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Spofford Butterfly Gala

Join us this year and celebrate HOPE TAKES FLIGHT...at the 2014 Butterfly Gala and Auction on Saturday, October 18th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park.

Board Member Doug Nickerson and wife Janine, along with Board Member Amy Henson and husband Tyler, will serve as co-chairs for this evening and assure a night of fun with purpose. Spofford’s Butterfly Gala and Auction helps fund the services and programs for the children we serve. The event will begin at 6:00pm with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner at 7:30pm and a live auction to conclude the night.

Give the gift of HOPEHOPE and help a child TAKE FLIGHT!

Support the Butterfly Gala through event sponsorship, auction donation, or as a guest and help vulnerable children achieve a better future.

Corporate Sponsorships: $2,500 - $25,000

Table Host: $1,250

Individual Tickets: $125

Auction Donation: $25 and up

The butterfly is a powerful image for us. It represents the transformation and growth we believe occurs as a child heals, makes a fresh start and takes flight. Give a child wings and Spofford will help them soar.

There are many ways you can help in making our 2013 Spofford Butterfly Gala a fun and successful event. Send us an email if you would like more information. Sponsorship levels available - call Deb Johnson at 816-508-3410 for more details. Unable to attend but want to support Spofford children and families with a monetary donation, call Deb Johnson at 816-508-3410 for more infomation.

Watch for the exciting and expansive array of auction items that promise an evening of active bidding. And we're going HIGH TECH... don't forget to bring your phone!

Live Auction Items include:

  • We'll help you TAKE FLIGHT with exciting getaways to New York, L.A., New Orleans, Phoenix and more!
  • You or your special someone will sparkle with elegant jewelry from Meierotto Midwest Jewelers and Wanda Allen
  • Cheer on your favorite KC Team with fan packages for the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC!
  • ... check back for more!

Super Shopping in the Silent Auction:

  • Apple products
  • Garmin Navigation System
  • Tickets to KU Basketball, Kansas City Chiefs and Royals
  • Losts of great holiday shopping items... check back for more!


    For more information or to reserve your table, please e-mail Deb Johnson, or call 816-508-3410.
  • Proceeds from the Butterfly Gala and Auction fund direct services needed for the children.

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2013 Partners

Spofford thanks our 2012 Partners for their committment to children.


Dynamic Fastener


BlueCross BlueShield


Husch Blackwell LLP




QC Holdings Companies


Hallmark Cards




Stinson Morrison

Hecker LLP


Commerce Bank


Carondelet Health


Lockton Companies


First National Bank


Wells Fargo


Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC.



Success at Spofford

Darren was angry and aggressive when he came to Spofford due to a long history of physical abuse. With therapeutic support, Darren worked to make sense of his abuse and was able to accept placement in a loving foster home, where he was eventually adopted.
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