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February 2020

Avila University’s 44th Annual Steer Dinner & Auction

February 1 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$250

This annual event raises scholarship funds for Avila University students. The evening features a reception, steak dinner, live and silent auctions, and after party with live music. Avila University: A Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, providing undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

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Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City’s Annual Luncheon

February 27 @ 11:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$50

Join us to celebrate learning, playing, and growing at our annual benefit luncheon. Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City: To spark a lifelong love of learning through the power of play.

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Police Foundation of Kansas City’s A Call For Backup

February 28 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$250

A highly-anticipated evening of celebration and generosity. All sponsors will enjoy a cocktail reception hosted by the Kansas City Police Department with interactive equipment displays, followed by dinner and a keynote speaker. Police Foundation of Kansas City: Formed by citizens focused on reducing crime and making the community safe, the Foundation generates funds and other support for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department to enhance public safety and programs that are beyond the level of support of other funding.

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April 2020

The Children’s Place’s Angels’ Gala

April 4 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$250

Hosted by the Angel Board of The Children’s Place, this is an extraordinary evening of cocktails, dinner, a program, and live auction.  The Children's Place: is Kansas City's leading trauma-informed early childhood education program and counseling center. With dedication, love, and the highest level of research-based care, we walk hand-in-hand with the youngest children in our community and their families as they heal from life's deepest hurts.

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Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball 2020 – THE SHINING

April 4 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

Promising to be a delightful evening showcasing the finest operatic talent of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, an exceptional auction, and an exquisite dinner, with dancing to follow. Lyric Opera Circle: A group of dedicated community volunteers whose purpose is to host the annual Lyric Opera Ball, which supports world-class opera staged by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and contributes to opera-inspired education programs.

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Center for Practical Bioethics’ Annual Dinner

April 21 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$175

Bringing together the medical community to learn and celebrate the work of the Center. Center for Practical Bioethics: The Center raises and responds to ethical issues in health and healthcare by finding common ground, testing ideas, and developing programs, policies, and strategies at the local, regional, and national levels. We also provide resources to help those making ethically complex healthcare decisions and to ensure that patients’ voices are always heard.

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Midwest Innocence Project’s Faces of Innocence Gala

April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$150

Guests will hear from Honorary Chairman Will Shields and Keynote Speaker Yusef Salam, one of the “Central Park Five.” The event will feature silent and live auctions with exciting trips and items up for grabs, dinner, and wine. Midwest Innocence Project: To educate about, advocate for, and obtain and support the exoneration and release of wrongfully convicted people in the Midwest.

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National MS Society’s Dinner of Champions: Kansas City 2020

April 22 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$175

Honoring corporate leaders for their significant contributions to the philanthropic community. National MS Society: Our vision is a world free of MS. Our mission is that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever.

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Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry

April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

Join Honorary Chairmen Marny and John Sherman for a special evening celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Harry Truman presidency. Special cocktails, an elegant dinner, and the presentation of the Truman Legacy of Leadership Award, will make this an unforgettable night. Truman Library Institute: To bring the life and legacy of Harry S. Truman to bear on current and future generations through understanding of history, the presidency, domestic and foreign policy, and citizenship.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Black Tie Ball

April 25 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$350

This elegant and prestigious black-tie evening, with Chairmen Jill and Ray Kowalik and Honorary Chairmen Missy and Gary Pinkel, includes an evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, fund a fight, live entertainment, and a fabulous five-course meal. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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University of Saint Mary’s SpireFest 2020

April 25 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$175

The 17th annual event benefits student scholarships and will feature a gourmet dinner, cocktails, a live auction, and inspiring student stories. University of Saint Mary: The University of Saint Mary educates students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepares them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society.

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May 2020

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s Gala

May 2 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

Guests at the annual fundraising gala experience a live performance from Ailey II dancers and enjoy an evening of great food, dance, diversity, and inspiration. Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA): Making dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.

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Life Unlimited’s Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

May 5 @ 11:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$100

This annual event recognizes mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement, and service to our community. Life Unlimited: To support people with developmental disabilities as they experience life with unlimited possibilities.

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MOCSA’S Community Luncheon

May 8 @ 11:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$100

We invite you to be a part of this compelling educational community event to learn how we can join together to help end sexual violence. Each year, more than 1,200 guests attend the Luncheon in support of survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault: To improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and prevent sexual violence in our community.

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JDRF’s Dream Gala

May 9 @ 5:30 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

Join us for the 25th annual Dream Gala as we gather together to fund type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event brings community leaders together to fight T1D and to make life better for those who live with it, while creating a world without it. JDRF: Improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications.

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Nonprofit Connect’s 36th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

May 13 @ 11:00 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$100

With more than 1,000 members of the non-profit and business community attending every year, the Luncheon is Kansas City’s oldest and largest celebration of giving. The Philanthropy Awards honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to impact through philanthropy, Nonprofit Connect: Linking the nonprofit community to education, resources, and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

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June 2020

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year

June 5 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

A philanthropic competition among a group of dedicated individuals in communities across the United States who fundraise to drive forward LLS’s mission to end blood cancers. The man and woman who have raised the most funds in a 10-week period are  crowned Man & Woman of the Year. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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October 2020

The BOTAR Ball

October 24 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

The 71st annual event benefits scholarship and agricultural education at the American Royal. BOTAR; To cultivate commitment to our organization, further agricultural education, promote volunteerism for the benefit of the American Royal Association, and to foster enduring friendships among our members.

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December 2020

Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

December 5 @ 10:30 am
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States

Guests will revel in an elegant and magical holiday celebration. Enjoy shopping for holiday gifts and dine on a three-course lunch at this family-friendly event. After lunch, watch the matinee performance of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Kansas City Ballet; Performing three mixed repertory productions each year, as well as the ever-popular Nutcracker and New Moves. The company also reaches more than 20,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education programs…

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 70th Annual Ball and Cotillion

December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W 12th Street
Kansas City , MO 64105 United States
$200

A longstanding celebration recognizing high school students for their academics, leadership, and community service. This elegant, black-tie event includes dinner and dancing to raise funds so we can continue supporting local non profits which serve women and children. Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas; We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and…

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