Bishop Ward High School

New Endowment Gift!

As a surprise gift for his 70th birthday in October, Chris and Hillary Palcher Braudis wanted to recognize the strong Catholic example that Dave and Barbara have set for them.

They met on a blind date after graduation. After 47 years of marriage, they are constant role models for Chris and Hillary.

“Dave and Barbara embody what it means to live a strong Catholic life full of sacrifice and giving. They have been huge supporters to us and our family,” said Chris.

During their visit to the school, Dave and Barbara reminisced about the wonderful experiences they had at Bishop Ward High School. They were also most impressed with the Spirit Shop run by the students and the student ambassadors that toured them through the building and helped them find their class pictures.

Dave and Barbara attribute their strong Catholic values to the education and formation they received at Bishop Ward. “Our strong faith today is based directly on the religious education classes that we were taught at Ward”, they said.

To learn more about setting up a family legacy, please contact Leslie Gasser at or 913-229-3821.