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Jazzoo 2015 - Creative Black Tie Fundraiser for The Kansas City Zoo
Date:  June 5th, 2015
Location:  The Kansas City Zoo
Charity Event Time: 7:30pm

Kansas City's largest charity fundraiser, Jazzoo has been a tradition for many years. The focus of the funding for Jazzoo 2015 will be the new Orangutan habitat, which features a 3400 square foot outdoor living area where KC zoo visitors can watch the orangutans from tree tops and also on orangutan webcams live. Jazzoo 2015 will feature excellent food from 65 local Kansas City restaurants, libation stations and deserts. There will also be live music on 4 different stages throughout the zoo. Featured on the main stage this year will be The KC All Stars, Kansas City's favorite party dance band. Opening for The KC All Stars will be Chubby Carrier.

Tickets for Jazzoo 2015 are $175 and are available for purchase at jazzookc.org
 
Fireball Run 2014 - Benefit for the Child Rescue Network
Date:  October 4th, 2014
Location:  The Independence Event Center
Charity Event Time: 12 Noon - 10:30pm

A fundraiser turned Reality Show, The Fireball Run is a charity that features contenstants "racing" around the United States to benefit the Child Rescue Network. Now in it's 8th Season, this year's Fireball Run entitled "America's Frontier" will begin in Frisco, Texas, travel to Camden, Arkansas, then Ardmore, Oklahoma, then Enid, Oklahoma, then Bentonville, Arkansas, then Pulaski, Missouri, then Sedalia, Missouri and the finish line this year will be none other than our very own Independence, Missouri at the Independence Events Center. Celebrities at the event will include WWE Wrestler "Raven", NASA Astronaut Jon McBride and BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos.

More info about the Fireball Run 2014 @FireballRun
KC White Party 2014 - Benefit for Bags of Fun KC
Date:  September 12th, 2014
Location:  The Urban Event Center (The Firestone Building)
Charity Event Time: 7pm

The old Firestone Building at 20th and Grand (across from the Cashew), which has stood vacant for several years, has been turned into a new event space called The Urban Event Center. They host many great Kansas City charity events and fundraisers and on September 12th, 2014, this will be the site of the 4th Annual KC White Party. This is a benefit for local KC charity organization "Bags of Fun" which donates backpacks of goodies to children fighting cancer. The dress for this charity event will be creative black and white attire. The evening will feature a wonderful dinner and then dancing with Kansas City's hottest party band The KC All Stars, presented by Bands for Hire Live!. Tickets are $150 each, or they also offer several sponsor packages.

For more info about the KC White Party 2014 call Bags of Fun 816-304-2327
Pour for More 2014 - Benefit for KidsTLC
Date:  May 9th, 2014
Location:  The Guild Downtown KC
Charity Event Time: 7pm

Kansas City is pulling out all of the stops once again this year for the 2nd annual Pour For More benefitting KidsTLC. This glamorous KC charity fundraiser is held at The Guild, a beautiful indoor / outdoor facility located downtown. Last year this KC charity event was a smash hit, raising a lot of funds for KidsTLC and everyone had a fabulous time! This year the event will feature a silent auction, heavy appetizers and beverages of all types, and Kansas City charity fundraiser production company Adam Blue Productions presents BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos for dancing, singing along and general mayhem! General admission tickets for Pour for More 2014 are $80 each, $65 for supporters 35 and younger, and there are several corporate sponsorships available ranging from $500 to $10,000. For more information on obtaining tickets or corporate sponsorship to this great Kansas City charity event call Kids TLC at 913-764-2887.

More information on 2014 Pour for More for KidsTLC
Angels' Gala - Benefit for The Children's Place
Date:  April 4th, 2014
Location:  Marriott Downtown KC
Charity Event Time: 6:30pm

Tonight is a big night for The Children's Place in Kansas City as they are hosting their annual Angels' Gala, a 2014 Kansas City charity event. The gala will include registration and cocktails, dinner, a live auction that will include a trip to Cape Cod, a Lake of the Ozarks golf vacation and diamond level tickets to Royals games. The Angels' Gala for The Children's Place will also feature a game of "heads or tails" in which the winner will receive a diamond bracelet. The night's grand finale will be a performance by The KC All Stars, Kansas City's hottest dance band.

The live auction will be presented by the Nigro Brothers Auctioneers.
More information on The Angels' Gala 2014 for The Children's Place
A Night Of Hope - Benefit for ALS
Date:  February 28th, 2014
Location:  Starlight Theatre Kansas City, Missouri
Charity Event Time: 6:30pm

The ALS Association will be hosting one of the biggest charity events / fundraisers in Kansas City this year at Starlight Theatre on February 28th, 2014 at 6:30pm. The evening will start with cocktails and heavy hors d'ovres from several great Kansas City restaurants. A silent auction will be held during the cocktails and grazing period and then close to start the main auction. Auction items for A Night Of Hope 2014 will include condo stays, jewelry, tickets to sporting events and vacation getaways. Immediately after the close of the main auction the charity event goers will be entertained by Kansas City's own BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos, produced by Adam Blue Productions, who will perform their incredible dueling pianos show that is unmatched in the US.

