Friday, September 28th was a magical evening with festive music by Kranzberg Arts Foundation Artists-in-Residence, a delicious feast by Patty Long Catering and a wonderful program honoring CEO of the Lawrence Group, Steve Smith. Grand Center Inc. is illuminated with gratitude to all of the 500 attendees  Grand Center Inc.’s first ever sold out fundraising dinner!

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our gala co-chairs, Antionette Carroll, Jason Hall and Kathie and Richard Winter as well as our Host Committee and Grand Center Inc. Board of Directors for making this evening truly special. Thank you to our sponsors listed below, including our Platinum level sponsors: Centene Corporation, Edward Jones, World Wide Technology and the Steward Family Foundation. And of course, the beautiful evening was made possible by the hard work and planning of our event partners, Evntiv. Due to the support from our sponsors, table captains and attendees of the evening, Grand Center Inc. was able to raise $535,000 at this year’s gala!

Phoebe and Honoree Steve Smith with Grand Center Inc. President & CEO Karin Hagaman
Mark Lindgren, Missy Kelley, Margaret McDonald

Bob DeBoo Trio
Steve Smith
Anita Jackson

In addition, be sure to check out our video, dedicated to our Gala honoree, Steve Smith, for all of his accomplishments as a leader of revitalizing Grand Center Arts District: