League Of St. Maur

The League of St. Maur is a private membership providing ongoing support to further the mission of Maur Hill - Mount Academy. Founded by Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB, in 1965, the League fizzled out in the 1990s. President Phil Baniewicz brought it back to life in 2010, and it continues to grow to this day.

Any individual or married couple is eligible to join the League of St. Maur and can join annually at one of five levels: Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($2,500), or Silver ($1,000), and now two new entry levels: Copper ($500) and Jr. Raven/young professional ($250). The elite annual giving level is the President's Circle at $10,000 and above. New members are being added regularly to these essential groups that set the foundation for the ongoing success of MH - MA. If you haven't joined, there has never been a better time. Learn more. The League also holds an annual event honoring school supporters with the Fidelis Award.

Join Us for a Very Special Night

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel
775 Brasilia Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Join us in person for the annual League of St. Maur Dinner as we gather at the Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel to celebrate and honor special people who have made a lasting impact on Maur Hill - Mount Academy. Plan on a festive night that no one will soon forget! Whether you are a member or not, you are invited to join us for the League of St. Maur dinner while seats are still available. 

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. - Mass
5:00 p.m. - Sponsored cocktail hour & silent auction
6:15 p.m. - Dinner and program

  • Cocktail attire requested. Black tie optional.
  • Special room rates of $139/night are available at the Airport Marriott. Please call 816-464-2200 to book your room.

Event is now sold out. Thank you for your support!

Become a Member of the League of St. Maur

Fidelis Award

Skip '83 and Traci '84 Miller

Skip and Traci Miller sitting in front of tropical plants smiling and holding hands

Alumni of the Year

Maur Hill-Mount Academy will also recognize Dan Pombo as this year’s “Alumni of the Year” honoree for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the school. Dan, originally from St. Joseph, MO, came to Maur Hill-Mount Academy as a boarding student after a recommendation from childhood friend, Steve Bartulica. This decision changed Dan’s life. Looking back, he says, “It was incredible going to school with students from all over the world and experiencing their cultures in small town Kansas. I love coming back for reunions and fundraising events to see everyone again. MH-MA is such a special place.” Dan’s younger sister, Maki, followed in his footsteps and attended Mount St. Scholastica.

After Maur Hill, Dan attended Amherst College in Massachusetts for his undergrad and received his law degree from Northwestern. After realizing corporate law wasn’t for him, Dan dove into finance, taking him to a banking career at J.P. Morgan. He is currently serving as the managing director and head of restructuring in their investment banking division in New York City. During his career, Dan has been instrumental in aiding the bankruptcy relief of California’s largest electric utility, as well as Toys R Us and South America’s largest airline, LATAM.

Phil Baniewicz comments “Dan’s professional career helping companies is a huge asset to Maur Hill-Mount Academy as he serves on the Board of Directors, aids in our strategic planning, and is just a phone call away for advice and help. He is very deserving of the Alumni of the Year award!”

In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his five children as well as playing golf and skiing.

The League of St. Maur is a private membership that provides ongoing support to further the mission of Catholic education at Maur Hill-Mount Academy. The annual dinner is the largest fundraising event for the school and is where they honor distinguished supporters and alumni of MH-MA. 

League of St. Maur Alumni of the Year - Dan Pombo