VIrtual Tickets still available! Purchase below.
Make plans now to be whisked away by the ambience of the romantic streets of Paris! This year’s Gala will be held on Friday, September 24th at the beautiful Abbott Event Space in the heart of the Crossroads. The event will be a HYBRID event with In-Person and Virtual Tickets available. All virtual attendees will receive the Zoom link immediately upon purchase.
A creative black-tie affair with cocktail hour, cash bar and live music from 6-7pm, followed by buffet dinner and awards program. Exquisite desserts by Chef Tiffany Bohm-Taff. Parisian music by instrumentalist Jane Christison, and entertainment by Beth Byrd-Lonski.
Face masks will be required, and social distancing protocols will be in place to provide a safe environment for our guests.
Every year we honor individuals, organizations and businesses in Kansas City who advocate for people with disabilities through their actions and support.
Browse and bid on the many gift items, Chiefs memorabilia, recreation experience packages, wine tastings, gift certificates, food items, gifts and more! Additional items added every few days until the Gala. Bidding closes at 9:00pm, September 24. Need not be present to win.
Here's how to bid
The Golden Ticket is a raffle game where the winner gets to pick from 4 exclusive travel packages or 12 bottles of exquisite Tuscany wine.
Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100. Only 100 tickets will be sold!
One lucky winner will be chosen at the event. You do not need to be present to win.
PURCHASE your GOLDEN TICKET here! (See instructions above on how to sign-in to our bidding platform)
Winner chooses one of these 4 Golden Ticket Exclusive Vacations
We would like to thank Jennifer Salva and Logan Weed who are serving as Co-Chairs of the "An Evening in Paris" Planning Committee. Jennifer, an Attorney for Kuckelman Torline Kirkland, is driven by a dedication to meaningful inclusion and justice for individuals of all ability levels in our community. Logan is a Project Manager at LLC RCC Framing, LLC, an experienced designer with a proven background in the building components industry.
Other committee members include Jordan Ward (Immediate Past Co-Chair), Chris Albright, Jessica Barranco, Hilary Muehlberger, Kelly Grooms and Mitch Chalk.
We are thrilled to have Kelly Eckerman serve as Emcee for our In-Person Gala. Kelly has been a KMBC 9 News anchor and reporter for more than two decades. Born in Russell, Kansas, she fell into a TV career and worked at various stations in Iowa and Illinois before coming to Kansas City in 1990. Kelly has won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting, and is a two-time Emmy winner. She's also won various state and regional reporting awards. Kelly works with numerous charities throughout the year." (shared from kmbc.com)
An Evening in Paris will be held at The Abbott which features a first-class guest experience in a strikingly decorated re-purposed warehouse. Located in the unique and energetic East Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City.
The Abbott is the ideal setting for our memorable event and features a white washed vaulted ceiling, white washed original brick walls, 5 stunning chandeliers, polished concrete floors, glass walls and a private outdoor patio. The Abbott is a perfect location for our themed Gala this year, its beauty compliments the beauty of the evening.