DaMarcus, CJA Class of 2009, speaks at the 2018 Give-A-Little Gala

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsorship Info

[Downloadable Sponsor Packet]

Please consider a donation at one of the following sponsorship levels. Your organization will receive tickets, recognition and an opportunity to advertise to over 500 rising and established professionals. In addition, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Presenting Sponsor - $28,600

A Presenting Sponsorship will underwrite the true cost of educating one of Chicago Jesuit Academy’s young men for one academic year. The true cost per student is now approximately $28,600, a figure comparable to the $20,000 - $24,000 spent by many suburban public school districts whose average school day is three hours shorter than CJA’s 9.5-hour school day and whose school year is two months shorter than CJA’s 11-month school year. We also now spend $100,000 on campus safety annually. CJA has a retired Chicago Police Officer on staff and contracts with the Cook County Sheriff for an officer to patrol the blocks around CJA for eight hours each day.
Sponsorship Benefits:

Comprehensive Sponsor - $17,500

A Comprehensive Sponsorship will provide an excellent college prep education that allows a young man to attend CJA’s extended 9.5-hour school day and 11-month school year. Additionally, this scholarship provides critical resources to meet the individualized learning needs of our students and to help them overcome trauma and chronic struggles. These “Magis” resources include full-time social workers, a school nurse, remedial tutoring, group counseling and basic needs like food and clothing.
Sponsorship Benefits:

Core Sponsor - $12,500

A Core Sponsorship funds one year of an excellent college prep education that allows a young man to attend CJA’s extended 9.5-hour school day and 11-month school year in order to prepare for the rigors of college prep high schools like Culver (IN), Episcopal (VA), Loyola, St. Ignatius, Christ the King and Noble Street.
Sponsorship Benefits:

Magis Sponsor - $5,000

A Magis Sponsorship will provide a CJA student with critical resources to meet the individualized learning needs of our students and to help them overcome trauma and chronic struggles. These resources include full-time social workers, a school nurse, remedial tutoring, group counseling and basic needs like food and clothing.
Sponsorship Benefits:

Arrupe Sponsor - $2,500

An Arrupe Sponsorship will underwrite the cost of our Summer Program field trips, taking students to Chicago landmarks such as the Art Institute, Millennium Park and the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Sponsorship Benefits:

Phoenix Sponsor - $1,500

A Phoenix Sponsorship will provide one CJA alumnus with all of the resources offered by our College-Persistence Team for one year, including high school admissions support, ACT prep, summer jobs, college and career counseling and social-emotional support.
Sponsorship Benefits:

For more information, please contact Ms. Danielle Pernini at pernini@cjacademy.org or at (773) 638-6103 x2333

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Members of CJA's Jazz Band perform at the 2018 Give-A-Little Gala

 
 

Event Information


12th Annual Give-A-Little Gala
Hosted by the CJA Junior Board

Wintrust Grand Banking Hall
231 South LaSalle, Chicago IL

Cocktail Attire

Saturday, March 9, 2019
6:30 PM

The evening will include cocktails, a reception dinner, live music and entertainment.

There will be no physical tickets issued. All guest names will be held at the door.

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About CJA


Mission: Chicago Jesuit Academy (CJA) is a full-scholarship lower and middle school for young men from modest economic backgrounds who could not otherwise access a well-resourced, faith-based college prep education in the Catholic tradition. We support and advocate for CJA students and alumni as well as other children of modest means as they progress to and through college prep high schools, post-secondary education and the transition to meaningful careers and citizenship. CJA invites students to become persons for others who aspire to be open to growth, loving, intellectually competent, religious and committed to doing justice.

Means: Located in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, CJA enrolls students without regard for their past levels of academic achievement. We use small class sizes, rigorous extended school days and an 11-month school year to develop each student as a whole person in accord with the Jesuit mission and tradition. CJA shares best practices with other schools, and we partner with the broader community to promote access to better educational resources and a deeper understanding of the obstacles to educational equity. The disciplined sacrifices of CJA’s students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, volunteers and benefactors make the success of our mission possible.

chicagojesuitacademy.org

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