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On February 16th, we're asking you to join with fellow alumni and JHS community members from around the world as we work together to give back to the school we love. Your generosity will enable us to continue our mission of educating young men and women for others.
Sgt. Sean Patrick Fennerty '99 Fund
Sgt. Sean Patrick Fennerty '99 was a beloved member of the Jesuit community and an esteemed role model of a Jesuit High School graduate – a true "Man for Others." On January 20, 2007, Sean was killed in action in Al Anbar Province in Iraq while serving as a member of 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Sean’s fellow soldiers, classmates and many friends attest to the fact that he consistently gave generously of his time to help others in need. He placed others first, and his brilliant smile lit up whatever room he entered as he exuded boundless positive energy.
For Sean's dedication to Jesuit education, his concern for others, and his selfless service to his country, an endowment fund for financial aid was established in his memory in 2007. Since that time, family, friends and supporters have continued to remember and honor Sean by donating to the fund.
We are pleased to announce that all donations made to the Sgt. Sean Patrick Fennerty '99 Fund during our Day of Giving campaign will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 by the Fennerty Family.
Erin DeKlotz R.A.K. Fund
This year marks 30 years of coeducation at Jesuit High School. Jesuit welcomed its first female students in the fall of 1993. That monumental year was also Erin (Willis) DeKlotz’s first year as a teacher at Jesuit.
Now the Director of Admissions, Erin DeKlotz began as a Spanish & English teacher and was tasked with starting programs for young women in campus ministry, including the Women’s Encounter. She started Setons during the 1993-94 school year to provide young women at Jesuit a space on Sunday nights to connect through prayer, spirituality, and fellowship.
Since that time, Setons has grown from a half-dozen attendees to up to 100 at each grade level. Setons and their Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.) are an active presence on campus. Jesuit grads from the past 30 years will recognize the “R.A.K.” tradition of anonymous colorful locker posters, candy, love notes, and other Random Acts of Kindness performed around campus by the Setons, led and inspired by Erin DeKlotz.
In recognition of 30 years of coeducation at Jesuit and 30 years of Erin DeKlotz’s leadership, community-building, and dedicated service to the school, all donations to the Erin DeKlotz R.A.K. Fund during Day of Giving will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000.
Coach Rothenberger Legacy Fund
This year, we’re excited to celebrate Coach Tom Rothenberger in recognition of his 40+ years of dedicated service to Jesuit High School. In the nearly half-century since Coach Rothenberger was hired in 1981, he has devoted his time to coaching track and cross country, teaching history, and mentoring countless students.
Under his leadership, Jesuit men’s and women’s track and cross country teams have become a perennial powerhouse, winning a combined 29 state titles. Coach Rothenberger has been awarded numerous coaching accolades including, most recently, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2022 Boys’ High School Cross Country Coach of the Year. Coach Rothenberger has not only cultivated skill and athleticism, but he has created a culture of camaraderie and sportsmanship and demonstrated cura personalis in his care for each individual athlete.
For his more than 40 years of service, we are thrilled to present a $40,000 match for the Coach Rothenberger Legacy Fund.