A Record-Setting night to Remember

Another amazing night goes down in history! This year marked the 14th anniversary of SpireFest, the largest and only scholarship fundraiser at the University of Saint Mary. SpireFest 2017 brought over 500 guests together, raising nearly $260,000 (a record high) for USM student scholarships.

Guests enjoyed bidding on silent auction items while USM’s very own Pauly Leetz, C’92, graciously served as the emcee. Joe, C’94, and Emily Contrucci served as the night’s event chairs.

A big thank you to our Saint Mary Concert Choral for performing, along with SpireFest Superstar Sponsors, for a full list of sponsors visit stmary.edu/SpireFest.


Executive Producer 

Marie-Therese, C’71, & Carle Baker

Joe, C’94, and Emily Contrucci
Premier Financial Partners
Western Rubidoux Inc.

Apollo Sports Video
Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc.
Lankford/Fendler & Associates
Jane Ellen Liebert, C’97
Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Academy Leadership
Berkel and Company Contractors, Inc.
Mary Alice Bramming, C’65
Commerce Bank
Electrical Associates
Family of Sr. Vickie Perkins
Great Plains Trust Company
Holmes Murphy
Husch Blackwell, LLP
J.F. Denney Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Law Office of Andrew T.
Christie, LLC Edward and Suzy Spalty Straub Construction Company
Marlene, C’62 & Bill Trenkle

Table Sponsor 
Aramark Capital Electric
Kathleen, C’82 & Edward Fogarty
Mike, C’98 & Mollie, C’99 McNally
St. Luke’s Cushing Hospital
Linda Winter
Kathy Woods

Country Floral Entertainment

Entertainment Sponsor 
Mid-America Merchandising, Inc.

Bar Sponsor
The Robert Doran Family
Col. Stanley and Saundra Evans
John & Marilyn Gordon
Heartland Dental Group
Jackie and Henry Massman
Rita and Robert Mika
Joseph Snyder & Marilyn Page, C’72
P1 Group, Inc.

Pictures from the evening are posted at stmary.edu/SpireFest. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for SpireFest 2018: April 14

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