Showing posts with label kc charity fundraisers. Show all posts
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Angel's Gala to Benefit The Children's Place Kansas City Charity

Tonight the downtown Marriott will be the venue for the 2014 Angel's Gala benefitting The Children's Place Kansas City charity organization.

This popular Kansas City charity fundraiser will begin tonight at 6pm with registration and cocktails, to be followed by a formal dinner at 7:30pm. Tickets are $200 per person or there are several sponsorship packages available as well. For tickets call 816-363-1898. Dinner will be followed by an auction to raise funding for The Children's Place and will be led by The Nigro Brothers auctioneering team. Several great items will be up for auction. The live auction will be followed by dancing to the upbeat sounds of The KC All Stars, Kansas City's hottest dance band, produced by Adam Blue Productions.

At some point in the night there will be a game of "heads or tails" played. To enter the heads or tails contest you must donate $50. This new game is very popular now among Kansas City charity fundraisers. All members of the audience who purchased a $50 entry ticket will stand up. A coin will be flipped and everyone standing will be asked to put their hands on their head, or on their "tail". Those who are on the winning side will remain standing. The last person standing will win the grand prize, a diamond / white gold bracelet valued at $6,000.00

Other auction items for the Angels' Gala benefitting The Children's Place include a trip to Cape Cod, several diamond seat packages for Royals games, a mystery dinner party, a suite for Justin Timberlake at the Sprint Center, a personal private chef for you and a party of 6 at your house, a Lake of the Ozarks golf vacation and more.

The Children's Place is a local Kansas City charity that is dedicated to nurturing and promoting the healthy development of children who have survived extreme abuse, neglect and severe trauma. The Children's Place has been in Kansas City since 1978.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Church of the Nativity Parish Fundraiser a Smash Hit in 2013

There's big time, and then there's even BIGGER time.  When it comes time for the Church of the Nativity to throw their annual fundraiser for their school The Nativity Parish School, the entire city of Leawood shows up to party. This year, the annual fundraiser hit it's highest mark in regards to donations raised and this was partly due to a change in entertainment for the event.  Instead of going with a regular cover band this year, The Church of Nativity got with the times and brought in The Dueling Piano Guys, a National touring dueling piano act based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Although the auctioneers at this event went on a little too long for most, and started to become a little irritating (there's only so much auctioneering rattle you can stand) - when the Dueling Piano Guys hit the stage  the party lit into action. In years past, many would leave the event after the auction, but not this year. The guests immediately packed the dance floor and stayed there for entire 75 minute performance. From making "human trumpets" out of some hand picked guys and gals from the crowd, to a roaring conga line, the dueling piano guys took this event to the next level performing today's hits mixed with hits from every generation.

The totals are not yet in for the amounts raised, but they are sure to be higher than previous years and the Nativity Parish School, located at 119th and Mission in Leawood, Kansas will be reaping the benefits of many generous prestigious members of the Leawood community's donations. Both the church and the school of the Nativity offer wonderful programs for people in the community of all ages, from the school children to adult groups, this organization offers something for everyone. For more information on The Church of the Nativity and the Nativity Parish School, visit their website at

Check out the Conga Line at the charity event!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Gillis Spirit Awards Kansas City Charity Event 2012 - Kansas City News

This Friday, April 20th, 2012 will be the 31st Annual Gillis Spirit Awards Charity Gala.  This year's event will be held at The Sheraton Crown Center, formerly known as the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  There are still a few tickets left at Gillis.  Tickets are $125.00 each.  The evening's festivities will include cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, a guest speaker, the award presentation, and then a performance by The KC All Stars, winners of KMBC-TV's "Best Band in Kansas City" award, sponsored in part by Adam Blue Productions.

As one of Kansas City's oldest charities, Gillis has been in Kansas City since 1870.  Gillis' mission is to help at-risk children and families reach their potential through education, counseling, and social services. The vision of Gillis is that all children and families will live in emotionally stable, safe and nurturing environments. - Kansas City News

The 31st Annual Gillis Spirit Award Winners for 2012 are:

Gillis Spirit Awards Winner - Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks is a Kansas City Councilman in the 5th District and Pastor at Zion Grove Baptist Church. Pastor Brooks is known as a fair, no nonsense community leader and collaborator with the tenacity to get things done. As senior Pastor of the Zion Grove Baptist Church he began a food and clothing pantry ministry, feeds the homeless and founded Hope Ministries that focuses on the development of the community surrounding the church. He is the President of the Concerned Clergy Coalition, a faith based organization with a brand new initiative addressing the community and race. Pastor Brooks is also one of the founders of HOPE Academy, a Charter School that services high school dropouts.
- Kansas City News

Gillis Spirit Awards Winner -  Ann Carter

Ann is a devoted community volunteer. Two of her most significant commitments are to the youth of Wellborn Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas and Hope Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Ann’s emphasis in both educational venues is to help the children aggressively stretch their reading skills.

