Night of Independence Awards
A 1920's Evening of Giving!
Saturday, September 26
The Abbott Kansas City
1901 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO
It’s 2020 and we are headed back 100 years to the days of prohibition, swing dancing, flapper dresses, pinstriped suits and Model-T Fords. This year’s Gala will be held September 26th at the beautiful Abbott Event Space in the heart of the Crossroads.
We’ll turn the event on its head this year with many surprises added to our guest experience. The featured entertainment will be A La Mode. They will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City.
Save the date on your calendar and plan to come out and celebrate our 2020 award winners, raise some funds for TWP’s future, and have a 1920’s Roaring Good Time!
Gatsby Gala Chairs
About the Gala
The Whole Person’s Gatsby Gala Night of Independence will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that are working to further The Whole Person’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.
This creative black tie event of giving supports programs and services for people with disabilities throughout the Kansas City metro area.
A little fun never hurt nobody!
This 1920’s themes gala not only pays homage to the Great Gatsby but also the big band jazz of the time. Throw on your jauntiest pinstripe suit or your fanciest flapper dress and travel back in time to swing and dance the night away!
Our Venue - The Abbott Kansas City
Our Gatsby Gala 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.
Music by A La Mode
The featured entertainment will be A La Mode. They will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City. The spirits of Django Reinhardt and the sultry songstresses of the past are alive and well in the present. Led by phenomenal guitarist Clayton DeLong and enchanting songstress Jesica “Baby J” DeLong, A La Mode takes that authentic, swinging, improvisational Kansas City style and blends it with French and gypsy jazz. Joined by KC’s finest players on upright bass, violin, drums, brass and more, A La Mode is a staple of today’s Kansas City Jazz scene.