Experience the next
generation of dance


lace up your
dancing shoes…

for the BEST

dance party

in Kansas City

Gala 2018


Partnership & Tickets Below

Will you help a child discover what’s possible through diversity and dance?

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

  Presenting Sapphire Emerald Amethyst Opal Topaz Jade Patron Ticket


Tax-deductible value



















Patron Party Tickets for 10 guests 8 guests 8 guests 8 guests 6 guests 4 guests 2 guests 2 guests
Performance & Gala Tickets for 20 guests 14 guests 12 guests 8 guests 6 guests 6 guests 6 guests 2 guests 1 guest
Presenting sponsor listing and speaking opportunity at Gala X
Recognition from the podium X X X
Logo on event invitation and website

(REACH: 3,500)
Name on event invitation and website

(REACH: 3,500)
Logo placement on digital signage at event X X X X
Name listed on digital signage at event X X X X
Recognition in all media relations X X
Recognition in select media relations X X X
Recognition in social media

(REACH: 5,000+)
Company profile or advertisement in performance program

(REACH: 4,000)
Color, full back cover B&W, full page B&W, half page B&W, quarter page
Valet passes 6 4 4 2
Photo opportunity with Ailey dancers X
Framed commemorative performance poster signed by Ailey dancers X X X
“Thank You” acknowledgement in The Independent X X X X
Private tour of AileyCamp X X X