Gesu Catholic School benefits from a wonderful and generous community, for which we are grateful. The support of this community enables each one of us and future Gesu families to build upon the great legacy already in place. Gesu Mardi Gras is an annual fundraising event that raises funds to modernize and renovate our school.

Event Details


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Gesu Family Center
Stay tuned for details!

Gesu Mardi Gras is the annual event that raises funds to renovate and modernize our school. Through the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we have raised over $160,000 in the past three years, which has fueled renovations and improvements in the school building to provide students and teachers with a cutting-edge learning environment.


We are pleased to share that the funds raised at Mardi Gras 2022 will be used to modernize and renovate the school’s first-floor bathrooms and nurse’s station.This would include the much-needed option to utilize a first-floor bathroom during events held in the Bulldog Gym and Family Center.

Additional funds will also be used to enhance school security features, beyond the significant improvements made over the past few years. Many areas of the school are original to the 1950s building, and as we work to ensure that Gesu remains a front-runner in education, we must systematically upgrade the infrastructure that supports our mission as well.

Sponsorships & Tickets


  • Gold – $10,000
  • Purple – $5000
  • Green – $2500
  • Parade – $1000
  • Beignet – $500
  • Doubloon – $300
  • Individual event ticket – $50

>> View this form for sponsor-level details. After you purchase your sponsorship, a Mardi Gras committee member will reach out to confirm your information and how you would like your sponsorship to be listed.


Gesu is thankful for your support. You will be redirected to the OneCause website where you can quickly pay online for sponsorships, individual event and tuition raffle tickets.


Prefer to pay by check? Sounds good! Here is a print-friendly form for sponsorships, individual event and raffle tickets. Print the form then mail to Gesu, Attn: Mardi Gras 2470 Miramar Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118.

School Updates - Thanks to Your Support of Mardi Gras!

Thanks to the success of Mardi Gras 2020 & 2021, updates have been made to nearly all classrooms – new flooring, new paint, new magnetic whiteboards to replace old (original) chalkboards, new CleverTouch interactive displays to replace old projector technology, but there is still much to do for our kids and teachers! Thank you Mardi Gras supporters!

OLD – Old original chalk board and tray. Teacher cannot easily teach with the old chalk boards because chalk no longer displays clearly for students to see. Chalk boards and trays will be replaced with new magnetic white boards, thanks to Mardi Gras funds!

OLD – Old chalk boards and 12 year old projector and interactive board, which is no longer interactive. Old technology will be replaced with the bright CleverTouch interactive boards, and the chalkboards will be replaced with magnetic white boards and tack boards, thanks to Mardi Gras funds!

NEW! New white boards, thanks to 2020 Mardi Gras funds! Mrs Pokorny and her 4th graders love the new magnetic white boards! So clean! So bright! So versatile!

NEW! New flooring to replace old carpet in Mrs. Casey’s 2nd grade classroom. So much easier to keep clean after a fun day in 2nd grade!

NEW! New CleverTouch interactive display mounted on a cart, thanks to Mardi Gras 2020 funds! This CleverTouch can be moved throughout school for use wherever it’s needed.



Krissy Clutterbuck


Erin Ryan


Carolyn Kearney