TKO DJ ends the evening so be prepared to dance the night away!
Students are $20/person
Approximate time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
(depends on when the auction ends)


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Feature cocktails beginning at 5:30PM:

The “Rusty” Rebel
(ft. Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Lux Row)

(ft. Yellowstone Select from Limestone Branch)


Our Auctioneer for the night is Guy Phillips:

Guy remains one of the most sought-after event emcees in the bi-state. Though his schedule is packed full, Phillips lends himself to many charitable organizations and donates hundreds of hours of service throughout the metro area.


Introducing Alex Ruwe!   

The live entertainer during
this evening's cocktail hour from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Alex is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, band leader and DJ currently living in St Louis.  He began entertaining as a solo acoustic act while living in Spain.  His ever-growing songbook boasts 800+ covers spanning a variety of genres, and incorporating a dynamic range of popular artists including Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, Thomas Rhett and Eric Church, Etta James and Ray Charles, and Alicia Keys and Frank Sinatra. 


Blue Jeans are welcome, but not required!





If you would like to know more about our honorees Rusty & Julie Keeley,
please visit
The Giving Guide



The Annual Newman Gala is the culmination of countless gifts of time, treasure and talent contributed by numerous people — the various committees that organize and plan the event, the many individuals who procure auction items, the students and adults who volunteer the night of the event, and the supporters of the community who generously contribute financial resources. The following individuals have spearheaded these efforts each and every year since 2003, and remain valuable members of our community for years to come.

2017   |   Juan and Helena Ferreira   |   "World of Wines"

2016   |   Reggie and Carol MacDonald   |   "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

2015   |   Steering Committee   |   "Silver Jubilee- 25 Years of Dreams"

2014   |   Dave and Kathey Taiclet   |   "A Harvest of Blessings"

 2013   |   Kevin and Dena O'Malley   |   "NewmanFest"

2012   |    Jennifer and Jim Lord   |   "iGala" / Future of CSC"

2011   |   Mary and Dan Tramelli    |    "Carnevale di Venezia"

2010   |   Carol Perry    |    "Newman-opoly / 1920's"

2009   |   Bob and Melissa Zaegel   |   "60 Years of Happy Returns"

2008   |   Kelli and Chris McDonald   |   No theme

2007   |   Bill and Kathy Winfrey   |   "There's No Place Like Home"

2006   |   Gina and John Bussmann   |   "The Red Ball"

2005   |   Lee Quackenbush   |   "An Evening in Paris"

2004   |   Tom and Kathy Sommers   |   "Meet Me in St. Louis"

2003   |   Daniel and Sheena Backman   |   "Mardi Gras"



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