Saturday, September 10, 2022
The Abbott

The annual Liberty & Justice Gala is the primary fundraising event in support of KCMBF and its programs. KCMBF is the charitable arm of KCMBA. This exclusive 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.  

Thank you to the 2021 Liberty & Justice Campaign Sponsors!

Davis Bethune Jones law firm logoKetchmark & McCreight, P.C. law firm logo
Langdon & Emison law firm logo

Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C. law firm logo   Paul LLP law firm logo  

Polsinelli PC law firm logo Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm logo  

The Goss Law Firm, PC logo

Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, LC           
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC                               
Kutak Rock LLP                                                        
Lathrop GPM LLP                                                   
Presley & Presley LLC                                           

Stinson LLP                                                             

Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish LLC 
Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. 
Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, PC 
Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC  
Gyllenborg & Brown, P.A.    
Jackson Lewis Foundation                                                               
Jill & Mark Katz
Krigel & Krigel, PC
Lauren Allen, LLC 

The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC
Spencer Fane LLP
Versfeld & Hugo, LLC
Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP
Walters Renwick Richards Skeens & Vaughan, P.C.
Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.

Foulston Siefkin LLP
M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
The Kenner Law Firm
Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Thank you to the 2021 Auction Donors!

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midlands
Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City
Aubrey Vineyards
Ball's Food Stores
Bijin Salon & Spa 
Blue Bird Bistro
Bo Lings
Boulevard Brewing Company
Ceramic Cafe
Charlie Hooper's
Cheri Cole Simpkins
Chicken N Pickle
Cinder Block Brewery
CLEAR 10 Vodka
Heather Copeland
Athena Dickson of Siro Smith Dickson PC
Elton Fay/Whitney Fay
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Garmin Ltd.
GivePet Dog Treats 
Gomer’s Midtown
Peter Goss of The Goss Law Firm, PC
Hollyday Spa
Holman Schiavone, LLC
J. Rieger & Co.
Jaegers Subsurface Paintball
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Comets
Kansas City Dental Implants and Oral Surgery
Kansas City Zoo 
Jill & Mark Katz
KC Bier Company
KC NWSL Women's Soccer
KC Wine & Spirits
Kendra Scott
Leader Limo
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City 
Lew's Grill & Bar
Robin Levine
Sarah Liesen of Edelman, Liesen & Myers
McElligott, Ewan & Hall, PC
Meierotto Jewelers
Michael Savage of Sav-Art
Midwest Trust
Modern Nails, Hair & Spa
My Heart Check
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Office of Mayor Quinton Lucas, City of Kansas City
Old Shawnee Pizza
Nate Orr of Spencer Fane LLP
Parisi Coffee
Perspective Consulting
Hon. Martina Peterson
Sarah Stevenson
Janet Sanders Attorney
Anne Schiavone
SEA LIFE Kansas City
SPIN! Pizza
Sporting Kansas City
The Fontaine Hotel
The Little Teepee
The Well
Tracy E. Jamerson from The Girls & The Grape
Trader Joe's
Underdog Wine Co.
VanBrock Jewels
Tamara Veit of McElligott, Ewan & Hall, PC
Velvet Creme Popcorn
Leon Versfeld of Versfeld & Hugo, LLC
Waldo Pizza
Waterway Carwash
David White of Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, PC 
Wines by Jennifer
Hon. Gary Witt
Jacinda Zerr


Thank you to the 2021 Preferred Vendors for their ongoing support!
Click on each image below to visit their website to learn more about them and to book them for your next exclusive event.


KCMBF has in place concrete plans for growth in helping the community: Domestic Violence Alliance plans to cover the cost of continuing education credits for all its participants from various professions; Military Matters is in the midst of a national expansion of its program; and Student Law Academy is developing a Pre-Law Fellowship for Scholars to cover the cost of the LSAT, test-prep courses, and law school application fees. To continue this unparalleled growth for such worthy causes, we need your help!

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Federal Tax Code, Federal Tax ID No. 43-11 79222, therefore in accordance with the regulations of the IRS a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. 


Click the link above if you'd like to donate to KCMBF and help support our Legal Connection programs!

Special thanks to those who have generously donated their time and resources to make the Liberty & Justice Campaign a success!

                Gala Chair: Lauren Perkins AllenLauren Allen, LLC
                Gala Vice Chair: Leon VersfeldVersfeld & Hugo, LLC

                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

The annual Liberty & Justice Gala is the primary fundraising event in support of KCMBF and its programs. KCMBF is the charitable arm of KCMBA. This exclusive 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. 

The rise of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, along with concerns for the health, safety, and welfare of our community is of utmost concern. Restrictions in place prohibited the capability for KCMBF and the legal community to gather as planned on September 11, 2021 for the Liberty & Justice Gala, in line with other events. The decision to pivot the live Gala event to a fundraising campaign was not an easy decision or taken lightly and comes along with regret that we could not be together at the Gala. 

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 through the above photos to see the October 5, 2019, Liberty & Justice Gala.   
Thank you to Azbill Photography for the photos.
If you would like a digital copy of a photo, please contact Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Fou
ndation at