The joy of giving abounds here.

From tireless volunteers to steadfast donor support, De Smet Jesuit hosts several opportunities to honor God’s love for a cheerful giver. With spirited class competitions, festive annual galas, and fun themed events, Spartan energy is contagious as the community comes together to support students, teachers, and the school’s mission.

Our two largest fundraisers of the year are the Gala & Auction and the Tradition Golf Tournament. For more information, please click the links below.

Two of our most popular campaigns are Giving Tuesday and Maroon Madness.

On Giving Tuesday we campaign through social media to raise 100K in 1 Day.


#GivingTuesday on top of De Smet Jesuit shield

Maroon Madness is a competition between alumni to see which class can get the most guys to donate during the week of March Madness.

Other Advancement Events include:

Please follow the links for more information or contact Kelly Day if you have a question about an event that is not listed.

The Advancement Team supports two major groups here at De Smet Jesuit. Check out the Alumni Association and the Spartan Association for more events and ways to get involved.


Mr William Rebholz '77
Vice President of Advancement

Mr John Stewart '77
Director of Major Gifts

Mr Jeff Cernicek '92
Director of Development

Mr Patrick Morris '06
Annual Giving Coordinator and Alumni Relations

Mrs Kelly Day
Associate Event Manager

Mrs Anna Oliver
Institutional Advancement Database Coordinator

Mrs Debbie Higgins
Director of Communications

Mr Tom Sothers
Spartan Association Moderator
314-567-3500 x 1467