2020 Gesu Mardi Gras Fundraiser- Creating better classrooms for a brighter future!

Save the Date – February 22, 2020

2020/02/22 18:30:00

This adult-only, ticketed event will transform the Family Center gym into a scene right out of Bourbon Street, complete with casino-type games and enough New Orleans-style food stations and drinks to keep everyone stated for the Lenten season ahead. Come with an empty stomach and full wallet! Cocktail attire recommended.


Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 (2-22-20)
6:30PM – 11:00PM


Many of our classrooms are in need of capital improvements such as new paint, flooring, furnishings and technology.  In order to keep Gesu a front-runner in Catholic private education, and in an effort to offer our teachers and students the most conducive learning environment, all proceeds from this year’s Gesu Mardi Gras will thus be allocated for the renovation of classrooms and surrounding areas.


Gesu Catholic School, Family Center
2450 Miramar Blvd., University Heights, OH

>> Casino & Bar – Cash only. There will NOT be an ATM at the event.


Thank you so much! We have sponsorships ranging from $250-5000. Read here for details. Two options for purchasing sponsorships:

  • Purchase online – COMING SOON!
  • Mail in the form and a check – Please complete the form below and mail in a check. See form for all details.

Details & Printable Form: 2020 Mardi Gras Sponsorship Form


Event tickets will be sold online. A link will be added here as soon as the box office is open!


  • Event or Ticket Questions? Email Ann King @ ann.roche.king@gmail.com
  • Sponsorship Questions? Contact Kerianne Hearns – 216-407-7240 or kd102001@hotmail.com. Stay tuned for buying sponsorships online!
  • Questions about what to expect from the evening? Scroll down.

What to Expect

What to Expect

Dress – Think cocktail attire

Enjoy gambling, music, New Orleans-style food stations and a full bar to keep everyone sated for the Lenten season. Come with an empty stomach and full wallet. ** Casino & Bar – Cash Only **

The main showcase for the event will be an exciting Paddle Raise Auction led by our very own Father Kiser and Lucy Iemmolo!

Auction Items

Last year’s auction items catered to parties, golf, wellness, local sports and Gesu Spirit, of course! 2020 auction items will be even more fun! Keep an eye out for details.