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2022 John Knox Village Gala: Born to be Wild!


The Jungle Will be Jumpin’ at John Knox Village!

There’s no need for a passport to go on this adventure! Join us for a full evening of fun while making a difference for your friends and neighbors in Lee’s Summit and beyond.

Set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Pavilion, the jungle-themed event is raising funds for the Raise a Roof for EMS campaign.

JKV resident Laura Vernon and the Yocom-Mueller Team, including realtors Sandie Yocom, Linda Mueller, and Rachel Ferguson, are co-chairs of the event. In addition to the Gala’s now-famous silent and live auctions, the evening will feature delicious food, refreshing drinks, live music, games and other entertainment. (You won’t want to miss our special surprise guests!)

Suggested attire includes dressing in your favorite animal print or fun casual party clothes.

Tickets are $100 each or you can purchase a sponsorship for a table of eight for $1,000.

Support for JKV Emergency Medical Services

This year’s gala will once again support “Raise a Roof for EMS,” a capital campaign that is raising funds to create new headquarters for John Knox Village’s Emergency Medical Services team. The dedicated area will include truck bays for all the Village ambulances; sleeping quarters; full bathrooms; a kitchen with a lounge/day room; and office space. What’s more, the new building will have dedicated training space that will be used to educate new generations of EMS personnel.

In addition to serving John Knox Village residents, the EMS team provides emergency care, aid and support to residents of Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Harrisonville and other Missouri localities. To accomplish their mission, EMS team members work 24-hour shifts and must be prepared to answer a call at any moment. It is vitally important that the team has an area where they can relax, rest and recharge during their downtime. They need to be ready for the next call. The current EMS base is only
790-square-feet and does not have the space, comforts or privacy the team needs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2022 Born To Be Wild Sponsorship Details

Donate Auction Items

Please help us achieve our Gala fundraising goal! We are seeking donations for wine worth $25 or more as well as other items for our live and silent auctions, such as timeshares or unique experiences. If you’d like to donate or have questions, please contact Marsha Besermin at 816-347-2382 or mbesermin@jkv.org.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $100 each or you can purchase a sponsorship for a table of eight for $1,000. Tickets can be purchased at the John Knox Village Foundation office at the Administrative Center, 400 N.W. Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Or, contact Gail Benne at 816-347-2384 or gbenne@jkv.org.




September 17
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Pavilion at John Knox Village
520 N.W. Murray Road
Lee's Summit, 64081
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