SpireFest 2019: A Record-Setting Night

Another amazing night goes down in history! This year marked the 16th anniversary of SpireFest, the largest scholarship fundraiser at the University of Saint Mary. SpireFest 2019 brought more than 400 guests together, raising more than
(a record high) for USM student scholarships.

Guests enjoyed bidding on silent auction items while USM’s very own Dr. Alison Banikowski, C’75, graciously served as the emcee. Joe Contrucci, C’94, and Pauly Leetz, C’92, served as our incredibly entertaining Fund-A-Scholar auctioneers—helping raise $92,150 in that portion of the event alone.

A big thank you to our SpireFest sponsors—the night wouldn’t have been possible without you!


Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Aaron, C’95 & Melissa Weissenfluh | ApolloSV1
Joe & Emily Contrucci + Jack, Cooper, Xavier & Rocco
Jane Ellen Liebert, C’97
Premier Financial Partners
Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc.
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Mary Alice Bramming, C’65
Country Club Bank
Morrison Management Specialists, Inc.
Saint John Hospital | Providence Medical Center
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Straub Construction Company
Husch Blackwell LLP
Capital Electric
Design Mechanical, Inc.
Tom & Marilyn Dobski
Rita & Robert Mika
Saint Luke’s Health System
Sally, C’99 & Matt Sallee
Heartland Dental
JF Denney, Inc.
Kersten Concrete Construction
Leavenworth Water Works
P1 Group, Inc.
Sharon, C’65 & Tony Albers
Catholic Mutual Group
Citizens Savings & Loan Assoc.
Kramer & Associates CPAs, LLC
Ginger Howard, C’95
Lozenski’s Mechanical Insulation
Commerce Bank
Rolly & Karen, U’03 Dessert
Kathy, C’82 Fogarty
Ken & JoAnne Karr
Joey’s Lawn Pro.
The Lankford Family
Lankford | Fendler & Associates
Dr. Caroline Mackintosh
Michael & Sarah Nyp
Linda Nowakowski Winter

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