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Tonight's Program Details

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We’re thrilled you’ll be joining us tonight in celebrating the promise of Catholic education at our virtual Gaudeamus gala! Check out the details below for a preview of tonight’s program!

6:45pm: Pre-show begins! Tune in early for messages from friends of CEF, from students, to teachers, to priests, to supporters.

7:00pm: Program begins. Join host and CEF Board Chair Derek Teeter and Emcee Christa Dubill for an evening of celebration, including:

  • A blessing from Fr. Nick Blaha, pastor of Christ the King, Our Lady & St. Rose, and Blessed Sacrament churches in Kansas City, KS.
  • A video featuring the inspiring story of 8th grade twins and CEF scholarship recipients Andrea & Adrienne Ruby.
  • The Catholic Education Foundation Archbishop Naumann School of Excellence Award presentation to this year’s winners, Christ the King Catholic School in Kansas City, KS.
  • A message from Bishop Ward high school senior and CEF scholarship recipient Pablo Oropeza
  • The Michael & Patty Morrisey Angels Among Us Award presentation to Lamar Hunt, Jr., & Rita Hunt
  • A message from Lamar & Rita
  • A message from Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann

7:45pm: Program ends.


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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.


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!


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