The Maroon & White Gala and auction on November 5 is special because we are celebrating the occasion together at long last! It is an inspiring shared experience to come together as a Cub community to support Jesuit education and transform young men's lives.
We can learn many things through the unique power of gathering. I was part of a group of Jesuit Brothers who met with Pope Francis this past summer. The Holy Father told us he was once a youth soccer coach and he told the kids, "Follow the ball or lose. Know where the soccer ball is going and go there." He advised us to be there, as well, for the important junctures of our students' lives and help them, help them to "kick that ball." Your support during the auction portion of the Gala and your care for our Cubs guarantees young men will receive the help they need.
The Maroon & White Gala auction helps make possible $3.2 million in financial aid for our students. Through your generosity tonight, you can make the treasure of Jesuit education a reality. You can help us to form men for others for the greater glory of God.
Thank you for joining us in-person or online for the Maroon & White Gala and auction. We belong to an amazing community.
James J. Boynton, S.J.
U of D Jesuit is committed to providing the highest quality of Catholic Jesuit college preparatory education to young men in southeast Michigan. In collaboration with parents, we challenge students to go beyond academic excellence, to be reflective, to be committed to the service of personal faith and the promotion of justice - to be men for others.