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  Avila University to host 32nd Annual Steer Dinner    
  Kansas City, MO    
February 4, 2008

The 32nd Annual Steer Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday Mar. 8, 2008 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel.  The honorary chairs are Bill Sr. and Jean Dunn.  Jean is a 1944 graduate of Avila.  The event chairs are Bob and Terry Fisher.  There will be a live and silent auction.  The Karen Davis Project will provide the evening’s entertainment.  The theme of this exciting event is “Changing Skylines,” in honor of the many local Kansas City construction projects led by Dunn Construction.

The Steer Dinner was first held in 1977 and is one of the longest running charity galas in Kansas City. Last year’s event raised more than $353,000 to benefit student scholarships.  The steer dinner has raised over $5.5 million in scholarship money since its inception ensuring that 98% of first-year Avila students receive some form of financial assistance.

The schedule of the 2008 Steer Dinner is as follows:

March 8, 2008
6:30 p.m. Libations & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Live Auction
9:00 p.m. Music & Dancing with The Karen Davis Project

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kans.

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