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SUA Palooza Fundraising Event a Big Success

Palooza speakers

It was a night filled with sparkle and fun at Saint Ursula Academy as SUA hosted its annual fundraiser, SUA Palooza. The theme this year was Bejeweled: A Shimmering Soiree, which blended a little bit of country and a little bit of pop and soul. Guests came dressed in sparkle and bling and some cowboy boots too, to help Saint Ursula raise money during its premier annual fundraising event. The event benefits every student at Saint Ursula Academy by funding costs not covered by tuition and other operating expenses. 

Guests included parents, alumnae, past parents, current students, faculty, staff, and friends.  They all enjoyed delicious dinner-by-the-bite from Funky’s catering, a large silent auction, raffles, games of chance, and live music by the band 2nd Wind. Students Lucy Steinert '26 and Lena Garr '24 spoke to the crowd about the values of their education and their personal experiences at SUA. By the end of the night, the dance floor was hopping! 

“We love seeing our community turn out in force for a fun and important night,” said Saint Ursula Academy President Lelia Keefe Kramer ’77. “This event helps us continue to provide the best educational experience for girls in grades 9-12 and allows us to stay at the forefront of high school education. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a big success!”

 A special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s SUA Palooza. 

Presenting Sponsor:

Peter and Erin Rouse Ragland '88

Platinum Sponsors:

A Friend of SUA

Truepoint Wealth Counsel

 Gold Sponsor:

Bahl & Gaynor

Silver Sponsor:

First Financial Bank

Huseman Group

ITA Audio Visual Solutions

Academy Sponsors:

Joel Handorf at Morgan Stanley

Ted and Barb Stenger Mechley ’64 and Family

Jennie and Steve Schuermann

Paul and Linnell Sullivan

Friends of SUA:

Mark and Mariclaire Anderson, A Friend of SUA, BlueSky Creative, Inc., Denny McKeown’s Bloomin’ Garden Center, Imbue Design, Graham and Marylynn Kalbli, Jim and Amy Kattman, The LaRosa Family Foundation, Brian and Katie More, Outdoor Environments, Inc., Eric and Mary Pettway, Jake and Jen Ragland, Sean and Sara Reinhart, John and Lisa Hilmer Riccardi ’94, The Roehr Agency, Drs. Michael and Kimberly Rohmiller, Tom and Mary Sperber, Justin and Stephanie Striet ’95

An event of this size cannot thrive without many volunteers. Thank you to our family members who donated their time to help with the planning and the night of the event.

SUA Palooza Volunteers:

Jason Ahlers - Rachel Ahrnsen - Gina Breitbeil '89 - Carmen Brunner - Missy Buchanan - Melissa Burkart - Lisa Cosgray - Heather Fricke - Corinne Malatin Gillenkirk '91 - 

Marie Johns - Amy Kattman - Kathy Kammerer '90 - Katie Leesman - Daniel Lipson - Anthony Magaletta - Bree McCabe - Theresa Mohamed - Katie More - 

Julie Torbeck Mussman '94 - Dani Rettig - Dan Schaupner - Steph Shroyer - 

Jeanne Stanton - Jennifer Thompson - Erin Timmerding - Tara Trotta '03 - 

Barbara Vaughan - Jenell Walton - Miriam Wehner - Amy Wellman