The theme of A Night of Hope 2014 will be Old Hollywood Movie Stars and Musicals and guests are encouraged to dress in Old Hollywood garb in a formal to semi-formal fashion. Tickets are $150 each or $75 each for guests under 40 years old. A Night Of Hope is a great Kansas City charity event that will also give out the George Brett award for committment, and the Tom Watson award for Courage.

A Night Of Hope 2014 at Starlight Theatre
Kansas City Charity Event benefitting ALS
Red Hot Night 2014
Date:  February 8th, 2014
Location:  Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom Downtown KC
Charity Event Time: 5pm

Children's Mercy Hospital will host it's 10th annual Red Hot Night Valentine's Gala this year on Saturday February 8th, 2014 at the new Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center (or Bartle Hall) in downtown KC. This event is a black tie optional event where men can either wear tuxedos or suits and women can come formal or semi-formal. This year's Red Hot Night will feature several different types of auctions, a sit down fine dining experience and live entertainment by The KC All Stars band, winner of KMBC's "Best Band in Kansas City". Red Hot Night 2014 is a wonderful Kansas City charity event / fundraiser and this year's gala is sponsored by Kiewit, Toyota, Deloitte among other sponsors.

Research Foundation's Candlelight Ball 2012
Date:  November 3rd, 2012
Location:  The Overland Park Sheraton Cottonwood Ballroom
Charity Event Time: 6:30pm

On the first Saturday in November on even numbered years the Research Medical Center throws out the red carpet to host a black tie gala to raise money for health education and various scholarship funding. In 2012, this popular Kansas City charity event was held at The Overland Park Sheraton next door to the Convention Center. There were cocktails in the foyer and then a fabulous dinner and a short program. This magical Kansas City charity event was then topped off with entertainment from The Dave Stephens band from Newport Beach, California, produced by Adam Blue Productions. The entire night was magical and enchanting and we are all looking forward to the next Research Candlelight Ball in November of 2014.

There were several different sponsorship levels for the Research Foundation's Candlelight Ball 2012, as follows:

$25,000 - Diamond Gala Sponsor
Three tables of 10, a sponsor welcome banner at the Research Candlelight Ball event, premier logo placement on all printed materials, ads and website, prominant table location and seating, prominent sponsor sign at the event, company representatives to be recognized at the charity event, program recognition listing and a table sign for all three tables.

$15,000 - Emerald Sponsor
Two tables of 10 at the charity event, select table seating, sponsor sign, logo on the Research Foundation website, company recognition at the charity event, program listing and table signs.

$10,000 - Ruby Sponsor
$5,000 - Entertainment Sponsor
$3,500 - Wine Sponsor
$2,500 - Platinum Candlelight Circle
$2,000 - Gold Candlelight Circle
$1,000 - Candlelight Benefactor
$500 - Candlelight Patron (2 individual tickets)

More information on the 2014 Research Candlelight Ball can be found at:
The Research Foundation, 2316 E Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132 or call (816)-276-4218



Above:  The Dave Stephens Band




The Research Foundation Candlelight Ball
Catholic Charities Celebration of Hope 2012
Date:  November 3rd, 2012
Location:  The Muehlebach Hotel Downtown Kansas City
Charity Event Time: 6:30pm

One of the most breathtaking Kansas City charity events of 2012 was the Catholic Charities "Celebration of Hope", held once again this year at the fabulous Muehlebach Grand Ballroom in downtown KC. Cocktails were served in the foyer where there were several works of art on display that were donated by some wonderful local Kansas City artists. There were paintings, large and small, and even some real guitars that were painted and decorated as works of art - a Les Paul and an acoustic guitar. There was a plated dinner followed by the uncomerable entertainment stylings of Kansas City's Big Show Dueling Pianos, produced by Bands for Hire Live. The Catholic Charities "Celebration of Hope" was a huge success as the dance floor was packed, there were big smiles all around, and a significant amount of funds were raised for a very worthy Kansas City charity.

This year's event was chaired by Karen and Sean Miller and Julie and Gerard Grimaldi.

Individual tickets were $150.00 each and the following sponsorship levels were available:

$7500 - Caritas Sponsor
$5000 - Patron Sponsor
$2500 - Partner Sponsor
$1500 - Friend of Catholic Charities

For more information abour tickets for next year's Celebration of Hope Kansas City Charity Event Contact the Catholic Charities - 20 West 9th Street  Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 221-4377

Kansas City's "Big Show Dueling Pianos" brought life to the
Catholic Charities "Celebration of Hope" in 2012
 
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