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 all Kuemper Ball supporters!



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Meet the 2020 Friends of Kuemper Ball Chair Couples

Tom (‘82) and Paula Kasperbauer are members of St. John Paul II Parish. They have one son, Xander who is a sophomore at Kuemper. Tom and Paula agreed to be Ball chairs because they felt it was the right time for them to step up and take part in such a worthwhile cause. Tom and Paula feel very blessed to be able to provide their son with a Catholic education at the same school his dad graduated from. They are grateful that Kuemper provides the students with outstanding academics and allows them to grow in their faith at the same time.

Jeremy and Tina Schechinger, MD are members of St. John Paul II Parish. They have four children: Annabella who is a junior at Carroll High School and Liliana a 6th grader, Raymond a 4th grader and Callen a 2nd grader, all at Kuemper Catholic School. Jeremy and Tina are honored to serve as one of the 2020 chair couples for the Kuemper Ball. Having been part of the 2018 Kuemper Ball team they feel they can bring a unique perspective to the 2020 Ball team. Jeremy and Tina also believe that the Kuemper Ball does a great job of supporting the mission of Kuemper Catholic School.

Bill and Laurie Schenkelberg are members of St. John Paul II Parish. They have two children; Courtney (‘19) is a Freshman at the University of Iowa and Will is a sophomore at Kuemper. Bill and Laurie feel that having access to quality Catholic education in rural Iowa is truly a blessing. It does, however, take support from the community to make it possible. The Kuemper Ball continues to be that amazing event that pulls the Kuemper Family together in support of Catholic education. Bill and Laurie are humbled to be part of such a great tradition.

Kyle (‘97) and Onica (‘96) Ulveling are members of St. John Paul II Parish. They have two sons who attend Kuemper Catholic School; Jack is an 8th grader and James is a 6th grader. Kyle and Onica both graduated from Kuemper and can personally attest to the importance of a strong educational foundation. Kuemper provides a quality education while providing a community where students can become stronger in their faith. Kyle and Onica agreed to be Kuemper Ball Chairs as they feel it is an opportunity to serve within the Kuemper Catholic community and they are honored to be able to be co-chairs and experience the journey with good friends.


"Escape the Knight"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2019
The 34th Annual Ball was held on Saturday, April 27th at the new Kuemper Fieldhouse. The amount raised totaled $554,667! Wow!  The ball chairs were Josh and Valerie Riesberg and Rich and Tonya Ortner. 
2019 Ball Booklet 


"Generations of Pride"
Friends of Kuemper Ball 2018
The 34th Annual Ball was held on Saturday, May 5th at the new Kuemper Fieldhouse. This year's total brought the overall 34 year total past $10 million! The ball chairs were: Jacob Gutue '11, Aaron & Jessica Nepper, Jeremy & Dr. Tina Flores Schechinger, Mary Schon '72, and Tim & Barb (Burg '69) Toohey. 
2018 Ball Booklet


"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 
2017 Ball Booklet



"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.