Ways to Give

The Advancement Department at Belen Jesuit strives to raise funds and other resources to support the academic, capital, and endowment needs of the school. These goals are accomplished through The Fund for Belen, Fr. Izquierdo Memorial Golf Classic, and the Fr. Dorta Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola, as well as other special events and planned giving programs.

The department also communicates the school's mission, vision, and activities to parents, alumni, students, and the general public through this website, social media, the President's Report, the Alumni Magazine, email, and the media. Parent volunteers and alumni activities are also coordinated through this department.

How to Give

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  • The Fund for Belen

    The Fund for Belen is critical to the fiscal health of Belen Jesuit because it helps the school bridge the tuition gap - Belen's tuition is well below the annual cost to educate each student. It is through the generosity of donors who support the fund that the school is able to defray the cost of providing tuition assistance; minimize annual tuition rates; and supplement operating and facility maintenance expenses throughout the year. 

    For more information about The Fund for Belen contact the Advancement Office at 786.621.4665 or send an email to advancement@belenjesuit.org.
  • Capital Improvements

    Since 1854, Belen has pursued its mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, and urban school to develop the minds, hearts, souls, and characters of young men in their pursuit of  becoming men for others. While Belen’s mission remains constant, the world is changing. Rising facility operating costs create unique challenges and opportunities for Belen to continue sustaining its education excellence. To remain integral to the lives of future generations of young men, Belen has to ensure that critical facility needs are met.

    Capital improvement funds are raised from alumni, parents, grandparents, and other donors for special purposes such as new constructions or the restoration of existing areas. Belen faces ongoing challenges to its physical infrastructure. While advances have been made to the campus in recent years, further improvements are necessary to ensure an atmosphere conducive to the Jesuit style of education that values the individual. Talented students and faculty need adequate facilities to learn, work, eat, pray, and exercise.

    Future capital improvements the construction of the Roberto Surís Athletic Center, the Student Center, and the continued renovation of all our classrooms. Please help us continue ensuring the quality of our facilities for our students and staff.
  • Event Donations and Volunteers

    Belen Jesuit is blessed to enjoy the volunteer support of our parents, alumni, parents of alumni, families, and friends. Belen hosts a variety of annual events for the school community with the support and talent of individuals and local businesses. Alumni, families, and friends are invited to volunteer or donate to these events.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Yvonne von der Osten at 786.621.4177 or yvonderosten@belenjesuit.org.
  • Student Financial Assistance

    Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Financial Assistance Program has allowed hundreds of students to realize their dream of studying at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

    From the time of St. Ignatius, providing access to education has been a hallmark of Jesuit schools. His commitment continues to inspire us as we continue offering educational opportunities to students. Through established endowments, Belen is able to continue offering students from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to attend our school, excel academically, and enrich the school with their diversity. Once established, an endowment can provide annual financial assistance to students in perpetuity. These endowment awards are made to qualified students according to financial need and school academic standards.

    The school's investment policy directs how endowment gifts are used. A portion of the annual earnings is made available for financial assistance, and the balance is returned to the principal to facilitate future growth. As the principal continues to grow, so does the amount available to students.
  • Stock Donations

    Using publicly traded stock to make a gift to Belen Jesuit can be a very tax-savvy method of giving, especially if the stock has appreciated in value since you acquired it. Giving appreciated stock saves you tax dollars in two ways.
    • First, you will receive an income-tax deduction for the current value of the stock. This value is the average of the high and low price on the transfer date.
    • Second, you avoid paying the tax on the capital gain of the stock.
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  • Gifts In- Kind

    It is possible to donate works of art, paintings, stamp and coin collections, rare books and documents, antiques, and other personal property to Belen Jesuit. Belen also receives a wide variety of gifts that include new computers, automobiles, office equipment and other items. To explore this option, as well as enjoy tax deduction benefits, please contact a member of the Advancement Office at 786.621.4177 or email advancement@belenjesuit.org
  • Planned Giving

    Planned gifts and endowed scholarships are excellent ways to support Belen Jesuit now or in the future. There are many types of planned gifts available depending on your personal situation which you can explore with your financial advisor. Click here for more information.
  • Life Estate Contracts

    For those who desire to create an endowment, a Life Estate Contract may be the answer. An individual with a personal residence or farm, preferably one on which there is no existing debt, can transfer the deed to Belen and reserve for himself the right to live on or use the property during his lifetime. At the same time, the donor receives a tax benefit for the gift based upon his age and life expectancy. This irrevocable gift confers immediate recognition to a donor.
  • Real Estate Gifts

    Individuals may have real estate for sale that has appreciated significantly in value: residential, vacation, commercial properties, farm land, or others. Prior to a sale, these individuals have the option to give an undivided interest in the property to Belen. The title company would then write a check to Belen for its share of ownership in the property, and the donor would also receive a charitable tax deduction for the current fair market value of the property. No capital gains tax will be levied on the appreciated value of the property given to Belen. Tax benefits will depend on the amount of time that elapses between the receipt and sale of the property.
  • Restricted Gifts

    Restricted gifts are designated by a donor for a specific purpose. For instance, these gifts can support endowments, scholarships, athletic or art programs, and others.

    Belen Jesuit is a college preparatory school where students are expected to succeed at a high level of academic excellence and discipline. Restricted gifts can be of great assistance towards this effort.

Contact Us

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  • 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
  • Photo of Carlos Barquin

    Mr. Carlos Barquin 

    Special Assistant to the President
    (786) 621-4027
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.