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Children’s Mercy – 20th annual Red Hot Night Gala

Guests gathered to “Light the Path” in hope for the future at the 20th annual Red Hot Night Gala, benefiting Children’s Mercy’s Illuminate Mental Health Initiative. Jon Porter and Dan Lumma were the co-chairs of the February 3rd event, which was held at the Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom. The honorary co-chairs were Becci and Jeff Blaesing and Jodi and Rod Eisenhauer. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, light shows, an auction, and dancing to Twice on Sunday. Tanna Guthrie was the auctioneer, and Dustin Colquitt served as the emcee. 

Red Hot Night Board Members: Michael Condon, Bev Weber, Richard Green, Anne Richter, Cristin Frederick, Kimberly Warren, Michael Turner, Pat Hulla, Joe Podrebarac, president; Dan Lumma and Jon Porter, event co-chairs; Andrew Azan, Jennifer Mitchell, Michael Kopper, Liz Lewis, Justin Begnaud, Sara Holmes, Christine Murray, John McLaughlin, Willie Lanier, Jr., and Rachel Whaley


Paul Kempinski, Children’s Mercy; Jon Porter and Dan Lumma, co-chairs; Joe Podrebarac, RHN board president; and Rod and Jodi Eisenhauer and Jeff and Becci Blaesing, honorary co-chairs


Ramin and Ashley Cherafat with Jeff and Becci Blaesing, honorary co-chairs


Nick and Kim Warren, RHN board member; Katie and Richard Green, RHN board member; and Rod and Jodi Eisenhauer, honorary co-chairs


Twice on Sunday performed for the guests.


Featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Chris Crum and Kyle Rivas