Gala Auction, A Toast to Sion!

Thank you to the many
members of the Sion community who made our Annual Gala Auction a huge success - to our alumni, parents, friends, community members, and students - we salute you!
On March 7, 2020 at The Westin Kansas City Crown Center, we gathered together to raise funds to ensure that our students receive the best education in an environment that empowers minds, transforms hearts, and creates an impact. With the help of our amazing community we raised over $700,000 to benefit Sion students.

Fund-A-Need 2020

One of the things that allows Notre Dame de Sion to serve students from all areas of Kansas City is our ability to offer families who need financial assistance the means to have their child join our 108 year tradition. This year alone, Sion will dedicate more than $1 million of direct financial assistance. This includes covering the gap between full tuition and the cost to educate each student, meaning every family at Sion receives some level of financial assistance.

View the 2020 Fund-A-Need video to see who benefits from your donation. Without you, students like these would not be able to live the Sion experience.

Thank you to our 2020 Gala Chairs

Honorary Chairs
John and Nancy Houlehan
Joe Houlehan and Katherine Bontager Houlehan '97
Matt and Mary Ann Knopke
Nick Timmons and Megan Houlehan Timmons '04

Jen and Don Clarkson, 2021 Step-up Chair
Allison and Bill Patterson, 2021 Step-up Chair

Here's a Toast to our 2020 Sponsors

Toyota Corolla Sponsor
MOLLE Automotive Group
Decorations Sponsor
Country Club Bank
Jill and Ray Kowalik
Ann and Frank Uryasz
Chardonnay Sponsors
Academy Bank
Julie Walker Browne and Pete Browne
Anne and Chace Brundige & Jennie and Chad Gunther
Fendler Family Fund
Kissick Construction
Patti Poskin Manning ’85 and Nick Manning
The McDonnell Foundation, Inc.
McMeel Family Foundation
Midwest Compounders
Schloegel Design Remodel
Souix Chief Manufacturing

Merlot Sponsors

Abby and Mark Henke
Joan Horan
Nancy and Ken Mellard
Midwest Trust

Pinot Noir Sponsors
Joy H. and Kelly N. Boan
Matthew G. Boan
Brian M. Anselmo Memorial Foundation
Cashen Brothers, LLC
Sue and Joseph Fahey
Connie and Kevin Fahey
Lawrence Gates
Gould Evans
Hollis + Miller
Janet and Darren Lovick
Tracy Davis Mackey GS ’84, ’88 and Todd Mackey
Sharon and Tom McCullough
Nikki and Kim Newton
Polsinelli PC
Doris Brager Rogers GS ’84 and Rob Rogers
Megan and Christopher Schumm
Shepard Wealth Management Group
Susan M. Stanton ’66
Becky and John Turner
Twin Financial
Sauvignon Blanc Sponsors
Jodi and David Belpedio
Michael Hays
Laura and August L. Huber, III
Joseph Huber
John J. Sullivan, Jr. Foundation
Keith Connell, Inc.
Mary Ann and Matt Knopke
Kelly and David Laughlin
Leslie and Jeff Marsden
John McCarthy
Michael McNamara
Susan Henke Miller ’78 and Steve Miller
Sharon and James H. Reinert
Richard W. Robinson
Melinda and Phillip R. Smith
Angela and Chris Sweeny
Julie and Chris Thompson
Julie and Kevin Tushaus
Unlimited Logistics, LLC
Kim and Michael L. White
Table Hosts
Debbie and A.L. Bontrager
Jennifer and Drew Coates
Commerce Bank
Andrew and Stephanie Eilert
Mary Ann and Matt Knopke
Kylie Wood Owens ’02 and Eric Owens
Brenda and Phillip Sanders
Connie Scavuzzo Shay '82 and Jim Shay
If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Molly Fisher '86, Event Coordinator, at or 816.942.3282.

Notre Dame de Sion
Grade School for Girls and Boys
3823 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64109 
P: 816‑753‑3810 | Email
Notre Dame de Sion
High School for Girls
10631 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
P: 816-942-3282 | Email