Special thanks to all that made the 45th Annual Snow Ball a tremendous success.
Snow Ball is more than a great party. Funds raised from this annual event support more than 20 programs and services offered by Catholic Charities, and an impressive 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to assisting our neighbors in need. Each minute, a family in our community will receive services by Catholic Charities. Our full range of programs focus not only on stabilization, but also on strengthening families for the future.
Snow Ball Leadership
Don and Patty Kincaid | Honorary Presidents
Neil and Fran Douthat | Presidents
Mike and Maureen Bukaty | Immediate Past Presidents
Mike and Jo Kuckelman | Incoming Presidents
John and Mary Campbell | Patron Committee Chairs
Joe and Melissa Valenciano | Table Committee Chairs
Matt and Lori Keenan | St. Martin of Tours Hosts
David and Mary Caffrey | St. Martin of Tours Co-Chairs
Mike and Mary Ann Caffrey | St. Martin of Tours Co-Chairs
Fr. Al Rockers | Pastoral Liaison
Annie Brooks | Invitation Chair
Donna Teahan | Reservations Committee Co-Chair
Joane Wilkerson | Reservations Committee Co-Chair
Nate and Kelly Bukaty
Matt and Hilary Cindrich
Phil and Amy Connealy
Bryan and Jeremy Didier
Mike and Diana Gates
Jacob and Angela Gillen
Mike and Susan Lally
Brandon and Sarah LaSala
Tyson and Veronica Marrs
Ellen T. McCarthy and Todd Peterson
Jonathan and Jaci Twidwell
Joe and Melissa Valenciano
Joane and Bryan Wilkerson
Steve and Wanda Wilkinson
Mike and Maureen Bukaty
John and Mary Campbell
David Cimpl and Laura Foley
Neil and Fran Douthat
Patrick and Michele Lillis
Pat and Mel McAnany
Ken and Nancy Mellard
Bob Reintjes, Sr.
Kevin and Mary Ring
Reverend Al Rockers
Kevin and Lisa Sears
Jim and Amy Sullivan
Joel and Marsha Voran
Through our annual Snow Ball, Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas raises 50% of all private donations. It’s more than just a celebration—it’s an opportunity to give HOPE to our neighbors in need.
St Rita Center
St. Rita works with Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Technical Education Center, assisting with enrollment. In addition, the participants must commit to attending sessions offered by St. Rita including intensive financial education classes.
Professional skills training for job seeking, job retention and job success including full resume and application service, interview coaching and principles of successful work behavior are also part of the dynamic curriculum.
The program is housed in Wyandotte County, where the Economic Development Council has reported that there are more than 1,400 unfilled skilled labor jobs paying $40,000+ per year.