By the grace of God, the generosity of our alumni and friends, and the devoted prayer and work of hundreds of volunteers, we are pleased to announce that this year’s Auction for Christian Education (ACE 2015) once again achieved record-breaking status. The regular auction, along with our generous Penny Donors’ commitment to match one penny for each dollar raised by the regular auction, netted just over $396,000 to fund Catholic education in Hays. In addition, $325,017 has been committed to “Item 60″ which will be used to make functional improvements to Al Billinger Field House. This includes more than $37,000 in matching funds from the Leo J. and Albina Dreiling Charitable Trust. The Trust will continue to match, dollar for dollar, further donations to Item 60 until the full amount of the $100,000 match can be utilized.
With the amount of the regular auction along with the Penny Donors’ contributions added to the amount already committed to Item 60, the auction total stands at more than $721,000 with the potential to reach well over $800,000 in the coming weeks with increased donations to Item 60 which will be matched by the Dreiling Trust.
We want to thank everyone for the generous donations and thousands of hours of service that made the event such a success. We owe a debt of sincerest gratitude to the night’s attendees who continue to make Catholic education in western Kansas a priority. To our alumni and friends who were with us through the live streaming online from around the globe, and to all who were with us in spirit, we offer our humble but sincere thanks with the assurance that our school and our traditions remain unparalleled because of you.
If you would like to contribute to Item 60 to take advantage of the Dreiling Trust match, contact the TMP-Marian Alumni Association at email@example.com, by phone at 785-625-9434, or simply by using the convenient and secure Paypal link below.
May God bless each of you as our current and future students are blessed through your devotion.
-Jeff Brull ’94
ACE Raffle Winners
(matching 1 penny for every dollar raised by all except live auction item #60)
Bruce and Linda Weilert
Charles ’54 and Marlene ’54 (Gabel) Brull
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Danny ’93 Dinkel and Dustin ’04 Washburn
In Memory of Jean ’67 (Pfannenstiel) Basgall
In Memory of Larry Brenner
In Memory of Fred Deal
In Memory of Marie ’53 (Pfannenstiel) Gabel
Todd and Lisa ’88 (Gottschalk) Gabel
In Memory of Charlie Staab Jr.
Insurance Planning, Inc.
Benno ‘34 & Mary ‘40 Karlin Family
Agnes ‘61 (Karlin) Shtogren
Marilyn ‘65 (Karlin) Tani
Clem ‘70 Karlin
Norman ’52 and Marilyn Karlin
Kuhn Farms, Inc.
Pat and Diane ’79 (Honas) Kuhn
Gary ’71 and LouAnn Geist Family
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish
Galen and Cathy Pfeifer
Galen ’80 & Cindy Romme
St. Anthony Parish
St. Catherine Parish
Please view the catalog for a complete listing of donors, items, and sponsors.