Why I give to De Smet Jesuit.
If you want a first class school you have to maintain it. To draw the best and the brightest, the facilities, faculty and programs must be there. The above items are why I give to De Smet Jesuit. I want to see De Smet Jesuit thrive. I want to say proudly for many years--- I went to De Smet Jesuit.
Tim Dolan '73
I give to De Smet Jesuit for two reasons. There is a real and pressing need for young men to be exposed to the values offered by De Smet Jesuit who cannot afford it and as such my contribution may provide that opportunity to be part of the Jesuit tradition at De Smet. Secondly, I believe De Smet Jesuit can be an enduring institution in the St. Louis area, one that will provide a legacy that my kid and hopefully my grand and great-grand kids will be a part of.
Chris McGraugh '79
I have benefited greatly from my De Smet Jesuit experience, and I firmly believe that is why I have been able to realize a lot of the potential God blessed me with. Beyond that, the "Men for Others" motto is something that still lives strong in me (I hope), and is something I carry with me always.
To be able to give this gift back to another young man is just a small gift I can offer for all the blessings I have been bestowed.
Jim Ortbals '94
I give to De Smet Jesuit because I know I wouldn't be who I am, where I am, or what I am without the education and guidance I received at De Smet Jesuit and, most importantly, the friendships I built!
Justin Hennessey '01
Why do I give? I feel like sometimes I give because a lot of alumni my age DO NOT give. I think a lot of guys my age feel as though "it's not their time" to give yet; however, I know that ANY contribution helps. I give in thanks to every other alumnus who gave while I was at De Smet Jesuit. I give in hopes that someone else will have the opportunity to have the time of their life for four years like I did. I give in thanks to the faculty and staff who make it possible for each student to leave De Smet Jesuit as a well-rounded individual. I give to De Smet Jesuit because I care about the future of our school, that maybe some day I will have a son fortunate enough to experience what I experienced within the walls of those classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, cafeteria, theatre, and music room. I give because I am proud to say I graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School. Why wouldn't I give?
Jim Bunten '06