During the summer months Ann spends her time renovating and refreshing the six partner schools supported by the Church of the Resurrection. Ann has spent the last six years working with over 1,500 community volunteers to revitalize the playgrounds at each school. Ann also spends her time organizing community fundraisers to benefit those in need.
Kansas City News

Gillis Spirit Awards Winner -  Mary Cohen

Mary Cohen served as chair of the Board of Overseers for the United States Coast Guard Academy receiving the Coast Guard medal for meritorious public series. In addition she served as president of the Overland Park Rotary Club and President of the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation Board, Commissioner of the Kansas City Area transportation Authority, Overland Park Planning Commission and the Johnson County Community College Foundation Executive. Presently, Mary Cohen hosts a television program, “It’s our community” for the Johnson County Community College television stations and is the Executive Director of the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust. In addition, Dr. Cohen is the Chair of the World War I Museum Board of Trustees and serves on the state of Kansas Judicial Qualifications Committee.
Kansas City News

Gillis Spirit Awards Winner -  Cliff Illig

Cliff is co-founder of Cerner and co-owner of Livestrong Park and Sporting KC. He is tirelessly committed to leaving a positive, forward-looking handprint on our region, intensely driven to make every idea and every innovation a real and measurable difference-maker in our community. Cliff’s passion for Kansas City spans an extraordinary array of issues, efforts and projects. A few of his many efforts include the breathtaking growth of Cerner, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, for which he serves on the Board of Directors, the evolution of Livestrong Park, which has infused thousands of jobs and economic development dollars, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, to which he has generously given his time and the Boy Scouts of America, for which he has served as a stellar regional leader.
Kansas City News

Gillis Spirit Awards Winner -  Lon Lane

Lon Lane is President of Inspired Occasions and Chairmen-International Caterers Association Education Foundation. Lon has donated his services to literally hundreds of non-profit organizations in the Greater Kansas City area. This list is long and impressive and includes well-known Kansas City organizations such as City Union Mission, Wayside Waifs and Elmwood Cemetery. One of the less visible ways that Lon volunteers for organizations is by becoming part of their development team in creating an event. Through his guidance and ability to “think outside the box,” many events initially planned to raise much needed dollars turn into glorious affairs that raise more money and awareness for the sponsoring organizations.
Kansas City News

Gillis and Kansas City News would like to thank all of the recipients of the Gillis Spirit Awards for their dedication to the Kansas City community.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Charity Event 2011 Fundraisers in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to several excellent Kansas City charity events and fundraisers in 2011, and here at Kansas City News we like to keep you up to speed on upcoming charity events that are happening in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. So far this year we've had some great charity events including The Kansas City Zoo's Flights for Flippers featuring dueling pianos and also the Zoo's Sunset Safari featuring the KC All Stars. There are some great charity events coming up in 2011 including:

October 15th, 2011
Charity Fundraiser for Camp Quality NWMO
Although this particular event is for Camp Quality staff only, they will be holding a National meeting on Saturday October 15th, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in St. Joseph, Missouri and will feature entertainment from Kansas City's dueling pianos. Camp Quality NWMO provides year round support for children with cancer and their families. They sponsor a week long camp for the kids around the second week of June located at Camp Farwesta, just outside Stewartsville, Missouri. Camp Quality NWMO began in 1986 with 40 campers and 40 companions. The charity now averages 105 campers and 105 companions annually and this year marks the 26th camp. To get involved with Camp Quality NWMO just visit their website at

October 29th, 2011
First Hand Foundation's Masquerade Ball "Night of the Titans"
The 2011 Masquerade Ball marks the 6th year in a row that Cerner's First Hand Foundation has held this creative black tie charity fundraiser. Definitely geared toward the young Kansas City hipsters, this upscale event is held at The Midland Theater by AMC and will feature live music by Dr. Zhivegas produced by Adam Blue Productions. Catering will be provided by Hyatt Regency Catering, and there will be an open bar for the entire night from 7pm - 12am and an after party at Windows on Main on the top floor of the Midland Theater. Tickets for the Masquerade Ball 2011 are $110.00 for single tickets and sponsorship level tickets range from $1000 to $60,000. To purchase tickets please visit The First Hand Foundation is not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides funding so individual children may have access to health care that would otherwise be impossible. Backed by Cerner, the First Hand Foundation's mission is to directly impact the health status of a young life. This Kansas City charity was founded in 1995 and has distributed more than $14 million to impact 134,000 young lives in 76 countries.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kansas City Charity Events - 2010 Charity Fundraisers in Kansas City

