Contact: Fred Darbonne
Direct: 816.659.9292


Celebration of Hope Ball, Benefitting Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph


KANSAS CITY, MO,  February 26, 2024 (Press Release) – An annual ball to raise awareness and celebrate the hope restored for the families in the Kansas City- St. Joseph community; scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at the Historic Muehlebach Hotel.

Come together as a community on Saturday, April 27th for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s annual Celebration of Hope Ball. The black-tie ball, hosted at The Historic Muehlebach Hotel, will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, induction of the inaugural members of the Our Lady of Hope Society, and live musical entertainment featuring KC Flo, a five piece band. Proceeds from Celebration of Hope will support families in need across northwestern Missouri and fund over 30 programs within Catholic Charities.



“Catholic Charities is a place of hope where the most vulnerable in our community find compassionate support and truly see the face of Christ when help is provided their anxiety is relieved and they can begin to consider the path to a stable and self-sustaining life encounter with Catholic Charities truly change lives for generations as the cycle of poverty is broken and hope is restored,” noted Karen Noel, CEO.

Listen to the message from our chairs, Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr.



Sponsor, buy a ticket or make a patron gift today by visiting or calling Fred Darbonne at 816-659-9292.



Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph 

Founded in 1879, Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph advocates for and serves the vulnerable and those in need. Today, Catholic Charities delivers support through 27 counties in western Missouri with a focus “To Serve & To Lift” by providing emergency assistance and robust programming in the areas of employment and financial development, children and family supports (including adoption services), Veteran services, rapid and permanent supportive housing, food pantries and more. 

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