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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

If you are joining us for the event, please see the following information to help plan for your attendance.

Parking: please park in lot M (see map) on the north side of the stadium and enter the Founders Plaza doors to access the North Club.

Dress: business attire and consider wearing City Year colors (which happen to be Chiefs colors too!) – red, yellow, white and black

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

sponsor list for City Year Kansas City's 2023 Idealist Gala

National Strategic Partners
National Partners