Welcome back to Gaudeamus!

We're thrilled you'll be joining us.

Through your support of this year's Gaudeamus, CEF will be able to support more than 1,700 students in need with scholarships to attend K-12 Catholic schools this year alone. Thank you!



Bookmark this page for the latest information leading up to our October 23rd gala.

Gala Details

The annual Gaudeamus gala will be an exciting evening where 1000+ guests join together to benefit the children and schools served by the Catholic Education Foundation. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment by the Christ the King Catholic School children’s choir and the Mater Dei Catholic School drum line, and an after-event featuring local Kansas City band, Wonderfuzz!

Gaudeamus Evening Schedule

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

6:00pm  |  Cocktail Reception

7:15pm  |  Dinner & Program

8:45pm  |  Live Band & Dancing

Parking: In light of COVID-19 concerns, the Sheraton is not offering valet parking at this time. Please park in the north parking lot off 110th Street at the convention center.

Note: Uber and Lift drop off on 110th Street.

Registration: New this year, to allow more space in the cocktail reception, registration will be on the ground floor of the convention center - right as you enter from the north parking lot.

Park in the north lot & enter in the north facing garden level doors
Please check in right inside the north facing garden level doors

The Catholic Education Foundation is following all state and local COVID-19 regulations. For details, follow the link below.

covid considerations


Contact Amy Meara today at the link below!

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This year, you can host a Gaudeamus party in your home, complete with gourmet catering, wine and special gifts for a party of 10. Other options are available, too.


Your sponsorship can open up another desk for a child in need.


Your support is changing the lives of low-income students in our Archdiocese every day, and there are plenty of ways to give to this year’s Gaudeamus. Check out this list to decide what’s right for you!