Cristo Rey Jesuit Appoints Katherine Jennings to Board of Trustees

Baltimore, MD, March 30, 2022– Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJ), a Jesuit, co-educational, college and career preparatory school empowering students in Baltimore City to succeed both in college and work, has appointed Katherine Jennings to the Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Jennings join the CRJ community as our newest Trustee.  A long-term resident and Baltimore native, Ms. Jennings’ success as a business leader in real estate and committed investor in Baltimore communities, is joined by a board devoted to supporting the Cristo Rey mission of inspiring change in our students’ lives,” stated Cristo Rey Jesuit President, Dr. Bill Heiser.

The co-founder of Sardelli Realty, Ms. Jennings has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and community development and has completed over 300 residential projects throughout the Baltimore area.  Her work includes mixed-income residences and has partnered with East Baltimore Development (EBDI) , a non-profit committed to re-building East Baltimore.  Ms. Jennings’ expertise includes working with women-owned and minority-owned small businesses across the real estate sector. Ms. Jennings is passionate about education and believes all students deserve access to a high-quality education. She is a supporter of many local educational institutions including Loyola University, Baltimore School for the Arts, and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. She earned her B.S. from Towson University and is a member of the National Association of Realtors as well as the Maryland Association of Realtors and Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.

Upon her appointment, Ms. Jennings shared, “I am excited to join the talented Baltimore leaders that serve on the CRJ Board of Trustees. Cristo Rey is vital to providing students with the education, experience, and tools they need to succeed and become leaders in their communities.” 

About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: Founded in Baltimore in 2007, CRJ is a private, Catholic, co-educational high school, sponsored by the Maryland Province Jesuits, empowering students to succeed in college, work, and life. The school partners with students from economically disadvantaged families of racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in Baltimore City to provide a rigorous education and corporate work experience. Through CRJ’s hallmark Corporate Internship Program, students earn a portion of their tuition and, moreover, access the social capital and work experience they will need to succeed in the twenty-first century job market. For more information, visit