Gratitude Bruncheon

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hotel Kansas City I 1228 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Celebrate the work of The Children’s Place and the passionate community of people who tirelessly work for local children in this special award Bruncheon. Enjoy a mission-focused program as we honor our most dedicated supporters and volunteers of the year.

Stay tuned later this spring as we announce this year’s honorees!

Sponsorship packages are now available. Learn more by contacting Sara Bland, Corporate & Individual Giving Manager, at or 816-363-8896.

Gratitude Bruncheon

2022 Gratitude Bruncheon Honorees

Congratulations to our inaugural Gratitude Bruncheon honorees:

  • Legacy Award – Bob Bernstein
  • Corporate Champions of Philanthropy – Centric
  • Advocate for Hope – Ann Tinsman
  • Community Impact – Chiefs Women’s Organization
  • Young Philanthropists of the Year – Kiewit Young Professionals
  • Volunteer of the Year – Brinda Thompson

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

Gold (20,000 - 39,999)

Dairy Farmers of America

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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Distribution by Air
First Business Bank
Kiewit logo
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 
  • EPR Properties 
  • G.A. Fischer Co. 
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates 
  • Kansas City Marriott Downtown 
  • Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute
  • Lane4 Property Group
  • Notion CFO & Advisors
  • Range Realty Partners
  • Reardon Pallet Company Inc. 
  • Spring Venture Group
  • Van Trust Real Estate, LLC