Magis gala raises record $1 million for student support
Arrupe Jesuit High School honored philanthropist Richard “Dick” Campbell with its Magis Award during the Magis Night dinner gala on Feb. 2 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver hotel. Campbell received the Magis Award for his commitment to the ideal of the magis, which in the Jesuit tradition means seeking to serve God and neighbor.
Founder of the law firm of Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray LLC in 1995, Campbell was instrumental in founding Arrupe Jesuit High School to provide a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory education to students in the Denver-metro area whose families do not have the financial resources to otherwise obtain one.
Magis Night is an annual event to help raise money for Arrupe Jesuit students. This year’s event raised a record $1 million for student support, which is approximately half of the funds that must be raised each year to support students’ education at Arrupe Jesuit.
Arrupe Jesuit president, Father Timothy McMahon, S.J., reminded the more than 1,000 supporters at the event of the many successes of Arrupe Jesuit students over the past 10 years. Arrupe Jesuit now has 323 graduates, 100 percent of whom have been accepted into a college or university. Overall, 70 percent of graduates have either earned their degrees or are still in college.