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Kansas City Charity Events - 2010 Fundraisers

Kansas City is known for having some of the biggest and brightest charity fundraisers in the nation, but if you're not paying attention you might miss them. That's why we at Kansas City News dot pro are going to give you the skinny:

Bacchus Black Ball

Charity - The Bacchus Foundation
Event Location - The Madrid Theatre
Event Date - February 6th, 2010
Attire - Black Tie
Cost - $100 per person - $175 per couple

The 55th Annual Bacchus Ball will be held this year at The Madrid Theatre and will feature live entertainment by Kansas City's favorite 80's band, The Zeros.

Horizon Academy's Bayou Bash

Charity - Horizon Academy Kansas City
Event Location - Starlight Theater
Event Date - Saturday, February 6th, 2010
Attire - New Orleans Mardi Gras Theme
Cost - $115 per ticket (sponsorship available)

Horizon Academy will hold their 6th annual Bayou Bash this year at Starlight Theater. Auction items will include a "Pick Your Destination" vacation, a "Las Vegas, Baby" getaway, and other great items. Entertainment for the event has not yet been announced as Starlight Theater coordinator Lindsey Rood denied Horizen Academy's request for their choice of entertainment.

Code Red 2010 - The Millennial League

Charity - AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Event Location - Madrid Theatre
Event Date - Friday, February 12th, 2010
Attire - Business Casual to Black Tie
Cost - $20 general admission, $75 VIP
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The Millennial League is targeted toward young business professionals (although the spokeswoman that was just on Fox 4 was around 55 years old) and they support the missions and goals of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The Millennial League's charity event is called "Val-O-Ween" and will feature live entertainment from The Zeros.

Sunflower House - Valentine Gala

Charity - Sunflower House
Event Location - Overland Park Sheraton
Event Date - Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Cost - $150 (sponsorship available)

The Sunflower House, a charity group that fights child abuse, will hold it's annual Valentine Gala this year featuring a V.I.P. cocktail hour, fine dining, and dancing to live music provided by Adam Blue Productions.

Children's Mercy Hospital's Red Hot Night

Charity - Children's Mercy Hospital
Event Location - Kansas City Convention Center
Event Date - Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Attire - Black Tie

The focus on this year's charity event is cancer research. Children’s Mercy is working towards achieving COG designation as a Phase I/II Clinical Trial Center within their Experimental Therapeutics Program – a prestigious designation held by fewer than 25 children’s hospitals worldwide.

The Red Ball

Charity - The American Red Cross
Event Location - The Sprint Center, Kansas City
Event Date - Friday, February 26th, 2010
Attire - Black Tie
Cost - $175 per ticket (sponsorship available)

In it's third year, The American Red Cross is set to roll out the red carpet once again this year for The Red Ball. This year, the event will feature a catered dinner from Levy Restaurants and entertainment from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The event is set in a beautifully decorated Sprint Center, complete with red cross lights in the front windows of the massive event space.

Forks and Corks for Harvesters

Charity - Harvesters
Event Location - Kansas City Convention Center
Event Date - April 29th, 2010
Attire - Business Casual

The 14th annual Forks and Corks will assemble this year at the Kansas City Convention Center and will feature several top Kansas City Restaurants serving their best cuisine, a silent auction and a delightful wine selection and tasting.

Wayside Waifs - Fur Ball 2010

Charity - Wayside Waifs
Event Location - Overland Park Convention Center
Event Date - May 8th, 2010
Attire - Formal / Business Casual

Kansas City's favorite charity and charity event, Wayside Waifs annual FurBall will be held this year at The Overland Park Convention Center and will feature a live auction, and entertainment provided by Adam Blue Productions.

Jazzoo 2010

Charity - The Kansas City Zoo
Event Location - The Kansas City Zoo
Event Date - June 4th, 2010
Attire - Creative Black Tie

Kansas City's most creative and outrageous charity event has and always will be Jazzoo. Jazzoo 2010 will be no exception as there will be dozens of Kansas City's finest restaurants on site at The Kansas City Zoo, featuring their best cuisine. Party right along side the animals as the entire zoo will be flowing with festively dressed party goers.

This year's entertainment has not yet been announced, but there are usually at least 3 different live bands playing all night long at different locations around the zoo grounds.

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