.
  • Father Richard Chisolm, S.J.
  • Father Federico Arvesú, S.J.
  • Father Bartolomé Malvarez, S.J.
  • Father Luis Oraa, S.J.
  • Father Julio Roque de Escobar, S.J.
  • Father Francisco Pérez-Lerena, S.J. '44
  • Father Francisco Xavier Lemus, S.J.
 

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BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
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.