Liberty & Justice Gala


The 15th Annual Liberty & Justice Gala will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at The Gallery Event Space in the Power & Light District.
The annual Liberty & Justice Gala is the primary fundraising event in support of KCMBF programs.  It is also a celebration of the accomplishments the Foundation is making in the community. 

In addition to celebrating the Legacy Award recipient, there will be a silent and live auction featuring items and experiences with values ranging from $20 to priceless.  The silent auction will offer items that appeal to everyone.

Want to get involved in the Gala?
Join the auction committee! Email Kelly Dilllman at today.

Call for Nominations

Each year during the Gala, the Liberty & Justice Legacy Award is presented to individuals who, by their extraordinary efforts, have demonstrated a unique dedication to the principles of liberty and justice by virtue of professional service, community services, exercise of civic responsibility and promotion of the general welfare of a democratic system of government.

Nominations must be received no later than June 2, 2017
Send nominations to:
Kelly Dillman, Foundation Director

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
Two Pershing Square, 2300 Main Street, Suite 100
Kansas City MO  64108

Liberty & Justice Award Recipients

Hon. Cynthia L. Martin, 2016
J. Kent Emison, 2015 
Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, 2014 
Hon. Gary Fenner and Hon. Peggy McGraw, 2013 
Larry McMullen, 2012
Hon. J.D. Williamson, Jr., 2011 
Hon. William Ray Price, Jr., 2010 
Jerome T. Wolf, 2009
Hon. Scott O. Wright, 2008 
James R. Wyrsch, 2007
Bobbie Lou Nailling-Files, 2006 
Robert C. Welch, 2005
R. Lawrence Ward, 2004 
C. Patrick McLarney, 2003