Our 2019 Gala Supports our Mission of Preserving and Promoting Irish Culture in Kansas City.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

2019 Honorary Gala Chairs
Kathy Quinn and Ian Byrne

2019 Gala Co-Chairs
Katie and John McGurk
Jan Aylward and Jay Burrus
Melissa Rohr

“The Kansas City Irish Center is a gift to Kansas City and our community. Whether you are of Irish descent or not, the Center has something for you—celebrating not only Irish heritage and culture, but our beloved city that we call home. Help us support this new home for the Irish Center to ensure that it lasts for generations.”

Tickets and Sponsorships

Purchase Individual Tickets

Non-Attendee Donations

Download our Table/Sponsorship Form

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact Nancy Wormington: 816-474-3848 or [email protected].

Our 2019 Honorees

We’re pleased to honor these individuals for their lifelong dedication and commitment to our Irish community, our history and our city.

Eddie Delahunt

John J. Sullivan, Jr. Foundation Humanitarian Award

Awarded annually to an honoree who exemplifies the legacy of John’s ethical values, integrity, generosity and goodwill for this community and its people.

Mike Dunn and
Jim McCarty

John O’Neal Community Award

Awarded annually to an honoree(s) whose tireless efforts behind the scenes in our Irish community make a difference through volunteerism and dedication.

What it means to support the Kansas City Irish Center

Your financial support is a meaningful investment in the evolving story of Irish arts and culture in our community.

Your support means:

  • Expanded access to Irish arts and education for citizens of all ages and backgrounds
  • The opportunity to increase awareness of Irish literature and humanities
  • More exciting live music and entertainment
  • Improvements to the home of the Kansas City Irish Center, the historic and iconic Drexel Hall

The Kansas City Irish Center is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Kansas City Irish Center are tax-deductible.


Cucumber Canapes
Dublin Coddle Puffs
Parmentier Potato Shooters


Endive Salad
Barley & rice blend with mandarin oranges, parsley, onion & pine nuts with a mustard vinaigrette, served nestled in an endive spear

Filet Mignon Lili
Tender filet topped with roasted artichokes & a port wine reduction served alongside…

Salmon Mousselin
Poached salmon with traditional Mousselin sauce & shaved potato crisp garnish

Paired with turnip potato poundies, brussel sprouts and Irish soda bread


A decadent duo of mini Irish stout float and Guinness chocolate layer cake

If you have dietary restrictions, please contact the Irish Center: [email protected]