Harvest Ball

2016 Harvest Ball

The Harvest Ball is a premier event in Kansas City, filling both heart and soul, while benefiting those most in need within our community. An extraordinary cocktail reception opens the evening, which includes dining followed by dancing to the sounds of the Dave Stephens Band – known for taking the stage at the Plaza Lighting ceremonies, New Year's Eve at Union Station and Jazz Hall of Fame events. To mark Harvest Ball's 30th anniversary, “Celebrating Kansas City” will be the theme with creative black tie encouraged. VICTORY Honorees, young leaders with outstanding leadership, scholarship and philanthropic accomplishments, will be recognized for their achievements.

2016 Harvest Ball
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Grand Ballroom at Kansas City Convention Center
16th Street & Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64101

Cocktail attire, black tie optional 

5:30 - 6:45 - Cocktail Reception
7:00 - Program
 Lara Moritz, KMBC 9 News
 President’s Remarks- Jan Kauk
 Presentation of the 2016 VICTORY Honorees
 & Pages Invocation
7:30-7:45 - Dinner 
8:30-8:45 - Live Auction
9:00 - Dancing to the sounds of the Dave Stephens Band


2016 Benefactors’ Reception

& Grant Presentations

A celebration and culmination of hard work and fun wraps into a reception where Harvest Ball Society members will recognize their generous donors and present the funded charities with grant awards. The festive evening event will commemorate 30 years of Northland philanthropy.

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Thursday, January 19, 2017
777 Argosy Casino Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150


Cocktail Attire, Black Tie Optional

Live Auction Items




    Kansas City Royals Package

    Signed Hosmer jersey and bat along with a World Series Union Station framed photo.





    Kansas City Chiefs Package

    A Chiefs full sized helmet signed by hall of fame players; collector item signed by the super bowl ’69 team, Len Dawson jersey.





    Art by Paul Eade

    During our reception and dinner, watch this very talented Northland artist paint a one-of-a-kind work especially for the Harvest Ball. 





    Stunning Jewelry

    by Meierotto’s

    Enhance any outfit with this versatile and dazzling diamond pendant necklace and matching ring in sterling silver with 18 karat yellow gold accents and pave diamonds. Suggested retail price for this set is $3,800





    Home for the Holidays

    Celebrate the holidays in style with the package that will make your home shine inside and out! Spectacular outdoor illumination by Santa’s Holiday Lighting, dramatic indoor décor by John Shackelford Botanical Designs, and worry-free housekeeping courtesy of TLC Cleaning.


Our Sponsors

Our Spotlight Sponsors


Principal Underwriter

Dave and Jamie Cummings

Irven E. & NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation/ a supporting organization of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


Major Underwriters

Hughes Family Foundation



View All Sponsors

VICTORY Underwriter

Jan and Sam Carter
Garney Construction
Gill Family Investments

Hallmark Cards
J.B. Reynolds Foundation
Dr. Bruce and Jan Kauk

Northland Community Foundation
Smithfield Foods

The DeBruce Foundation


Benefactor Table Host

Ameritas Investment Corp.
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Bank of Kansas City

Bank Midwest
BKD Wealth Advisors

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

BMO Harris Bank
Bob and Linda Brandom
Briarcliff Development Company

Bruce Culley and Linda Larkins

Bill and Judy Chastain
Children's Mercy
Clay-Platte Family Medicine Clinic
David and Kay Cochran
Commerce Bank

Curry Real Estate Services
John and Nancy Dillingham
Jeremy and Mindy Flanagan
Charles and Patty Garney

Gillmore & Bell, P.C.

Trent and Janet Hampton
Harmon Construction Inc. / Mantel Teter
Husch Blackwell LLP

Don Julian Builders/Don and Linda Julian
Kaw Services, Inc.
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Martin Financial Group
Maxus Properties, Inc.
McConnell & Associates
McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
Paul and Jonalee McLaughlin

Mosaic Life Care
Northland Health Care Access
Park University

Saint Luke's Health System
Spencer Fane LLP
Stinson Leonard Street
UMB Financial Corporation


Supporting Sponsors

Art and Becky Fisk
Kauffman Foundation, Muriel McBrien
Landsburg Family Trust
Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Northland Physical Therapy & Rehab Services, Inc.
Shirley Pryor
Starlight Theater Association of Kansas City, Inc.
Rob and Candi Sweeney
Cindy Pratt-Stokes
Tri-County Mental Health Services 
Blas and Silvia Torres
Terry and Linda Ward


Special Thanks

Harvest Ball Society thanks - Aramark Catering and Kansas City Convention Center for their philanthropic commitment to our community.


Attend the Event

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship level for the Harvest Ball at $1500 or above, please contact Jennifer Short at 816-587-3443. She can take your sponsorship level order over the phone.