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Gratitude Bruncheon

Celebrating Impact at the Gratitude Bruncheon

Nearly 200 of The Children’s Place’s closest friends gathered to celebrate the impact of the last year at the Gratitude Bruncheon on August 31. Thank you to all who give so generously throughout the year to make it possible for us to walk alongside young children healing from life’s deepest hurts.

Save the date for Gratitude Bruncheon 2024, taking place on June 6, 2024!

Gratitude Bruncheon

2023 Gratitude Bruncheon Honorees

Join us in congratulating our 2023 honorees:

  • Legacy Award – Rudy Liggins
  • Corporate Champions of Philanthropy – Distribution By Air
  • Advocate for Hope – Laura Jones
  • Volunteer of the Year – Sheila Hayes
  • Community Impact Award – Katherine Ellis, Jenny Kim & Kathy Schirger
  • Young Philanthropist of the Year – Mallory Wellner

Thank you to our corporate partners that support us all year long!

Platinum ($40,000+)

KPMG Foundation

Gold ($20,000 - $39,999)

Dairy Farmers of America

Silver ( $10,000 - $19,999)

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Distribution by Air
First Business Bank
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Show-Me Presentation Resources
US Bank

Bronze ( $5,000 - $9,999)

3-E Safety Services
Ash Grove
Assured Partners
Block Real Estate Services


KJO Media
Kompass Kapital
Mariner Wealth Advisors
PNC Bank
Wells Fargo

Friends of The Children's Place ( $1,000 - $4,999)

  • Affinity Homes KC, LLC
  • ARC Physical Therapy + 
  • Bank of America
  • BOK Financial 
  • CBRE
  • Central Bank of the Midwest 
  • CFR Benefits Group 
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City 
  • Commerce Bank 
  • Continental Disc Corporation 
  • Cosentino Food Stores 
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • EPR Properties 
  • G.A. Fischer Co. 
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates 
  • Kansas City Marriott Downtown 
  • Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
  • Lane4 Property Group
  • Notion CFO & Advisors
  • Range Realty Partners
  • Reardon Pallet Company Inc. 
  • Spring Venture Group
  • Van Trust Real Estate, LLC