Fr. Dorta- Duque, S.J. Memorial Tombola

The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, S.J. Memorial Tombola is one of the greatest events of the year. For three days, our campus comes alive with the presence of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Even prospective students and their families grace our grounds enjoying the extraordinary atmosphere generated by a tradition that goes back over 100 years.

Net proceeds from Tombola help fund the Belen Financial Assistance Program, which helps to make a Catholic-Jesuit education possible for families who need support.
The success of Tombola has been building in recent years. For this reason, we are making adjustments to ensure a bigger and better experience:
  • The 2023 Tombola is dedicated in loving memory of brother Anthony Parodi ‘23. In his honor, his favorite color, orange, will be on display throughout Tombola.
  • Tombola celebrations will now be weeklong and begin on January 28, culminating with the festival weekend, February 3-5!
  • Tombola Sponsorships will become available on December 5, 2022, at 10 a.m.
  • Tickets for the following will become available on December 14, 2022, at 10 a.m.: Culinary Extravaganza, Weekend Ride Bracelets, Battle of the DJs, Wine Tasting, Arroz con Cosas, and Raffle Tickets.
  • In response to the popularity of The Culinary Extravaganza, we are expanding the scope of the event to not only include more restaurants, but also increase the number of tickets by making it a stand-alone event. The Culinary Extravaganza will kick off Tombola week on Saturday, January 28, 2023. 
  • We are looking for restaurants that would like to participate in The Culinary Extravaganza event. Please refer all inquiries to Mrs. Rebeca Lowell at
  • Raffle tickets will be distributed upon our return from the Christmas break. Special thanks to our partner, Ocean Mazda, who has once again agreed to donate a car. This year’s grand prize will be a new Mazda CX-50. 
  • Mass will be offered in the Our Lady of Belen Chapel on Tombola Sunday at 5 p.m. in Spanish and 6:30 p.m. in English.
  • The annual Bazaar will be held in the Roberto C. Goizueta Innovation Center- Gym on February 4 & 5 from noon to close on each day. 
  • More special events are in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Contact Us

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    Mrs. Graciela Garcia-Chang 

    Community Events Director
    (786) 621-4144
“Tombola is an incredible weekend,” said Gigi Garcia-Chang, Community Events Director. “The entire community gathers together for a fun-filled weekend to raise funds for the school we all love.”



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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.