The 52nd Annual Benedictine College Scholarship Ball takes place on Saturday, February 24, 2024, and will honor Kevin '79, G '97 and Colleen McGraw '81 O'Malley with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict.

One of the Top 10 fundraising events in Kansas City, the night of fun and camaraderie allows attendees to mingle with many of the movers and shakers in the business and philanthropic community, as well as ex-classmates and energetic young students. This year’s event is co-chaired by Patrick ’94 and Kate McClard ’93 Carr and Lené Westerman ’85. Fox 4 News anchor John Holt will once again keep the night rolling as the master of ceremonies for the black-tie optional event. Proceeds from the night go to support scholarships for worthy students to attend Benedictine College, one of the great Catholic colleges in America.

Fund-A-Raven is open! Even if you can’t make it to the event in person, you can still give to support student scholarships and have your gift count toward the total raised at the 2024 Ball.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 24, 2024
4:00 PM Mass
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner & Program

Event Location

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

Contact

Doug Longstaff
Executive Director of Annual Giving
913.360.7452
dlongstaff@ctsprofessional.com

Register for the Ball

Attend the fundraising gala and support student scholarships!

Accommodations

Overnight reservations are available at the Sheraton Overland Park at the Convention Center with a special rate for attendees. Make your reservation online or call 866-837-4214, which is the Marriott 24-Hour Reservation Line. The special rate is available until February 1, 2024.

Sponsorship Levels

$50,000 - St. Benedict & St. Scholastica Sponsor

  • Underwrite a Presidential Scholarship, full tuition
  • Prominent sponsor signage at Ball and on three (3) VIP tables
  • Acknowledgement in program and from podium
  • Seating for up to 30 guests
  • Estimated Fair Market Value: $3,750

$25,000 - Legacy Sponsor

  • Underwrite a Dean’s Scholarship, half tuition
  • Prominent sponsor signage at Ball and on two (2) VIP tables
  • Acknowledgement in program and from podium
  • Seating for up to 20 guests
  • Estimated Fair Market Value: $2,500

$10,000 - Heritage Sponsor

  • Prominent sponsor signage at Ball and on one VIP table
  • Acknowledgement in program and from podium
  • Seating for up to 10 guests
  • Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,250

$5,000 - Collegiate Sponsor

  • Prominent sponsor signage at Ball and on one table
  • Acknowledgement in program
  • Seating for up to 10 guests
  • Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,250

$3,000 - Raven Sponsor

  • Prominent sponsor signage at Ball and on one table
  • Acknowledgement in program
  • Seating for up to 10 guests
  • Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,250

Sponsorship questions? Contact:

Doug Longstaff
Executive Director of Annual Giving
913.360.7452
dlongstaff@ctsprofessional.com

What are the tax benefits of sponsoring the Benedictine College Scholarship Ball?

Most gifts to the Benedictine College Scholarship Ball can be considered as charitable deductions. If you provide a sponsorship for the Benedictine College Scholarship Ball, we deduct the Fair Market Value of the sponsorship, i.e. cost of the reception and dinner per sponsor’s guests, and the remaining tax deductible gift is used for scholarships for deserving students. We will send you a receipt in the mail. Keep this receipt for your records.

What are the deadlines for paying installments on a sponsorship?

Installment payments for Benedictine College Scholarship Ball sponsorships must be made by midnight on June 30, 2024. We can help you arrange an installment plan if you choose this option of payment.

Last year's Scholarship Ball was an incredible success!

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