Chairs: Ted & Lori Maguire and Nick & Patti Manning
Co-Chairs: Samuel & Alison Schissler and Gino & Paetra Serra
Honoree: Fr. Jerry Waris
March 4, 2017
5:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:00pm Blessing and Dinner
8:30pm Live Auction
The winner of the 2017 Car Raffle was pulled at the Gala on Saturday, March 4th. The lucky winners, Gretchen and Anna Marie Wagner picked up their new car from Molle Automotive. Congratulations Wagner Family!
On March 4, 2017, over 420 members of the Notre Dame de Sion School community came together to celebrate Sion at the 31st annual Gala Auction, “A Toast to Sion”. The Intercontinental Hotel was filled with excitement as guests generously bid on the silent auction items. A fabulous meal and an impressive Live Auction added to the evening that was topped off with dancing. Thank you to our sponsors, all who attended, volunteered, and donated to this exciting evening. Your support helped to make it a huge success as we raised over $511,000 for Notre Dame de Sion School!
The Sion Gala is a major fundraiser and social event of the year. There are many ways to support the Gala, including volunteering for the Gala Auction Committee. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents, please contact Bridget Rutledge at (816) 753-3810, ext. 2160.
Ticket price of $150 per guest includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar and gourmet dinner. A table of 10 is $1,500. Cocktail attire is suggested. View photos from last year here!
A block of rooms has been reserved for March 4, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly at 816.856.9717 or www.kansascityic.com and utilize the code “NDS” for the discounted room rate of $139. Please be advised that the cutoff date is Thursday, February 2, 2017 for booking reservations in this block at the discounted rate.
Notre Dame de Sion is looking for generous groups or individuals to sponsor the gala.
Sponsorship Committee: Solicit underwriting through phone calls, letters & personal contacts.
Live Auction Committee: Solicit items through phone calls, letters & personal contacts.
Silent Auction Committee: Solicit items through phone calls, letters & personal contacts.
Table Sales/Hosts: Encourage attendance by helping fill tables of 10 guests for the auction. (Jan. - Feb.)
Chance of a Lifetime Sales: Sell at least 10 Chance of a Lifetime tickets before the Gala. Selling begins as soon as all Live Auction items are secured.
Display Committee: Help set-up & display silent auction items at the Intercontinental on Friday, March 3rd.
Silent & Live Auction
Gift Gathering Parties
Gift gathering parties support the Sion Gala as well as providing an opportunity to socialize within the Sion community. By attending a Gift Gathering Party, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends and have fun! The purpose is to collect auction items and raise additional funds.
Grade School Trivia Night: November 5, 2016
Grade School Mom's Wine Gathering Party: Thursday, January 12, 2016
Freshman Class/Sophomore Class Gift Gathering Party: Sunday, November 13, home of Doris and Rob Rogers
Junior Class/Senior Class Gift Gathering Party: Saturday, October 8, home of David and Karen Mayer
Parent Alum Gift Gathering: Thursday, November 10, Boulevard Brewery from 6-9pm
Thank you to the following couples for co-hosting the Parent Alum Gift Gathering Party:
Barclay and Frank Ross
Inez and Parker Hansen