Steer Dinner & Auction
Save the Date for the 45th Annual Steer Dinner & Auction: Saturday, February 6, 2021!
2020 Steer Dinner & Auction Recap:
For the sixth consecutive year, Avila University raised more than $1 million toward student scholarships during an energetic 44th annual Steer Dinner and Auction on February 1 at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott.
Impactful speeches and a video emphasized the importance of the evening for students who have the opportunity to receive a higher education thanks to the generosity of donors.
In addition to celebrating the Avila family, nearly 600 alumni, Sisters of St. Joseph, friends, faculty emeriti, faculty, staff members, students and friends of the University showed up in their finest red and gold attire to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs the evening before their win in Super Bowl LIV.
Greg Kratofil, Jr. and Kristin Kratofil were the 2020 event chairs, and Tricia ’00 and Kevin Lyon were the honorary chairs.
The Steer Dinner and Auction began in 1977 with the receipt of an American Royal Grand Champion steer to the University. S. Olive Louise Dallavis, CSJ, president emerita and founder of the Steer Dinner, used the gift to begin a fundraising effort that has raised more than $14 million in scholarship money.