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City Year Kansas City’s Idealist Gala

Join us at City Year Kansas City's annual Idealist Gala!

City Year’s annual gala is a celebration of our students, AmeriCorps members and community members who challenge cynicism and inspire others into action. Ranging from $2,500-$25,000, all event sponsorships support City Year Kansas City’s critical work in schools, ensuring the 4,000 students we serve have the support they need to thrive, in and out of the classroom.

The Idealist Gala honors individuals who, like our AmeriCorps members, embody the spirit of idealism by giving the Idealist of the Year Awards to individuals who are making a difference in the life of one person, an organization or an entire community. All sponsors at the Silver Level and above can honor an Idealist from their organization, who will be publicly recognized during the event.

Click here for more information on sponsorship benefits. Table sponsor levels are as follows: Bronze $2,500 / Silver $5,000 / Gold $10,000 / Platinum $25,000.

Know an Idealist? Nominate them through the Idealist of the Year form.

To buy an individual ticket to City Year Kansas City’s Idealist Gala, click here.

To become one of our table sponsors or for more information on the Idealist Gala, contact Bridget Barclay Sudol at

Event Details
  • Event location GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, North Club
    1 Arrowhead Dr.
    Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Event date Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Event time 5:30 pm CDT
Platinum sponsors

The Petersen Family Fund

The Hargroves Family Foundation
The Hunt Family Foundation
The Hunt Family Foundation
Gold sponsors

The Donovan Family Foundation

Karen Daniel

Curt & Rachel Petersen
Silver sponsors
Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell
Bronze sponsors
Rubin Brown
Rubin Brown

National Strategic Partners
  • AbbVie logo
  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Red Nose Day logo
National Partners
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Bank of America logo
  • Celanese logo
  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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