Kuemper Ball

The Kuemper Ball raises money to support many areas of Kuemper's general budget, including but not limited to, classroom needs, technology updates, and tuition assistance. The Kuemper Ball is very special for the fact that there are hundreds, upon hundreds of donors that contribute to the very impressive total each year. It's not several big donors that make the difference, but the many, many supporters chipping in to a cause and mission they believe in. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Kuemper Ball!

Winter Jam

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Straight out of LAS VEGAS! The Friends of Kuemper Ball host The Black Donnelly's. Grab a friend and join us at the Dedham American Legion for the "Kuemper Ball Winter Event of the Year"! A legendary Las Vegas band, craft beers, wine, and food; you don't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Saturday, Jan 20th
American Legion—Dedham, Iowa
Doors open at 7PM
Entertainment 8P-Midnight
Live & Silent Auction

Kuemper Ball's Winter Jam VIP TABLE ($500 table)
VIP tables will be reserved seating. Tables seat 8. A limit of 10 tables will be sold.

Kuemper Ball's Winter Jam General Admission ($50 each)
General admission tickets are available. Seating will be available, but not reserved.

(Ticket price will increase to $60/person at the door)




Save the Date!

Join the Kuemper community on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 for the 34th Annual Friends of Kuemper Ball!

2018 Ball Chairs Jacob Gute '11 Aaron & Jessica Nepper
Jeremy Schechinger & Dr. Tina Flores Schechinger
Mary Schon '72
Tim & Barb (Burg '69) Toohey





Past Kuemper Ball Themes and Chair Couples

"A Knight on the Red Carpet"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2017
The 2017 Friends of Kuemper Ball was on Saturday, May 6. The Ball Chairs were:
Ryan & Trish Tigges, St. Willey Parish
Jeff & Jayme Kock, Holy Family Parish
Jeromy & Lisa Sommerfeld, Holy Family Parish
Brett & Annie Greve, Holy Family Parish

"Olympic Knights"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2016
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2016 Friends of Kuemper Ball! The Ball Chairs were:
Mark & Melanie Bauer, Sacred Heart Parish
Kelly & Brenda Foley, Holy Spirit Parish
Jeff & Dawn Koster, St. Lawrence Parish
Scott & Kayla Venner, St. Augustine Parish

"A Knight to Salute"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2015
The 2015 Kuemper Ball was on Saturday, May 2, 2015.The Ball Chairs were: Ron '90 & Tasha (Stark '91) Badding of Holy Spirit Parish, Drs. John & Beth Evans of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Doug '89 & Tena Gifford of Holy Spirit Parish, and Larry & Laurie Mohr of St. Mary's Parish in Sac City. Veterans of Kuemper friends and families were honored at the event with their names listed on the "Honor Wall."

"30 Years: A Grand Kuemper Ball"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2014
The 2014 Friends of Kuemper Ball was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. It was " A Grand Kuemper Ball", celebrating 30 years of balls 1985 - 2014. This year's Ball Chairs were: Jair & Julie (Greteman '89) Mayhall, Chase '03 & Janelle (Lenz '03) Schreck, Dr. Mike '82 & Pat Soppe, and Brent '89 & Cindy Tiefenthaler.

"A Knight at the Derby"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2013
On May 4, 2013, the 29th Annual Friends of Kuemper Ball was off to the races. The knights were victorious in raising a record $552,461. Sharon Olerich, Kuemper's Alumni Director and the Ball chairpersons: Clint and Melinda Daniel, Jeff and Lori Greteman, Dirk and Beth Glynn, and John and Monica Healy coordinated the successful "Knight at the Derby."

"A Knight on Memory Lane"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2012
On May 5, 2012, the 28th Annual Kuemper Ball raised a record breaking $508,195. The event was coordinated by Kuemper's Alumni Director, Sharon Olerich, and the Ball chairpersons: Vern and Becky Behrens, Randy and Chris Batz, Drs. Eric Jenson and Karen Friedlein-Jensen, Russ and Tracy Riesenberg.

"Vegas Knights"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2011
On April 30, 2011, the 27th Annual Kuemper Ball raised a record $468,722. The event was coordinated by Kuemper's Alumni Director, Sharon Olerich, and the Ball chairpersons: Kent & Jennifer Nolting, John & Diane Odendahl, Earl & Kathy Schiltz, Jason Schwarte, and Renee Werden.

"Summer Knights"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2010
On May 1, 2010, the 26th Annual Kuemper Ball raised a record $452,105. The event was coordinated by Kuemper's Alumni Director, Sharon Olerich, and the Ball chairpersons: Mike & Deb McCarty, Jack & Vicki Rotert, Rich & Amy Wallace, and Steve & Kris Wiederin.

"A Silver Knight Celebration"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2009
On May 2, 2009, the 25th Annual Kuemper Ball raised a record $444,358. The event was coordinated by Kuemper's Alumni Director, Sharon Olerich, and the Ball chairpersons: Neil & Trish Baumhover, Curt & Kris Collison, Tom & Sherry Loughran, and Mike & K'Lynn Ludwig.