City Year Kansas City's annual fundraiser honoring the 2021 Idealists of the Year.
City Year’s annual gala is a celebration of our students, AmeriCorps members, and community members who challenge cynicism and inspire others into action. This year, we’re hosting a live virtual program to support our critical work in schools.
Can’t join us for the virtual event? You can still support our work in schools by making a donation to City Year Kansas City today.
Honoring Kansas City’s Idealists of the Year
We define idealism as the belief that you have the passion, skills, and courage to change the world. Idealism isn’t just a positive mindset, it’s a culture grounded in actionable values.
This event will honor individuals who, like our AmeriCorps members, embody the spirit of idealism. Idealist of the Year Awards are given 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 at the event.
- Katrina Scott (Chair), Mariner Wealth Advisors
- Bill Brandmeyer, Union Broadcasting/The Sharewaves Foundation
- Kathy Donovan
- Blythe Jones
- Ryan Manies, McCownGordon Construction
- Mary Meacham, Tortoise Ecofin
- Curt Petersen, Polsinelli
- Corey Scholes, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
- Tony Wilson, Microsoft
- Amy Young, Global Prairie