Kindest Kansas Citian 2018
28th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards
Friday, May 4, 2018
Kansas City Zoo
BEING KIND CAN GO A LONG WAY. But many times, it’s not recognized as it should be. Now in its 28th year, the Kindest Kansas Citian was created to do just that. It’s not only our longest running event, it’s also the biggest with over 400 attendees.
This year, our three keynote honorees — or as we call them, Honorary Stars — are Christy & Bill Gautreaux and Anita Gorman. You can read all about them in this news article! We’re also excited to move the event to the landmark Kansas City Zoo, where guests will have an exclusive opportunity to view animals after hours, while enjoying drinks and a delicious dinner.
As part of the event, we also recognize 20 Kindest Kansas Citians nominated by students, ranging from kindergarteners to seniors in high school. Out of the 5,000+ essays submitted, volunteers read through each and every one, narrowing it down to 20 finalists. Then at the event, these 20 students read a small part of their essay about their “Kindest Kansas Citian.” We will also present one area school with the Rita Blitt Kindest School Award for their above and beyond efforts to create a culture of kindness.
Come join us for this heartwarming evening! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll help spread kindness in our community by funding our STOP Violence program, which provides anti-bullying education in metro area schools.
Honorary Stars Chairperson
Christy & Bill Gautreaux Brynn McCan
Ann & Tom Isenberg
Botwin Commercial Development, Diane Botwin & Mike Vessels
Curry Real Estate Services | Patty & Charles Garney | McCown Gordon Construction
Laura Perin & Family | Roswitha & Ken Schaffer
Anastasia & James Bernard | Judy & Tom Bowser | Linnea & Raymond Brock | Nancy & John Dillingham | Don Hall
Tickets & Sponsorship
Thank you for your commitment to nurturing kindness in Kansas City!