KCMBF's Liberty and Justice Gala 2022

KCMBF's Liberty & Justice Gala, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022
The Abbott
1901 Cherry St. KCMO

Pre-Event for highest bidder: Ultimate VIP experience with Dante Hall.  
5:30 pm: Doors open to the Exclusive Legacy Award Cocktail Hour where the Award Winner will be a guest
6:00 pm: Cocktail Hour for All Guests
7:00 pm: Plated Dinner and Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award Presentation

Silent Auction will be opened a week prior to the event.
Live Auction and Fund-A-Need will take place during dinner.

Attire: Formal
Theme: Formula One/Monaco
Complimentary valet parking

The annual KCMBF Liberty & Justice Gala is the primary fundraising event in support of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (KCMBF) and its Legal Connection programs: Domestic Violence Alliance, Military Matters, and Student Law Academy. This exclusive, formal event features a cocktail hour, dinner, auction, and presentation to recognize and celebrate the great volunteer work performed by lawyers in the Kansas City community. During the Gala, the Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award is given in recognition of the recipient's dedication to the principles of liberty and justice through exemplary professional, civic, and community service. 

Mayor Quinton Lucas
    The 2022 Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award Winner is Mayor Quinton Lucas, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Many sponsorship opportunities are available. Explore the Sponsorship Packet to read about the benefits of sponsorship and select your level.

To register for a single seat, table, or sponsorship for the Liberty & Justice Gala, follow the steps outlined below:

1. Login with your KCMBA credentials by selecting "Sign In". If you do not have a KCMBA account, select "create an account". If you do have an account but do not remember your credentials, contact the KCMBA team at (816) 474-4322 or info@kcmba.org.
2. Once logged in, scroll back down to the registration section. Select "Register Myself".
3. Select the registration option you would like to purchase. Select "Proceed to Checkout".
4. Fill out the Payment Details section. Select "Submit Order".
5. A confirmation email will be sent immediately to the email on file with your KCMBA account. 

Once registration is complete, there are no printed tickets for this event. If you are a sponsor, please email apply@kcmbf.org with the names of your attendees. If you have registered individually, simply check in at the registration desk when you arrive at the event.

9/10/2022 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Abbott 1901 Cherry St Kansas City, MO 64108
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Thank you to the Liberty & Justice Gala Sponsors for 2022!


Davis bethune and jones law firm logo
Ketchmark & McCreight law firm logo


The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC
Versfeld & Hugo, LLC



Liberty & Justice Auction


We are in search of AUCTION ITEMS! If you have tickets to sporting events, concerts, movies, etc., or access to second homes/condos, access to golf courses, private planes, gift cards to restaurants, private dinners, hunting trips, or nice wine, etc., please consider donating to help the Foundation raise money for their amazing programs. 

Image: Liberty & Justice Gala in cursive writing, with Auction Wish List in blue.



Special thanks to those who generously donate their time and resources to make KCMBF's Liberty & Justice Gala a success!

                Gala Chair: Leon VersfeldVersfeld & Hugo, LLC
Gala Vice Chair: Russell S. Jones, Jr., Polsinelli PC

                Sponsorship Committee Chair: Scott BethuneDavis Bethune & Jones, LLC
                Sponsorship Committee Vice Chair: Meghan LiteckyDysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.              
                Auction Committee Chair:  Ronald NguyenThe Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC
                Auction Committee Vice Chair: Anna BermanKutak Rock LLP

In November 2019, the KCMBF Board of Directors passed a Resolution changing the name of the Liberty & Justice Legacy Award to the Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award. To view the Resolution, please click here.

Marsha Campbell accepting a copy of the Resolution at the
KCMBA Annual Meeting from 2019 KCMBF President, Scott Gyllenborg

During the Gala, the Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award is given in recognition of the recipient's dedication to the principles of liberty and justice through exemplary professional, civic and community service.

Jack L. Campbell Legacy Award Recipients
John M. "Jack" Kilroy, Jr., 2019
Hon. John W. Lungstrum, 2018
Senator Claire McCaskill, 2017
Hon. Cynthia L. Martin, 2016
J. Kent Emison, 2015
Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James, 2014
Hon. Gary Fenner and Hon. Peggy McGraw, 2013
Larry McMullen, 2012
Hon. J.D. Williamson, Jr., 2011
Hon. William Ray Price, Jr., 2010
Jerome T. Wolf, 2009
Hon. Scott O. Wright, 2008
James R. Wyrsch, 2007
Bobbie Lou Nailling-Files, 2006
Robert C. Welch, 2005
R. Lawrence Ward, 2004
C. Patrick McLarney, 2003