Ursuline's Virtual Ultimate Auction a Success!

The Virtual Ursuline Academy Awards reached our widest audience ever this year, spanning the country from California to Florida and all places in between, and surpassed all expectations, raising over $252,000 for the school! Thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, and joined us in this virtual event. You made it a fabulous evening!

Attendees were wowed by the glamourous red carpet arrivals of our Class of 2021 students, mesmerized by an aerial hoop performance from class of 2002 alumnae, Kaitlin Kenny, and enjoyed beautiful music performances from our current Ursuline students.

To top it off, many generous bidders won amazing items in our silent and live auction, led by Auctioneer Lance Walker, the “fast talker”! We concluded the evening with the announcement of our raffle winners.

The night was filled with many highlights, but the most moving moment was during the Raise Your Paddle, when we debuted the Father Jack Wessling Memorial Assistance Fund. This new fund will assist students in participating in all aspects of an Ursuline experience–to help pay for school and athletic uniforms, to add funds to lunch accounts, to offset the costs of community service programs, and to help cover any fees not covered by tuition.

We asked attendees to invest in Ursuline women the way Fr. Jack did—with his whole heart. We are so thankful to share that they certainly did—the Father Jack Wessling Memorial Assistance Fund has been established with $57,000. If you missed out on the opportunity, you can still make a contribution here.

Thank you again to everyone who made this year’s Ursuline Academy Awards such a memorable and successful evening for our Ursuline community!

Missed out on some of our auction details? Check out this year’s digital catalog!

Don't forget to save the date for the 2021 Auction - Saturday, November 20, 2021!

Pictured from left: Ursuline President Ramona M. Payne '76, Ultimate Auction Chair Lisa Quatman Hoffamn '85, Auction Emcee WCPO 9News Anchor/Reporter Julie O’Neill, and Ursuline Principal Jill Hallahan.

Kelly Dehan ‘79

Bill & Lori Hogan

Michael & Jeanne Kinnaman Bauer ‘89

Cincinnati Benefit Solutions

Thad Karbowsky & Lynda M. Groh M.D. '83


Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors

Barnes Dennig

Cassinelli, Shanker & Baker Orthodontics

General Tool Company

Anthony & Mary Hobson

Thomas Holding & Eleanor Garrow-Holding

Lemmerman Periodontics

Scott & Michele Reeling


Rick & Tracy Vonder Brink

Stephen & Lisa Walsh

Adleta Group

Berry Insurance Group

Andrew & Suzanne Breckenridge

Lange Orthodontics

John & Shelly Mattes

Jos. Berning Printing Co.

Allen & Dawn Paxson

Ramona M. Payne '76 & Tony Fitts

Vonderhaar’s Catering Inc.

VSWC Architects