Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast 2017

Support Scholarships at the Augustine Institute’s Annual Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast

mardi-grasThe Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast is an annual tradition of the Augustine Institute community. Celebrate and prepare for Lent with friends! Underwrite a table and support scholarships at the Augustine Institute:

The St. Nicholas Fund supports students who encounter financial difficulty after completing more than half their coursework. Sponsor a Saint Nicholas table to support this fund. Your sponsorship includes eight seats and a quarter page ad in the program.

The Mother Teresa Fund supports students who are actively engaged in front-line evangelization in urban environments, reservations, and mission territory. Sponsors receive eight seats and a half page ad in the program.

The Blessed John Henry Newman Scholarship is a half-tuition merit-based scholarship. Sponsors receive eight seats and a half page ad in the program.

The Saint Francis Xavier Scholarship supports former FOCUS missionaries who are completing their Augustine Institute degrees. Sponsors receive eight seats and a full page ad in the program.

The Saint John Paul II Scholarship is awarded to a select number of promising young leaders in the Church each year for full-time on campus study at the Augustine Institute. Your sponsorship includes eight seats and premium placement in the program of a full page ad.

The event committee has determined that the value of each seat is $30. Your donation is the portion of your sponsorship that exceeds $30/seat. Each table seats ten. Two seats per table are reserved for Augustine Institute students or alumni.

Questions? Email or call 303-468-2934.

Event Date

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Event Location

Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

200 Inverness Dr WEnglewood

A block of rooms has been reserved for guests who would like to stay the night before. The hotel phone is (303) 799-5800.

Event Details

6:30am Rosary

7:00am Mass

7:30am Breakfast

8am Keynote Address by Bill Mumma

Tickets and Tables

(If purchasing a table, we do not need all your guest names now, but we ask that you send them to us by Feb 21.)

About the Speaker

Bill MummaWilliam Mumma

William Mumma is President and Chairman of the Board for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He has served as a full-time volunteer in this role since 2011. He ended a 30 year career on Wall Street as CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), with prior roles as Executive Managing Director and head of the Equity Division at Nomura Securities International, and partner and global head of derivatives at Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Mumma is also currently serving as Trustee at the Witherspoon Institute, Board member of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and Vice Chairman of the NY Men’s Leadership Forum. He has degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia University Business School. Mr. Mumma lives in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Kathy, to whom he has been happily married since 1983, and has six children and six grandchildren.

Hear from a Recipient

maza_anthony-150wJohn Paul II Scholar

If it were not for the John Paul II Scholarship, I would not be at the Augustine Institute, and my life would be radically different. Before coming here, my faith was present, but dry and intellectual. Thanks to this scholarship, I am now burning with a love for Jesus Christ and have learned how to effectively win souls for Him. After I graduate this May I hope to evangelize by teaching adult faith formation in a parish.