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KVC’s 2022 Friday Night Live Gala Raises $370K for Children and Families in Crisis

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Gala and the children and families served by KVC!

March 4th was an incredible evening filled with spectacular energy, cowbells and so many memorable moments. Sponsors and attendees raised a record-breaking $370,000, supporting our work to ensure children are safe and connected to a strong family and healthy community.

Guests arrived at The Abbott on a gorgeous spring evening. Over 400 party-goers enjoyed delicious cuisine and plentiful cocktails, played Heads or Tails and danced to the music of Lost Wax. Emcees Christa Dubill and Kevin Holmes presented a heartfelt video about one young girl’s journey to mental wellness at KVC Hospitals. The KC Improv Company brought the laughs with their hilarious show and Tanna Guthrie led an exciting live auction. All proceeds from the night benefited the children and families served by KVC.

Thank you to our Gala Chairs Maria and Sean Hurley, our Presenting Sponsor Brown & Brown, our many generous corporate sponsors, donors, committee members, party-goers and volunteers for making this year’s Gala such a success!

We’d also like to thank ShutterBooth KC for keeping our guests entertained and providing keepsake photos of the fun; Randy Neal Floral Design for adding colorful flair with stunning florals; Forerunner Signs & Graphics for providing helpful and eye-catching signs, and the amazing Karen Watts for delivering mouth-watering catering for all of our guests. We’re so grateful to all of you!


If you weren’t able to attend the 2022 Gala, you can still support children and families served by KVC by making a donation.

View more photos of the night on our Facebook page and be sure to tag yourself and your friends! 


THANK YOU TO OUR GALA CHAIRS

MARIA & SEAN HURLEY

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR GALA PLANNING COMMITTEE

Renny Arensberg • Noreen Dupriest • Nicole Feltz • Celia Fritz-Watson • Shannon Fucik • Stacee Higgins • Lori Holmes • Maria Hurley – Gala Chair • Beth Jaworski • Shannon Julian • Michelle Lawrence • Gina Lindell • Morgan Loewenherz • Jennifer Longhofer • Kim Madden • Amanda Steele • Kim Stevens • Laura Treas • Amanda Volmer • Beth Whalen

We lost a dear friend and dedicated Gala Committee member this past year. Special thanks to Peg Melton for her many years of service, support and amazing cookies!