Lakemary Gala Raises Record Amount of Funds

GalaOn Saturday, February 22, the decade of jazz, flappers, and libations returned for one unforgettable night at the Lakemary Gala. Hundreds of party goers attended the sold out charity event at the beautiful Uptown Theater which raised a record-breaking $200,000 for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are served by Lakemary Center!

Since 1969, Lakemary has been a leader in providing opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual/developmental disabilities; helping people maximize the freedom and control they bring to their lives. Lakemary offers a wide range of individualized services for children and adults while also providing hope, dignity and a life full of meaning.

The Roaring 20s served as the theme of this year’s gala, celebrating both the nostalgia of the 1920s era and the ushering in of the current 2020 decade. Guests arrived in style, sporting either formal attire or iconic fashions from the 1920s. This was the first year that the Lakemary Gala took place at the Uptown Theater in midtown Kansas City, MO. The large, open theater was essential to accommodate the growing attendance of this event and made it easier for guests to explore the beautiful space, witness live art created by local artist Mike Debus, participate in the live auction, and more.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in our live auction, wine pull, 50/50 raffle, and Fund-A-Need! If you were unable to attend the 2020 Lakemary Gala, you can still support individuals served by Lakemary by making a donation at We also invite you to join us at our next fundraising event: The 36th Annual Will Shields Golf Classic on Monday, June 29. 

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos from the event, and feel free to tag your family and friends! Special thanks to Tricia O’Connor-Baska with SNAP Photography.

2020 Gala Sponsors