Stylized purple graphic of the Liberty Memorial Tower over a background of red poppies. Text: 'Night at the Tower / Sept. 30, 2023 / National WWI Museum and Memorial / Kansas City, MO'

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023


Celebrate a Kansas City treasure

A departure from the traditional sit-down gala experience, Night at the Tower is a night like no other!


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National WWI Museum and Memorial

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Progressive festivities include:

VIP Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Main Event 6:30-10 p.m.
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Cocktail Attire


A spectacular night of food, fun and entertainment awaits – as well as your chance to bid on some special items and support growing our mission.

Get Tickets:

$200 per ticket

Museum Members and Volunteers get $25 off! Contact for your promo code.

Pick your Paradise raffle tickets

Italy? Cabo? Chicago's Wrigley Field? Enter for a chance to win one of three fabulous destination packages – your choice!

$100 per Raffle Ticket

Become a Sponsor:

Purchase sponsorship online

View available sponsorship packages (PDF)

For questions on purchasing a sponsorship for a corporation, foundation or organization, please contact:
Paige Doty Gammon at or 816.888.8137

For additional event information:
Susann Ogg at or 816.888.8145

Can't join us on the 30th? Support Night at the Tower with a 100% tax-deductible donation:


Musical Guests

Lost Wax


Classic rock, oldies, popular Top 40s hits or just your favorite songs – Lost Wax creates the best original mashups that get everyone on the dance floor.
(Official 2023 NFL Draft Band)

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Signature Cocktails


Old Fashioned
Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey, sugar, bitters, cherry, orange

Route Sixty Spritz
Rieger's Vodka, raspberry, lemon cordial. sparkling wine

On Sept. 30, the Museum and Memorial will close early at 2 p.m. to prepare for Night at the Tower.

Honorary Chairs


Brad and Libby Bergman


Event Co-Chairs


Katrina and Tom Henke
Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried

Presenting Sponsors

The Bergman Family
Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation / Midwest Trust / Thomas A. McDonnell
Bergman Next Generations

Patron Sponsors

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Sunderland Foundation logo

Grand Sponsors

Bart and Joanie Bergman Family

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner / Elaine Drodge Koch and Steve Koch / John and Ann Readey

Mark and Jill Henderson

Katrina and Thomas Henke

Milbank Manufacturing



John Sherman and Marny Donnelly Sherman

UMB Financial Corporation

Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation

Partner Sponsors

Bank of Blue Valley

Christopher Beal

Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried

William and Laura Frick

Michael and Marlys Haverty

Ellen and Irv Hockaday Jr.

JB and Anne Hodgdon

Joan Horan

Frank and Diane Koranda

Monarch Build, LLC

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation

Pritzker Military Foundation on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Connie and Robert Waldrop II

Julie Wilson and Sara Wasson

Dennis and Mary Beth Welzenbach

Benefactor Sponsors

Atterbury Family Foundation

David and Catherine Brain

Pat and Andy Brown

Peter and Lynne Brown

Robert and Pam Bruce

The City of Kansas City

Commerce Bank

Mark and Stephanie Coulter

The DeBruce Foundation – Paul and Linda DeBruce

Peggy and Terry Dunn

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Rebecca and Aaron Graham

Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.

Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department

Kinetic Fundraising, Incorporated


Matthew and Tere Naylor

Barbara Koval Nelson

Park University

PipeFitters Local Union No. 533

Peter and Cappy Powell

The Regnier Family

Ram and Radha Shankar

M. Jeannine Strandjord /
Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation

White-Simchowitz Family Charitable Fund

William Jewell College

Ally Sponsors

Adams Toyota

Anderson Law, LLC

Arvest Bank

Roger Arwood and Marcelle Cooper

Kay Barnes and Tom Van Dyke

Peggy and Michael Borkon

Brian and Julie Bowers

Dustin and Rochelle Clark

John Dillingham

Anne and Steve Dunn

ECCO Select

Maryann and Neal Farnsworth

Jerry Foulds and Katie Van Luchene

George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War at Park University

John and Ellen Goheen

Alice and Mel Hawk

Lisa Merrill Hickok

Karen and Jack Holland

Patrick and Rhonda Johnston

William and Regina Kort

Mark One Electric

Megan L. Marshall

Gerald and Lynne Matile


Elizabeth and Martin Nevshemal

Michael and Susan Newburger Foundation

Brad and Linda Nicholson

Charles and Jane Olsen

Ted and Kate Place

Timothy Smith, Sr.

Dr. Joy Stevenson and Dr. John Sheets

Tension Envelope Foundation

Charles and Gail Van Way

William Van Wolbach

Don and Jean Wagner

Angela and John Walker

Loren and Tom Whittaker

Tom and Patty Wood

Media Partners

Carter Broadcast Group

Cumulus Media

Healthy Kansas City

IN Kansas City

Kansas City Homes & Style

KC Parent Magazine

Outfront Media

Thank you to all who sponsored, supported and participated in Night at the Tower 2022!


It was a beautiful evening of music, refreshments and wonderful people, all in support of the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s Global Education Initiative.


Peruse more photos from the evening on Facebook:

Event photos   Portrait photos