Kansas City Irish Center Gala 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020

This has been no ordinary year – so we’re not about to have an ordinary gala! We’re taking everything virtual. No need to pull out the tuxes and fancy dresses either – you can join us and party from home in whatever attire you choose.

With the loss of revenue from cancelled events, programs and hall rentals due to the ongoing pandemic, money raised at this year’s Gala is needed now more than ever to ensure the continued financial viability of the Center. Please join us!

2020 Gala Co-Chairs
Jan Aylward & Sarah Walsh

Tickets Packages & Donations

We have multiple ways for you to participate, including fun “party packages” so you can enjoy good Irish food and drink while bidding on auction items, celebrating our award recipients, and celebrating the best of being Irish – all from the comfort of your home!

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

Our 2020 Honorees

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

Kathy Quinn

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.

Cindy Furlong and
Barbara Scanlon

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.