A.C.E. 2015

A.C.E. 2015 | April 25, 2015

The Alumni Association of Thomas More Prep-Marian will be hosting the 41st annual Auction for Christian Education (ACE) on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Al Billinger Fieldhouse on the school campus.

Dig out those fancy bonnets ladies!  Kentucky Derby style with Off to the rACEs will be the theme.  ACE co-chairs are Rod & Verda Brin and Scott & Rhonda Stults.  If you would like to attend, auction tickets will go on sale January 30, 2015 in the alumni office, and the 500 tickets go fast.

Volunteers will be coming around during February to ask for your donations, but if you want to do something before the end of the year for tax purposes, we would be happy to accommodate your schedule.

Artwork by Trish Biddletrishbiddle.com

Artwork by Trish Biddle

Al Billinger Fieldhouse on the TMP-Marian Campus

1701 Hall Street, Hays, KS 67601


A Note from A.C.E. 2014

THANK YOU for another spectacular, record-breaking year. We owe the success of ACE to our many volunteers, donors, attendees, families, alumni, and friends. You continue to show all what special Catholic schools we have. The final auction totals are still being processed, but we are confident that you have helped us, once again, to a record-setting year. We anticipate the total for all parts of ACE to be in excess of $670,000 with nearly $350,000 being designated for expansion and reclamation of the top floor of our historic building and classroom improvements to aid our changing and growing needs. God bless you all.

We’d like to pay special tribute to our 2014 Pennies for ACE donors

whose gift of 1 cent for each dollar the auction raised outside of item #60 brought in more than $33,000 additional to this year’s record-setting total!

  • Clem Karlin & Agnes Shtogren
  • Pat & Diane Kuhn
    Kuhn Farms Inc.
  • Galen & Cindy Romme
  • “Spirit of St. Joseph”
  • “In Memory of Gary Boeve”
  • Jim ’79 & Anne Brull
  • Todd & Lisa ’88 (Gottschalk) Gabel
  • Our Lady Help of Christians
    Antonino, KS
  • St. Catherine Parish
    Catharine, KS
  • St. Anthony Parish
    Schoenchen, KS
  • Galen & Cathy Pfeifer

Perhaps you will be asked to be a penny donor for ACE 2015!

autoworldusedcarsThe raffle winners for 2014 are:

  • A 2013 Ford Focus SE donated by Kay and Dick Werth of Auto World won by Joan Ostmeyer of Hays
  • $5,000 cash prize donated by the Linus and Berneice Werth Family won by Chris Werth ’85 of Hays
  • $2,000 cash prize donated by Car Zone won by Jackie Schumacher ’79 of Wichita
  • Three $1,000 cash prizes donated by:
    • Leroy & Bernice Herrman won by Brad Eisiminger of Hays
    • Joe and Virginia Hess won by Gladys Dinges of Hays
    • Hays Car & Truck Alignment (Jim Werth & Dave Werth) won by DeLoyd Sander of Hays

You can still contribute to ACE item #60, the top floor reclamation project, by contacting the Alumni Office of TMP-Marian.

Click to enlarge. Featuring live auction items #35 and #66: Ruby jewelry ensemble donated by Kuhn's Diamond Jewelers in honor of the A.C.E. ruby anniversary. Total value: $5,995

Click to enlarge. Featuring live auction items #35 and #66: Ruby jewelry ensemble donated by Kuhn’s Diamond Jewelers in honor of the A.C.E. ruby anniversary. Total value: $5,995

View the 2014 A.C.E. catalog below or open the 2014 A.C.E. Catalog!

Once again, we thank all who supported this magnanimous effort throughout Ellis County, the Nation, and the World!

We received viewers and gifts from 5 countries and all over the United States.



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