Belen Jesuit Preparatory School 31st Annual Gala
(Center) Auction Chair, Beba Padrón Flavia & Pepe Rodríguez

(Fifth from left) Nidia Rodríguez & Family

The 31st Annual Belen Jesuit Gala held at the Moore Building was a success! Thank you to everyone that supported our school and joined us for One Night Only – Belen in the District.

This One Night Only semi-formal event is an opportunity for members of the Belen Jesuit community and their guests to enjoy a delicious meal, music, socialize and have fun. Over 500 people attended the One Night Only- Belen in the District Gala.

“The Annual Gala exists to raise funds for the Scholarship fund and provides assistance to deserving students who cannot afford a Jesuit education,” said Jesuit Father Pedro Suárez. “This would not be possible without your generosity. This One Night Only event is the biggest annual effort to raise funds for the financial assistance program.”

A special thank you to our amazing chairs: Brenda Moreira, Maria Orbay, Carmen Garcia-Velez and Beba Padron and to our wonderful Master of Ceremony Beatriz Canals.

Every year the scholarship fund provides financial aid to over 300 students; annually distributing in excess of $1.8 million.

The Jesuits founded Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 1854 in Havana, Cuba. In 1961, when Belen and all private schools were confiscated by the new political regime, the school was re-established in Miami that same year and has grown over the last five decades. Currently the enrollment is nearly 1,500 male students in grades 6 to 12 and over six thousand alumni. For the SEVENTH consecutive year, Belen Jesuit has been named one of the Top 50 U.S. Catholic High Schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll.

Photos courtesy of Alberto Romeu Photography

Gala Chairs: Brenda M. Moreira & Carmen Garcia-Velez

Dr. Jorge Orbay & Maria Orbay, Gala Co-Chair

The Moore Building in Miami’s Design District was the venue for this year’s annual Belen Jesuit Gala.

Irma M Abella, Tony Abella & Gloria Figueras

Yvonne & Erimar von der Osten and Marina & Guido Hernández

Belen Jesuit Student Volunteers: Eric Diaz-Padron, Adrian Montoto, Jose Silva, Jose Agustin Chan, Alvaro J. Baez and Miles Bachrach

Carlos & Silvia Zamora with Irene & Enrique Sosa

Alfred & Maria Consuegra

Marina & Guido Hernández

Yvonne & Erimar von der Osten

Silent Auction Area

Carlos and Ana Bravo accompanied by Susana and Carlos Bravo, Sr

Guests of Beverage Sponsor Bacardi USA

Peter & Yamile Jimenez, Emma Fernandez, Emelita and Roberto Pupo

Dr. Rodolfo and Mercy Hernandez (center) and family

Belen Jesuit Parents

Pictured in center Teresita Menendez and family

Erimar and Jenny von der Osten and Gisselle and Jerry Del Amo

Katarina Orms, Sofia Diaz, Any Tere and Jorge Diaz

Alejandro and Andrew Alvarado with their dates

Belen Jesuit Parents

Manny Garcia-Tuñon and his wife accompanied by Alicia and Guillermo Garcia-Tuñon

Silent Auction Area