Annual Scholarship Dinner & Auction...and Golf Outing!

2019 Scholarship Dinner & Auction/Golf Tournament was a Success!

2018 Golf Tournament

The 2019 St. John’s Annual Scholarship Dinner & Auction...and Golf Outing was a huge success! Parishioners, alumni, parents, and friends gathered on Saturday, September 14th to enjoy a wonderful evening and to support our school. This gala event is a beloved tradition at St. John’s and the night of the event, the campus was alive and buzzing with guests. An army of volunteers, led by the hard working Scholarship Dinner committee members, worked tirelessly to deliver an enjoyable evening. The night started in the lower level of Klauder Hall with cocktails and hors d’oeurves, along with a chance to bid on silent auction items and purchase gift pull tokens.  Afterwards, the event moved upstairs in Klauder Hall for dinner and the exciting live auction. 

In addition to the evening’s events, the day began with the scramble golf tournament at Sheridan Golf Course. Thank you to all who supported St. John’s School and this year’s Scholarship Dinner & Auction...and Golf Outing!

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Interested in sponsoring next year’s event? It’s never too early! There are many opportunities, at varying levels, to meet your needs. Our team would be happy to discuss ways that you could best support this most worthy event.

For more information on the 2020 Annual Scholarship Dinner & Auction, contact Michelle Salemi at (716) 877-6401 (office), (716) 868-0096 (cell), or You can also click here for information on the 2019 event. 

History of Our Tournament

Nearly a decade ago, the SJS Scramble Golf Tournament and Scholarship Dinner was introduced as a major event for our school.  Each year, this event continues to thrive and grow. Since its inception, the event has raised over a quarter-million dollars!  St. John’s dedicates the proceeds from this event to scholarship and tuition assistance. These funds are also used to enrich the lives of our students by providing enhancements to our academic programs and campus life.

Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship

The Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the founder of our Scramble Golf Tournament, Mary E. Kirwan. A woman dedicated to Catholic education and the St. John the Baptist community, Mary has nurtured this from its infancy to the premier event it is today. A scholarship has been established that is awarded annually to a student who embodies the qualities consistent with Mary’s character—demonstrating leadership, faith, service, and the pursuit of excellence.

Recipients of the Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship were awarded this past June. Each scholarship award winner is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship for emulating the qualities consistent with Mary Kirwan's legacy. Candidates were nominated by the faculty and underwent an interview by the scholarship committee.

Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2019 Mary E. Kirwan Catholic Education Scholarship Recipients!

Mary E. Kirwan, Lily Cook, Grace Eberl, Rev. Michael Parker, Emerie Ficorilli, Evan Schraufstetter, and Principal Jenny Bainbridge