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2014 G30 Gala

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2014 G30 Gala

Saturday, October 25, 2014

featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

6:00 pm Cocktails Brandmeyer Hall
7:15 pm Performance in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
9:00 Dinner and Dancing in the Grand Ballroom

Join Kansas City friends of Alvin Ailey for 2014 G30 Gala as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Celebrity Guest Host, Debbie Allen

Internationally recognized director, choreographer and author

The Janet K. Miller Award   Presentation

The Janet K. Miller Award is presented to a person or organization who exemplifies the innovative civic, corporate or philanthropic leadership of Janet K. Miller and has made transformative or ground breaking contributions to benefit Kansas City.

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Sandra and Willie Lawrence, M.D. and Anita and Gary Robb

Gala Co-Chairs:
Niki Lee Donawa
Nicole Corbett Wang

KCFAA Performance Week Sponsor – $50,000

Marshall Miller

 Pearl Anniversary Presenting Sponsor – $30,000


Bunni and Paul Copaken

Brian D. Williams and C. Stephen Metzler

John and Sharon Hoffman

Proceeds from Gala 2014 for KCFAA, benefiting 30,000 youth through year-round Arts Education Programming, support:

  • AileyCamp ~ Free summer day camp for 180 students entering grades 7-8
  • AileyCamp The Group ~ Free weekly AileyCamp alumni program for approximately 70 students grades 7-12
  • Ailey Trio ~ 16 school presentations by three AAADT dancers each January for more than 4,000 students
  • Recruitments, Presentations and Ambassadors ~ AileyCamp recruitments for 4,000 students, presentations for 500 and Ambassador visits for 1,000 students each year.
  • Setting the Stage ~ Performance and multimedia presentation of African-American dance history each February for 5,000 students
  • In-School Workshops and Residencies ~ Throughout the school year for 8,000 students grades K-12
  • School Performances ~ Daytime AAADT theater performances for 3,000 students grades K-12
  • Second through Sixth Grade Program ~ Free after-school dance classes for 80 students at KCFAA
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