Stand Up For Synergy


Stand Up for Synergy

With your help we raised nearly $500,000! This is more than ever before!

Thank you for joining us in Standing Up For Synergy at the 15th Annual Stand Up For Synergy presented by North Kansas City Hospital! A special thank you to all of our outstanding sponsors who made this stand-out event happen. This incredible support will allow us to continue to serve abused children, homeless teens and domestic violence survivors in our care. Last night, your impact transformed lives, turning victims into survivors.

We laughed, we cried and we made a difference. We want to thank each and every one of you for Standing Up For Synergy. Together, we can accomplish anything. 

View and tag yourself in event photos here. 


Synergy Services is proud to host the 15th Annual Stand Up for Synergy. Over the past 14 years, the money raised at Stand Up for Synergy has provided thousands of hours of therapy for abused children, hundreds of nights of safe places for women fleeing domestic violence, and case management for over 1,000 homeless teens in Kansas City. This is indeed something to smile about.

The event kicks off with an exclusive cocktail hour, which is followed by a delicious, chef created dinner and live auction. Get your bidding cards ready for the chance to win exclusive trips, premiere tickets to events, a 30 person party at the Holladay Distillery and more. Preview our live auction today! 

The evening culminates with an entertaining performance by nationally-acclaimed comedian, Joel McHale. Tables of four ensure there is absolutely no bad seat in the house, and the entire night gives an exclusive feel you can’t find at any other comedy club in Kansas City! 

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021  | Cocktail Hours Starts at 5:15 p.m.

Where:  Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

Schedule for the Evening: 
Cocktail Reception 5:15pm-7:00pm | Dinner 7:00pm-8:00pm
Live Auction & Program 8:00-9:00 
Live Performance featuring the brilliant comedy of Joel McHale 9:00pm-10:00pm

What's everyone wearing? Cocktail Attire

Chairpersons:   Cheryl Givens & Brynn McCan

Entertainer: Joel McHale, star of NBC sitcom, Community & E! Network’s The Soup

Questions? Contact: Claire Sundermeyer via email or call 816.505.4889 EXT. 107  

Sponsorship: Benefits

Don't forget your Raffle Tickets for a chance to win LASIK Eye Surgery from Vision Source Eyecare!

You Can Still GIVE:


Presenting Sponsor 

Legacy Sponsor 

Jan & Bruce Kauk

Kings of Comedy

Stand Up Acts

Jason & Tricia Bennett

Tom & Ann Isenberg

Web & Tracy Bixby

Generous Jokesters

Ace Scale 

BlueScope Foundation

Dr. Gerald McManus

Herb and Bonnie Buchbinder

Jami & Fred Pryor

John & Jenny Isenberg

Josh & Cassandra Landy

Kemper Family Foundations

Mariner Foundation

Mike Helmuth

Northpoint Development

The Robert E. Miller Group

Tommy W. Taylor and Barbara Threlkald

Vision Source Eyecare

Committed Comedians 

  Bill & Lynn Intrater | BKD, LLP |  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | Brian & Rebecca Mertz

Brian & Susan Casey | Brian & Elle Steadman | Brynn & Chad McCan | Capitol Federal | CBIZ | CentiMark |

Cheryl & Gregg Givens | Cindy Meier | Commerce Bank | Curry Real Estate Services | Dan Bromley | DiverseID | Dennis Meier

ECCO Select | Elliott Threatt | Erica Gabrick | Forbes Law Group | Gordie Hamilton | Grant Cynor | Grant Thornton | Hallier Benefit Advisors  

Homoly Construction | InQuest Marketing | Irv Robinson | JE Dunn | Jeremy Halter | Jim & Mary Caniglia

Josh & Cassandra Landy | Justin & Stephani Stancil | Ron & Kim Spidle |  Levy Craig Law Firm |

Lora & Randy Cheatum | MarksNelson | Margie & Bob Langdon | Michael Gabrick | Michelle & Ryan Brown

Mike & Ann Hoover | Neil Shanberg & Liz Kundin-Shanberg | Nick  & Mary Ann Powell | Park University | Paula & Cliff Cohen

Philadelphia Insurance Companies | Reese-Montgomery Real Estate | Robin Winner | Shari Fox 

Tracy & Eric Zahnd | Tracy & Ryan Ellis | TradeBotUMB Bank | US Engineering | Wayne Threatt

A Special Thanks To...

2021 Media Sponsor

2021 Signature Cocktail Sponsor

While we intend to gather on November 6, 2021 for the 15th Annual Stand Up For Synergy at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, your safety remains our priority. Our team will closely monitor both the Kansas City, Missouri and CDC guidelines and proceed according to required protocol. We look forward to coming together as we work to create a community free of family violence. We appreciate your support and look forward to a great event