In consideration of potential health risks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, KCMBF has cancelled the 18th Annual Liberty & Justice Gala scheduled for September 12, 2020. We are saddened that we will not be able to gather for our annual celebration and fundraising event this year and look forward to the Liberty & Justice Gala next year. Although we will not be gathering in person, we will be in touch in the near future in an effort to ensure the Foundation’s signature programs are able to continue to serve those in need of our assistance. - Jill M. Katz, Gala Chair
The annual Liberty & Justice Gala is a black-tie dinner celebrating KCMBF, the charitable arm of KCMBA, and is the primary fundraising event in support of KCMBF programs. It is also a celebration of the accomplishments the Foundation is making in the Kansas City community.
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
Scroll down to see photos from the October 5, 2019 Gala.
Thanks again to our sponsors!