Since 1978, The Children's Place has been committed to meeting the developmental and mental health need of the very youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other trauma. Within the Kansas City community and beyond, the agency’s specialized expertise in working with traumatized young children has made The Children’s Place a recognized leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Our Mission: Nurturing and promoting the healthy development of young children who have survived abuse, neglect and trauma by providing specialized services and family support, within a safe and caring environment.
Our Vision: Enabling the very youngest survivors of child abuse, neglect and trauma to function and thrive in their communities.
VIP Reception - 6 p.m.
Cocktails - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner, live auction, dancing - 7:30 p.m.
The Angel Board
The Angels' of The Children's Place Gala is hosted by The Angel Board, a 21 member voluntary auxiliary. The role of The Angel Board is to help raise funds and awareness to support the many programs of The Children's Place that help heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma.
The Angel Board members are:
Melissa Batz; Hadley Burcham, Beverly Casper; Diane Clarkson; Tracy Dillon; Beth Drill Nay; Cheryl Donaldson, Janet Fitzsimmons; Gail Gage; Laura Goettsch; Thea Gude; Lisa Hardy; Laura Jones; Laurie Moone; Vicki Olson; Addie Perry; Katherine Sinatra; Ann Tinsman; Krista Tolsdorf; Angie Warwick; Katy Wirtz.
The Angel Board, since its inception, has raised close to $1 million to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of many children in our community.
Honorary Chairs - Diane and Bill Clarkson, Jr.
As lifelong residents of Kansas City, Diane & Bill understand the importance of the work of The Children's Place in the community.
Through Diane's role as a volunteer member of The Angel Board they know of the compassion, expertise and care offered to every child and understand how vital and essential all the services are to every child in need.
We are honored to have them represent The Children's Place and are grateful for their commitment to young survivors of abuse and neglect in our community.