The seventh annual Blue Carpet Event was a huge success. Nearly 300 individuals attended this swanky event in support of Happy, Healthy Educated Kids and more than $145,000 was raised to help children and families achieve a lifetime of success. Not able to attend? There’s still time to donate to support KC kids!

Mark your calendars…  the 2019 Blue Carpet Event will be on October 18, 2019 at the brand-new super swanky venue, The Abbott.



Guests were treated to a gourmet dinner, provided by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, premium cocktails, one-of-a-kind live and silent auctions and live music by Lost Wax.

LaMisha shared her journey to overcoming severe postpartum depression to provide a loving, supportive home for her children. LaMisha’s story exemplifies how, with your support, TFC helps parents overcome challenges and regain their role as the caring, nurturing parents their children need.

Brent Stewart was honored as the 2018 Betsy Vander Velde Award recipient. Brent Stewart has built a distinguished career by understanding and living by one important truth: “We achieve more working together than we achieve apart.” It means embracing a servant leader mindset, and losing the focus on who gets the credit. It is a worldview that has taken him from humble beginnings to the position of President and CEO of United Way of Greater Kansas City.