We are very grateful for your support of the 2017 Gaudeamus ("Let Us Rejoice") event! Thanks to our presenting sponsors, Peter and Veronica Mallouk, our generous underwriting and table sponsors, and a record-setting crowd of 1,518 guests, the 15th annual Gaudeamus resulted in pledges of more than $1.14 million for CEF scholarships, setting another record!
During the October 21 event, Stan & Suzan Cramer received the 2017 "Michael and Patty Morrisey Angels Among Us" Award and 41 Action News received a Special Service Award.
Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral received the 2017 Jospeh F. Naumann CEF School of Excellence Award. CEF student Yaneli Jacinto, a senior at Bishop Ward High School, shared her story with the audience during the event; video of her speech is available here.
Christa Dubill served as event emcee, and a crew from 41 Action News provided live interviews of guests throughout the evening. Singer Ron Gutierrez and the youth choir from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa performed during the event, as did the Mater Dei Catholic School Drumline.
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