Gala 2018 is Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s (KCFAA) largest single fundraising initiative and a critical component of its budget. Proceeds from Gala benefit KCFAA’s 11 year-round education and youth development programs that will teach 25,000 children critical life skills through dance in 2018.
KCFAA’s education programs are built on the philosophy that the skills needed to learn dance are the same skills needed for broader success in life: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.
To support this inspiring year-round community outreach, KCFAA will present an exquisite evening of dinner, dancing and an exhilarating performance by Ailey II, acclaimed as the next generation of dance. Our April 7th, 2018 Gala is an opportunity to experience the Ailey magic while investing in KCFAA and the next generation of Kansas Citians.
Gala 2018 Event Leadership
Jesse Barnes, Event Co-Chairperson
Chris DeVolder, Event Co-Chairperson
Kim and Nikki F. Newtown, Honorary Co-Chairpersons